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- RING OF COMBAT FEATURES 3 TOURNAMENTS

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Louis Neglia’s Ring of Combat Launches New “Tournament of Champions” Series

Exciting new format brings next level of MMA action to the northeast!

Ring of Combat, the largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in the Northeast returns to Atlantic City, NJ on Friday, November 17th to the Tropicana Resort & Casino. Ring of Combat XII, presented by former World Kickboxing Champion Louis Neglia, will feature the most talented, exciting and undiscovered MMA fighters in the world today. ROC XII marks the beginning of the new, high-stakes ‘Tournament of Champions’ MMA event series. Under this new format, eight fighters in three weight classes will battle it out for the championship of their division and their share of over $100,000. Tournament participants have been selected based upon experience, events they competed in the past, prior martial arts experience and the team they train under. The entire tournament will last for three events and all at the Tropicana. The winners from this event will move on to the semi-finals and ultimately the Tournament Championship in 2007. All shows will be broadcast on Cable TV in 2007.

Following are the match-ups for this first Tournament of Champions event:

Lightweight – 155 lbs
Charles Wilson {Double Tap Fight Crew} vs. James Jones {Ground Control/Renzo Gracie}
Kevin Roddy {Rhino Fight Team} vs. Jesse Moreng {AZ Combat Sports}
Ian Loveland {Team Quest} vs. Adriano de Lima Pereira {BBT & Memphis Judo}
Jay Estrada {Gilbert Grappling/Estrada “K-9″ Unit} vs. Kevin English {Duneland Vale Tudo}
*Alternates – Rich Boine {Team Tiger Schulmann} & Will Kerr {Strikezone}

Welterweight – 170 lbs
Dominic Dellagatta {Team Tiger Schulmann} vs. Jay Coleman {Rhino Fight Team}
Yon Guenecha {FFA Young Tiger Foundation} vs. Colin O’ Rourke {Team Renzo Gracie}
Phillipe Nover {Insight} vs. Abner Lloveras {Esport Rogent & BBT}
Jamie Toney {Jorge Gurgel} vs. Todd Moore {Houston BJJ & Revolution Dojo}

Middleweight – 185 lbs
Landon Showalter {Charlie’s Combat Club} vs. Don Wagner {Shido Seimei MA}
Nissim Levy {Team Tiger Schulmann} vs. Marc Stevens {Tai Kai Jui Jitsu}
Johnny Carson {The Hit Academy} vs. Jason House {Jan Jira Gym}
Mitch Whitesal {Wreck Room Athletics} vs. Mike Dolce {Team Quest}
*Alternate – Hans Calderon {Freestyle Fighting Academy – Young Tigers}

Be sure not to miss this electrifying night of MMA as Ring of Combat returns to the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday, November 17th. The doors open at 8 PM and the bouts start at 9 PM in The Showroom. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or in person at the Tropicana Box Office. Join us on November 17th as 24 championship caliber fighters begin their journey and try to take one step closer to their share of $100,000.

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