Ring of Combat 58 Results: Arce Submits Buenafuene – Watch NOW on GFL

February 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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As usual Louis Neglia put on a great event and stellar night of MMA fights at Ring of Combat 58! The 11 bout card had fans at the edge of their seats with the back and forth action. Fight fans let it be known, when you go to a ROC show, you’ll get your monies worth. CLICK HERE TO RE-LIVE THE ACTION ON GFL

 

Results

Main Event: Julio Arce (W) vs. Frank “The Praying Mantis” Buenafuente, Submission, RNC Round 2

Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim vs. Sidney “Da-gun” Outlaw (W) – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

Merab Dvalishvili (W) vs. Sukhrob “The Spartan” Aidarbekov – Submission, Arm Bar Round 2

Michael “The Nature Boy” Elshamy vs. Willie “Warhead” Hosch (W) – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

Pat Sabatini (W) vs. Michael Lawrence – Submission, Rear Naked Choke Round 2

Tevin Cooke vs. James “Speedy” Gonzalez (W) – Submission, Triangle Choke Round 2

Dominick “Dom” Biondo vs. Brandon “Mega” Urquijo (W) – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

Phil Caracappa (W) vs. Tommy Espinosa – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

Sambet Naimanbayev vs. Jerome “The Mechanic” Mickle (W) – Majority Decision After 3 Rounds

Wendell “Diesel” Sneed (W) vs. Hugh McKenna – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

Travis “The Sauce” Foster vs. Nick Fiore (W) – Unanimous Decision After 3 Rounds

RING OF COMBAT 57 Results: Julio Arce wins 145lb title – Watch NOW on GFL.TV

November 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Another EXCITING night of COMBAT at Ring Of Combat 57! – CLICK HERE to Watch the replay NOW on GFL!!!

As always, the night was filled with top level regional talent, and some new fighters beginning to make some noise of their own. Standouts of the night were Dashawn Boatwright, Merab Dvalishili, and Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim, with our Fight of the Night going to a classic featherweight title bout between Frank Buenafuente and New Champ Julio Arce. Julio has now held Ring of Combat belts at both 135 and 145. Congrats to to all the fighters who stepped in the cage and competed, as Mr Neglia says, “you’re all already winners“.

Main Event: Julio Arce def Frank Buenafuente  via Unanimous Dec

Co-main: Ruslan Melikov def Willie Hosch via Unanimous Dec

Undercard Bouts:
Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim def Guram Mestvirishvili via KO/TKO, 0:45 R3

Tony Gravely def Merab Dvalishvili via Unanimous Dec

Jerome Mickle def Nick Fiore via KO/TKO, 1:41 R1

Dashawn Boatwright def Jahsua Marsh via KO/TKO, 3:33 R1

Wendell Sneed def Julio Germain via KO/TKO, 3:00 R2

 

Ring of Combat 57: Buenafuente vs Arce – This Weekend On GFL.TV

November 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Ring of Combat 57: Buenafuente vs Arce – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO WATCH!!!

*Event will not be live but will be replayed shortly after.

Everyone one get on your feet!!! Fresh off the presses, current featherweight champion, Frank “The Mantis” Buenafuente will defend his title against long time ROC fighter and former bantamweight champion, Julio Arce at #ROC57 on 11/18 Tropicana Atlantic City! This is what ROC has been about since day one, assembling the best fight’s possible. This fight can be compared to Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall and Chris Wade vs Frankie Perez. There were no losers in either of those fights as all went on to the UFC! The same can and will be said for Buenafuente and Arce as both are tremendously talented and have HUGE followings on the East Coast! This is one fight you don’t want to miss. More fight info coming along with ticket information!!! #ROC57

Undercard Bouts:

Chris Lozano Battles Eddie Gordon Live Tonight on GFL.Tv

August 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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After more than four years since his last official fight, Chris Lozano is set to return to action this weekend.

Lozano (10-3) is set to take on Eddie Gordon (7-4) in the co-main event at CFFC 60 in Atlantic City.

Lozano’s last action was in 2013, when he competed on Bellator’s “Fight Master” reality series. He made it to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual show winner Mike Bronzoulis. The fights on the show were considered exhibition fights, so they don’t show up on his official record.

“[I] haven’t fought since Fight Master, Feels good to be back. I’m definitely motivated to get to a big promotion. That’s where the money is. Everything about me as a person and fighter is different. Everything.”

Lozano, who made his name during a five-fight stint with Bellator, is now training at Evolve MMA in Media, Ohio, where he has been for a few years.

He was one of the best welterweight prospects in the sport, as he finished his first six fights via knockout or TKO, including a win over UFC veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida at Bellator 31. Overall, “The Cleveland Assassin” has finished eight of his ten wins via strikes.

He was cut from Bellator in 2012 after losing back-to-back fights to Douglas Lima and Karl Amoussou, but he rebounded with a TKO win over James Warfield.

Now 33, Lozano will have a chance to prove that he’s still a top fighter when he takes on Gordon.

Gordon was the champion of Season 19 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” but he was cut from the UFC after losing three straight. This will be his first fight back on the regional scene, and the knockout artist will also be looking for a highlight reel win against Lozano.

CFFC 60 takes place on Saturday at the Borgata Hotel & Casino and will air on CBS Sports Network.

In the main event, UFC veteran Jonavin Webb takes on unbeaten Ohio native Isaac Steele in a welterweight bout.

Ring of Combat 54 Results: Santiago, Desir, Kelleher & Gillespie Title Winners

March 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Another great card from Ring of Combat! Bouts were well matched with great action. Full fight recap coming soon. See below for quick fight results provided by New York Fighting.

Title Fights

10. Lester Caslow (Nick Catone MMA) vs. Mike Santiago (Team Top Notch)
Santiago wins by submission in the first round via rear naked choke. Retains ROC Featherweight Title

11. Eddie Lenoci (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Bradley Desir (AllStar MMA)
Desir wins via TKO round 1 for the ROC National Lightweight Championship

12. Julio Arce (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Brian Kelleher (Maxim BJJ)
Kelleher def. Julio Arce via submission due to guillotine choke Round 3
(The 135 lb. ROC Title is still vacant because Kelleher missed weight)

13. Jose Chepe Mariscal (Dutch Style MMA) vs. Gregor Gillespie (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ)
Gregor Gillespie def. Mariscal via TKO due to strikes from back mount in Round 1.

Main Card

1. Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Universal/ECF Elite) vs. Travis Foster (The Edge Hoboken)
Hakim def. Foster Unanimous Decision 30-27

2. Guram Mestvirishvili (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Jay Silva (RVCA)
Silva wins unanimous Decision 29-28

3. Nick Fiore (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (Brooklyn MMA)
Nekruz wins unanmous decision. 29-28

4. James Gonzalez (Serra BJJ) vs. Mike Trizano (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA)
Trizano def. Gonzalez unanimous decision

5. Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs. Paul Grant (Jungle Gym)
Gravely wins TKO reef stoppage due to strikes from back mount in round 3.

6. Zach Fears (Rich Clement’s Gladiators Academy/St.Charles MMA) vs. Max Bohanan (Ricardo Almeida BJJ)
Bohanan wins via Split Decision

7. Leo Perez (Bonebreaker Gym) vs. Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA)
Frank Buenafuente def. Leo Perez via unanimous decision 30-27

8. Matt Church (Navone Next Level MMA vs. Pat Defranco (Serra-Longo Fight Team)
Matt Church wins by submission (heel hook) in round 1

9. Mike Elshamy (Madama Jiu Jitsu) vs. Thomas Dibernardo (Mymidon Martial Arts)
Elshamy def. Dibernardo via unanimous decision.

 

Ring of Combat 53 Full Results: 4 Titles – 6 Finishes

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Another great card from Ring of Combat! Bouts were well matched with great action. Full fight recap coming soon. See below for quick fight results provided by New York Fighting.

Main Card
1. Tajuddin Abdul-Hakim (Universal/ECF Elite) vs. Travis Foster (The Edge Hoboken) – Hakim def. Foster Unanimous Decision 30-27
2. Guram Mestvirishvili (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Jay Silva (RVCA) – Silva wins unanimous Decision 29-28
3. Nick Fiore (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (Brooklyn MMA) – Nekruz wins unanmous decision. 29-28
4. James Gonzalez (Serra BJJ) vs. Mike Trizano (Tiger Schulmann’s MMA) – Trizano def. Gonzalez unanimous decision
5. Tony Gravely (Tech Top Team) vs. Paul Grant (Jungle Gym) – Gravely wins TKO reef stoppage due to strikes from back mount in round 3.
6. Zach Fears (Rich Clement’s Gladiators Academy/St.Charles MMA) vs. Max Bohanan (Ricardo Almeida BJJ) – Bohanan wins via Split Decision
7. Leo Perez (Bonebreaker Gym) vs. Frank Buenafuente (Carnicella MMA) – Frank Buenafuente def. Leo Perez via unanimous decision 30-27
8. Matt Church (Navone Next Level MMA vs. Pat Defranco (Serra-Longo Fight Team) – Matt Church wins by submission (heel hook) in round 1
9. Mike Elshamy (Madama Jiu Jitsu) vs. Thomas Dibernardo (Mymidon Martial Arts) – Elshamy def. Dibernardo via unanimous decision.

Title Fight
10. Lester Caslow (Nick Catone MMA) vs. Mike Santiago (Team Top Notch) – Santiago wins by submission in the first round via rear naked choke. Retains ROC Featherweight Title
11. Eddie Lenoci (Serra-Longo Fight Team) vs. Bradley Desir (AllStar MMA) – Desir wins via TKO round 1 for the ROC National Lightweight Championship
12. Julio Arce (Tiger Schumann’s MMA) vs. Brian Kelleher (Maxim BJJ) – Kelleher def. Julio Arce via submission due to guillotine choke Round 3 (The 135 lb. ROC Title is still vacant because Kelleher missed weight.
13. Jose Chepe Mariscal (Dutch Style MMA) vs. Gregor Gillespie (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy/Scarola BJJ) – Gregor Gillespie def. Mariscal via TKO due to strikes from back mount in Round 1.

Fight Coverage: Grabriel Toribio

Ring of Combat 54: Brian Kelleher vs. Julio Arce and Gregor Gillespie vs. Jose Mariscal LIVE TONIGHT ON WWW.GFL.TV

March 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Brian Kelleher vs. Julio Arce – Ring of Combat 54

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.

Gregor Gillespie vs. Jose Mariscal – Ring of Combat 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.

LIVE MMA THIS WEEKEND – TOP 5 FIGHTS TO WATCH – LIVE ON WWW.GFL.TV

March 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator may dominate the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines, but they aren’t the only promotions with MMA action this weekend.

Our friends at GoFightLive.tv are set to stream five live MMA events from the regional scene all across the U.S. and Canada over the next two days, and some of the best prospects in the sport are set to throw down. As a gift to MMAmania readers, GFL is offering 25% off any event, using the exclusive coupon code “ManiaFans.”

This week’s selections provides a handful of title fights, a UFC veteran looking to get back in the fray, and a ton of top-notch action. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five fights to watch on GFL.

5. Jared Scoggins vs Graeme Prue – USFFC 26

We kick off this list with a name you may recognize, as UFC Flyweight contender Justin Scoggins’ younger brother Jared is set for his third professional MMA bout at USFFC 26 tomorrow night.

Like his older brother, Scoggins is masterful on the feet, featuring a wide array of strikes utilizing all eight of his weapons at his disposal.

“Psycho” Scoggins in undefeated at 2-0, finishing both opponents via knockout in devastating fashion. Prior to his professional career, Scoggins racked up an impressive 5-1 amateur record.

The younger Scoggins will have a very favorable match-up against Graeme Prue, who comes in at 1-3 in his professional career.

While this likely won’t be the fight that earns Scoggins a UFC contract, you can expect a sensational performance from the ultra-talented prospect, and potentially a highlight-reel knockout as the cherry on top.

4. Nathan Kenna vs. Adrian Molenda – Battle Arena 37

With Ireland’s Conor McGregor dominating headlines across the MMA landscape, we just had to feature his fellow countryman, Nathan Kenna.

Still an amateur, Kenna boasts an undefeated 3-0 record, finishing each opponent in increasingly impressive fashion.

Fighting at both Bantamweight and Flyweight, the young Irishman will fight for his first title against the undefeated Pole Adrian Molenda.

Considering how green both these fighters still are, it will be interesting to see what they bring to the table this early on in their career.

3. Tim Hague vs Tanner Boser – Unified MMA 26

A UFC veteran will battle a major prospect for the second time this weekend at Unified MMA 26.

Back in 2015, it didn’t take long for Tim Hague to derail the Heavyweight hype train of Tanner Boser.

In fact, the UFC veteran finished the Unified MMA Heavyweight kingpin in merely six seconds via knockout.

A year later, the duo will step into the cage once again, as Boser looks to prove his flash knockout loss to Hague was merely a fluke, and that he belongs in the big leagues.

Since defeating Boser, Hague has been finished twice via knockout. On the contrary, Boser has since won two fights via knockout.

Expect another quick and violent war, and if Boser comes out the victor, you may very well see him fighting inside the Octagon next.

2. Brian Kelleher vs. Julio Arce – Ring of Combat 54

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.

1. Gregor Gillespie vs. Jose Mariscal – Ring of Combat 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.

That’s a wrap fight fans!

Ring of Combat 54’s Julio Arce: Time For Redemption

March 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Any winning competitor, no matter the sport, will always say that the hardest part of being a champion is not capturing the title, but keeping the title. This is especially true in mixed martial arts.

To be the best, a champion has to fight the best, and the best part about that is it only makes all of the fighters better. However, when a fighter captures a title early in his career and defends it over a lengthy period of time, it is easy to get too comfortable.

Ring of Combat’s Julio Arce, an instructor at the Tiger Schulmann’s flagship location in Bayside, Queens, N.Y., was the promotion’s bantamweight champion after only his fifth professional fight. At ROC 47, over two years ago, he captured the vacant strap. He defended it three times over the following year and a half. In the ROC bantamweight division, Arce was the man. He had won all of his fights in dominant fashion.

Arce (top) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Then came ROC 52 in September. Things didn’t exactly go the 26-year-old’s way. After three rounds against Team Bombsquad’s Brian Kelleher, Arce’s title had been stripped, and the young pro had to take a step back.

“I let him push me against the cage too much, and I let him move forward too much,” Arce told Combat Press.

Arce was a bit out of his element. He was a young champ who had never lost. He likely got too comfortable in the cage. As his opponent pushed him out of that comfort zone, Arce just wasn’t fighting the way he wanted to.

Ring of Combat 54: 4 Title Fights Headlined by Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie v Jose Mariscal

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Ring of Combat Starts 2016 With A Bang As Gregor Gillespie and Julio Arce Return To Complete An All-Star MMA Lineup With Four Title Fights. <br><Br>

The main event has the return of New York’s Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie (5-0) defending his regional ROC lightweight title against undefeated Jose Mariscal (3-0) of Illinois. Gillespie, who has some of the best wrestling credentials in all of MMA, was set to defend his title this past November but had to pull out due to injury. <br><Br>
Mariscal, who made his ROC debut this past November, made quite the impression as he earned a hard fought decision over previously undefeated Max Bohanan. <br><Br>

In the co-main event, Brian Kelleher (15-7) looks looks for his second win in a rematch against the man he won the title from, Julio Arce (8-1). Kelleher met Arce at ROC 52 in what was a face paced bout earning a majority decision over the former champion. Arce looks to even up the score and win back his title in the process.<br><Br>

Fresh off his title winning performance, Bradley Desir (7-4) of Tiger Schulman’s MMA looks to successfully defend his national lightweight title in a rematch against Eddie Lenoci (4-1) of the Serra/Longo fight team.<br><Br>

Riding a six-fight win streak, ROC national featherweight champion, Mike Santiago (16-9) defends his title against New Jersey’s Lester Caslow (15-9).<br><Br>

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