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).
Fighting 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.
The 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.
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