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Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Ring of Combat XL" Preview

Poster coming soon! 

Ring of Combat returns April 27 with “ROC XL”.  This event has another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat has become synonymous with and emanates from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey or on iPPV through the GFL Combat Sports Network to watch this exciting card.   ROC continues to be the linchpin of East Coast MMA and this 15-bout card reiterates its dominance as the top dog of MMA in the Tri-State area.  

In a featured bout, Uriah Hall (6-2) faces Dominique “Non-Stop Action Packed” Steele (7-2) in a light heavyweight scrap.  Former ROC Champion, Hall, is a ROC fan favorite as the New Yorker always brings it.  His last bout he won via the seldom used heel hook submission and is in the midst of a 2-fight win streak.  All of Hall’s wins have come via stoppage either KO or submission so he will look to do the same against Steele in their hotly anticipated battle.  Steele is a veteran of Strikeforce and looks to get back in the win column after losing a tough decision in his last outing.  Steele has only had 1 of his 9 bouts go to a decision so his fight with Hall is shaping up to be a barnburner as neither man likes to go for the decision.  Don’t blink as Hall and Steele have the power and technique to end the fight early.

Also on the card, former UFC fighter Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman (17-14-1) fights Dmitry Zabolotny (5-2) in a light heavyweight showdown.  Eastman is traveling from Las Vegas and for the veteran fighter, this is an opportunity to get back in the win column against a tough up and coming East Coast prospect.  Eastman has fought everyone from Quinton Jackson to Vitor Belfort in his impressive career and this will be one more top fighter on his list.  Eastman is hungry to prove he still belongs in the upper echelon of fighters in the 205 lb division.  Zabolotny is one of the new breed of Russian fighters, though he currently trains and lives in New York.  Zabolotny has a varied arsenal of attacks including a great submission game.  Winning all of his last 5 fights, Zabolotny looks to add a UFC veteran’s name to that list on April 27.  It will be Eastman’s striking versus Zabolotny’s ground skills.

You won’t find a more thrilling card then this one. Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on April 27 as Ring of Combat presents “ROC XL” exclusively on pay-per-view at

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