LHW and FW titles on the line at ROC 39

Written by: Keith Mills
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(Tom DeBlass)

Ring of Combat return tonight with two title fights at ROC 39.  The event takes place at the Tropicana Resortand Casino in Atlantic City with a pay-per-view webcast on Go Fight Livem (www.gfl.tv).

Randy SmithRandy SmithFighting in the main event undefeated light heavyweight champion Tom DeBlasshas had an impressive if short career in ROC going 6-0 since June 2010, mostrecently defeating David Tkeshelashvili by unanimous decision for the title.  His opponent Randy Smith won his last threefights and is much more experienced at 14-9-1 however those who saw hisBellator fight against Jamall Johnson may not be that excited to see how hefares against a Ricardo Almeida student such as DeBlass.  Still, DeBlass has been preferring standupand ROC in general favors standup over ground so this is likely to be aconditioning war.

Jeff LentzJeff LentzThe featherweight title is once again vacant with Bellator vet Jeff Lentzfighting Giovanni Moljo on this card. Since defeating Anthony Leone in Bellator Lentz picked up a draw againstDwayne Shelton and a rear-naked choke of Billy Vaughan, both in XFE.  It has to be said Moljo is questionable forthis opportunity coming off two losses and a 4-4 record overall but he is saidto have solid BJJ skills.
Pete SellPete Sell
ROC 39:

Andre Harrison vs. Carlos Fonseca
Frankie Perez
vs. Jeremy Uy
Chris Wader
vs. Mike Robinson
Whitney Jean-Francois
vs. PatDefranco
Marcus Taylor
vs. Chris Birchler
James Jenkins
vs. Dwayne Shelton
Munah Holland
vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Jarred Mercado
vs. Rafael Machado
Duane van Helvoirt vbs. Lester Caslow
Ed Gordon
vs. David Tkeshelashvili
Uriah Hall
vs. Daniel Akinyemi
Pete Sell
vs. Mitch Whitesel
FW title: Jeff Lentz
vs. GiovanniMoljo
LHW title: Tom DeBlass
vs. RandySmith