HDNet Fights on Thursday announced that it is continuing its partnership with Ring of Combat to include its March event. HDNet Fights Presents: Ring of Combat XVIII will be in Atlantic City, N.J. on March 7 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. The event will air live on HDNet.
Andrew Simon, HDNet Fights CEO, said the alliance emphasizes the company’s objectives for this year.
“This partnership reinforces our goal to partner with regional promotions to identify up and coming MMA talent,” he said. “It also strengthens our commitment to fans to provide 24 live events in 2008.”
The main event of the evening will be a highly anticipated match up of light heavyweights Krzysztof Soszynski and Alex Andrade.
Soszynski’s latest fight was a victory over Robert Villegas at HDNet Fights Reckless Abandon.
The last time Andrade competed, he scored a TKO over Fabiano Capoani on HDNet last September. Pride veteran Andrade spent some time away from fighting, but since his return, has crafted a 3-0 record.
HDNet Fights Presents: Ring of Combat XVIII will be the first meeting between Andrade and Soszynski.
“I’m fighting a very tough opponent in Alex Andrade. I’ve been training already for three weeks,” Soszynski said. “I’m feeling fantastic.”
The Ring of Combat lightweight championship will be an anxiously awaited re-match between two Ring of Combat XVII fighters. Submission specialist Jim Miller, with only one career loss, takes on Chris Liguori. Their previous fight went the way of Miller, who scored a second round TKO victory over Liguori.