Friday, March 16, 2007

Ring of Combat 13 Preview

By Jim Genia

It’s time for the second round in promoter Lou Neglia’s Tournament of Champions – which means more of Jay Coleman’s deadly hands, more of Ian Loveland’s submission skills, and more of Landon Showalter’s heart. Ring of Combat returns to the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City on Friday night, promising another action-packed -- and sold out -- event for Garden State-area fight fans. Featuring an undercard with the likes of Muay Thai champ Shennen Maceo (in his MMA debut), jiu-jitsu stud Carmine Zocchi, a hard-hitting bruiser Jordan Pergola, it’s undeniably a “can’t miss” event. Here’s a look at the match-ups

Lightweight Tournament
James "Binky" Jones (Team Renzo/Ground Control) vs. Jay Estrada (Gilbert Grappling)
Rich Boine (Team Tiger Schulmann) vs. Ian Loveland (Team Quest)

Welterweight Tournament
Jay Coleman (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Phillipe Nover (Insight)
Colin O’Rourke (Team Renzo) vs. Todd Moore ( Houston BJJ/Revolution Dojo)

Middleweight Tournament
Landon Showalter ( Arlington Kickboxing Academy ) vs. Marc Stevens (Tai Kai Jiu-Jitsu)
Jason House (Janjira Gym) vs. Mike Dolce (Team Quest)

Preliminary Bouts
Shennen Maceo (Team Tiger Schulmann) vs. Khristian Geraci ( Pittsburgh Fight Club)
Anthony LaDonna (Team Serra/Longo) vs. Seth Tiringer ( Bellmore Kickboxing)
George Sullivan (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Dave Porter ( East End Martial Arts)
Ca rmine Zocchi (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Don Wagner (Shido Seimei Martial Arts)
Alexis Aquino (TNT Fight Club) vs. Tenyeh Dixon (Team Renzo/Ground Control)
Jordan Pergola ( Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. Joe Diamond (Atlantic City MMA)

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