Arce Reigns Supreme at Ring of Combat 58

by Keith Gehshan

Ring of Combat 58

February 24th, 2017

Tropicana Casino, AC, NJ

Julio Arce (TSMMA) vs Frank Buenafuente – 145lbs Championship Rematch

Arce Wins via Submission (rear naked choke) in Round 2

Julio Arce successfully defended his Ring of Combat featherweight title in the main event of Ring of Combat 58. Arce left no doubt on who was the superior fighter in his anticipated rematch with Buenafuente. Round 1 saw Arce successfully defend the challenger’s numerous takedown attempts while controlling the action on their feet. By round 2, it was clear Buenafuente wanted no part of Arce’s stand up game and continued to try to drag the fight to ground. Arce soon took control of fight gaining top control over the challenger. Arce quickly proved his grappling dominance from there by advancing position and securing the fight ending submission. It was a big finish and statement in a marque match-up for Arce, who is clearly ready for the call up by the UFC!