Lou Neglia delivered yet another spectacular show last night. We were treated to a some great subs, brutal knockouts and closely fought decisions. There was also a who's who of the MMA world in attendance, including UFC stars Matt Serra, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, Pete Sell and Renzo Gracie. The WEC was also well represented by Miguel Torres, Donald Cerone, Leonard Garcia and Cub Swanson. Even Bellator was in the mix with their undefeated star Lymond Good.
Ring of Combat has produced 32 fighters who have gone on to the UFC. That's something of which promoter Lou Neglia is quite proud. The main event featured a fighter who both Lou and I think will be another UFC star in the future, Gian Villante. Gian, out of the Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, took just 40 seconds to choke out Mike Cook. Mike was a last minute replacement for the very tough Bret Kohan, who suffered a concussion in a car crash. Bret will be back, possibly in April at ROC XXVIV.
Ryan LaFlare, also of Bellmore Kickboxing, won the 170 pound title with a KO of Justin Haskins. Ryan is another rising star in MMA and he's going places.
You can check out the complete results after the jump. I'll have more on this show in a few days.
Preliminary Bouts (Two 4 Minute Rounds with one 4 min extension round in the event of a tie)
170 Dave McMahon vs. Robert Cunane
McMahon win via TKO referee stoppage due to strikes at 3:06 of round one.
180 Craig Theime vs. Adam Fearon
Theime wins majority decision two rounds 20-18, 20-18, 19-19
135 Ryan Castillo vs. Michael Murray
Murray win via armbar at 3:46 of round two
Main Card (Three 4 Minute Rounds)
145 Ryan Vaccaro vs. Adam Ward
Vaccaro wins unanimous decision three rounds 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27
125 Tuan Pham vs. Louis Gaudinot
Gaudinot via KO punch at 1:09 of round one
145 Andy Main vs. Lester Caslow
Caslow wins unanimous decision three rounds, all three judges 29-28
135 Lennox Chance vs. Nick Pace
Pace via rear naked choke at 1:37 of round one
170 Jose Viera vs. Mike Medrano
Medrano via guillotine at 1:38 of round three
240 Brendan Barrett vs. Joe Abouata
Barrett via guillotine at 0:45 of round two
155 Nabih Barakat vs. Edson Barboza
Barboza via KO at 1:09 of round one
185 Vagner "Curio" Fernandes vs. Andre Gusmao
Gusmao win via tap due to strikes at
3:25 of round one
Championships (Three 5 Minute Rounds)
170 Justin Haskins vs. Ryan Laflare
LaFlare via KO at 1:36 of round two
225 Gian Villante vs. Mike Cook
Villante via rear naked choke at 0:40 of round one