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
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
A hotly anticipated matchup between current lightweight champ, Bradley Desir (8-5) and jiu-jitsu specialist, Max Bohanan (6-2) was one of the highlight bouts for ROC 56. Signed and ready to go, fight fans were going crazy for this bout but it was not meant to be as of yet. Unfortunate news came when Bohanan’s team informed ROC he would not be able to compete September 23 at ROC 56. Just like the fight fans, the ROC team was sad to hear of Bohanan being off the card as he has fought his entire career with Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat and has become a positive face for the promotion.
Once ROC head honcho, Lou Neglia, received the news on Bohanan, he did what any other promoter would do, he picked up the phone and went to work immediately.
Enter fighter “z” or should we say, Julian “Night Train” Lane (11-5-1) as he battles Desir on short notice. Lane comes in on a two-fight win streak and made a name for himself as he was apart of the TUF 16 cast where he gave a quote only fight fans could love, “let me bang bro!” It was a request to his team to let him be next to compete or “bang.”
Julian will get his chance to “bang” when he takes on Desir. ROC fight fans always remember Desir as we last saw him at ROC 54 with a sensational TKO against ultra tough, Eddie Lenoci. Taking a fight of this caliber on such a short notice is a dangerous risk for anyone but a risk that needs to be taken.
The bout card: