|Event Time||Jun 15, 2012 8:30 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Jun 16, 2012 3:00 AM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - MMA|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
Event Videos and Bouts
Ring of Combat returned with "Ring of Combat XLI" at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey or streaming on iPPV through the GFL Combat Sports Network. 4 titles were at stake as ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and this card reiterates its dominance as the top dog in the Tri-State area.
The main event, Uriah Hall (7-2) defeated Nodar Kudukhashvili (0-1) via unanimous decision to win the vacant ROC Middleweight Championship. Hall was able to shut down Kudukhashvili's grappling on the mat and landed some nice combos throughout the bout that racked up points in his favor giving him the nod and making him the new champion. Hall was able to control the fight with his standup and efficient striking and clinch work. Even when the fight went to the mat, Hall was able to fight from Kudukhashvili's guard and score points.
In the co-main event, Guillermo "Will" Serment (4-3) defeated James Jenkins (5-1) for the ROC Featherweight Title by guillotine choke in round one. Serment landed some high kicks and then dropped Jenkins with an overhand right. From there Serment was relentless in his attach throwing hammer fists until finally sinking in the guillotine choke. Jenkins did everything to escape including rolling over and changing positioning and spitting out his mouthpiece to create more room to breathe, but Serment would not let go and Jenkins tapped out giving Serment the win and more importantly becoming the new 145 lb ROC Champion.
And Jimmie Rivers (9-1) defeated Justin Hickey (6-3) to retain his ROC Bantamweight Championship after a unanimous decision. Rivers is a blue chip prospect on the East Coast and he might be in line for bigger challenges now that he has almost cleared out the 135 lb division.
Ed Gordon (5-0) beat Carlos Brooks (4-2) via unanimous decision to win the vacant ROC Light Heavyweight Title. Gordon had more in the gas tank and was able to sustain the pace of the fight better and push the action inside the cage.
You won't find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action as Ring of Combat presents "Ring of Combat XLI" with 4 titles on the line exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv.