Ring of Combat 54: Brian Kelleher vs. Julio Arce and Gregor Gillespie vs. Jose Mariscal LIVE TONIGHT ON WWW.GFL.TV
Ring of Combat has featured some of the best MMA prospects over the last decade, including future UFC Champion Chris Weidman, Uriah Hall, Costa Phillipou, and more recently Oluwale Bamgbose, Randy Brown, and Justine Kish.
This weekend, ROC will once again feature major talent, as Julio Arce looks to recapture Bantamweight gold against the very man who took the title in Brian Kelleher.
Prior to losing a very close majority decision to Kelleher at ROC 52, Arce had defended his title three times, and seemed destined to fight inside the Octagon.
Kelleher had a much more rocky road en route to capturing ROC gold, as “Boom” competed in Bellator and some of the best regional promotions in the country en route to a 15-7 record.
Both men feature a very exciting style that pushes a high pace, and while both are worthy of fighting inside the Octagon, likely only one man can earn that opportunity with a victory at ROC 54.
The best fight of the weekend on GFL goes to Ring of Combat, as Lightweight prospects battle for gold in the main event of ROC 54.
The current champ Gregor Gillespie earned the belt by submitting George Sheppard in their battle for the vacant title back at ROC 51, and the undefeated 5-0 prospect from New York hopes to defend his crown this weekend.
It won’t be an easy task as Gillespie battles a fellow undefeated prospect in Jose Mariscal.
At 3-0, the Chicago native has proven to be a special talent inside the cage, with a penchant of finishing his fights in brutal fashion.
In his amateur career, Mariscal accrued an additional six victories, all via stoppage in the first round.
In a combined 14 fights, these men have fought to the judges merely twice, so it is hard to believe the judges will be needed this weekend.
Regardless of who wins at ROC 54, you can expect both men to be making their impact in MMA over the next several years.