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Ring of Combat returns to Tropicana Atlantic City

22 June 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Ring of Combat 60 is set to take place Friday, 15 September, inside the showroom of the Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort, with another solid card of MMA action including an unheard of seven title fights.

ROC 59 was a night to remember, as new champions were crowned in front of a sold out crowd. The night was extra special as UFC President, Dana White, was in attendance for his second Ring of Combat card. He was so impressed with the talent that was on display, he picked three ROC fighters from that classic night. Merab Dvalishvili, who successfully defended his bantamweight crown with a 15 second KO, was hand picked by Dana to enter the 135 lb. rankings. ROC's first ever dual champion Sidney Outlaw and heavyweight champion, Shelton Graves, were both picked up for Dana's new UFC contender series. All three now join the long list of ROC fighters, who have gone on to compete inside The Octagon.

ROC 60 promises to be no different as ROC President, Lou Neglia, has put together another amazing fight card with renowned MMA talent. An unheard of seven-title fights will be featured when ROC invades the Tropicana in Atlantic City this fall.

The main-event features ROC's first ever two-time champion, Julio Arce (12-2) as he takes on the fast rising, James Gonzalez (4-1) for Arce's featherweight title.

A welterweight showdown takes place when Tajuddin Hakim-Abdul (5-1) takes on Willie Hosch (5-4) for the vacant 170 lb. title.

Longtime lightweight champion, Bradley Desir (9-5) returns to the ROC cage when he looks to defend his title against Jerome Mickle (3-1).

The ROC Regional Lightweight title is up for grabs when Stehpen Regmen (6-2) takes on Kevin Horowitz (6-7).

Kris Gratalo (2-1) will take on Eric Roncoroni (5-2) for the vacant ROC Middleweight title.

After winning the regional lightweight title, William Elliot (3-0), drops down to take on Sukhrob Aydarbekov (2-3) for the vacant ROC Flyweight title.

Rounding out the title fights will be Albert Gazaryan (7-0) vs Alex Keshtov (8-1) for the regional flyweight title.

The remainder of the card is as follows: Tim Dooling vs Kenny Foster; Brandon Urquijo (2-1) vs Tihn Tupy (2-1); Edwin Smart vs Alex Myers; Phil Caracappa (2-0) vs Pampos Grigoriou; Alex Oliviera (0-1) vs Anthony Snipes George (2-0); Kams Ekpo (7-1) vs Vadim Ogar (4-1).

Ring of Combat 60 will take place 15 September at the world famous Tropicana Atlantic City showroom.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Fights begin at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are priced between $52 and $127 and can be purchased at the Ring of Combat website, the Tropicana Box Office or any TicketMaster outlets.

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