Ring of Combat returns April 21 with “ROC AMXII” from Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. This 17-bout event has another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat has become synonymous with, as this time the amateurs are showcased and the 170 lb and 155 lb titles are on the line. 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.
In the main event, Eddie Lenoci (5-1) battles Greg Quarantello (6-2) for the ROC Amateur Welterweight Title. Lenoci won the title in 2011 at AMXI by choke and looks to defend the belt for the first time at AMXII. All of Lenoci’s victories have come via KO or submission, and even his lone defeat has come via stoppage so expect this bout not to do to the distance. Lenoci has been very successful with his fast paced, high risk/high reward style and fighting in the main event will only sharpen Lenoci’s resolve to put on an entertaining show for the fans. For Quarantello, he too is a finisher as 5 of his 6 wins have come via KO or submission. He has experience fighting for a title, so he will not be overcome by the moment when he steps into the cage to face Lenoci. Quarantello is coming off a KO victory in his last fight too so his confidence will be at an all-time high when he squares off against the ROC Champ. Expect fireworks in this bout and the odds are somebody is getting stopped when these two young lions square off.
In the co-main event, Johnathan Pecnya (5-3) fights Frank Buenafuente (4-0) for the ROC Amateur Lightweight Title. Pecnya has been a champion with another organization already so he is used to fighting in championship bouts. A versatile mixed martial artist, Pecnya can beat you on his feet or on the ground with Kos and submissions both on his resume. For the undefeated Buenafuente, this is his first shot at gold and he has proven worthy of the opportunity. Buenafuente is a grinder and likes to outwork his opponent and wear them down. This strategy has proven successful as he has won 3 of 4 fights by decision. It will be a contrast in styles when Pecnya and Buenafuente lock horns inside the cage.
You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 21 as Ring of Combat presents “ROC AMXII” exclusively on pay-per-view at GFL.tv.