Ring Of Combat 51 Results

by Keith Gehshan

June 5th – Tropicana Casino, AC, NJ

Julio Arce (TSMMA) vs Michael J. Imperato – Bantamweight Title Fight

Arce wins via Unanimous Decision

Julio Arce, Head Instructor of Tiger Schulmann’s Bayside, successfully defended his Ring of Combat Bantamweight title against 7-1 Michael Imperato. Imperato fights out of the Tristar Gym in Canada, (home of George St. Pierre) and had recently been signed to compete in the UFC (highest level of  MMA competition). A social media mishap by Imperato caused his early release from UFC and he was looking to rebound against the undefeated Ring of Combat Champion, Julio Arce.

Arce entered this bout at 7 -0 and was looking to make a statement against submission specialist Imperato.  The statement was made as Arce controlled the bout from start to finish. Using crisp combinations on his feet and slick grappling on the ground, Arce bloodied his opponent en-route to 3 round unanimous decision victory.  Another dominant performance over quality opposition now added to Arce’s resume, as he continues his climb to the UFC.

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By: Keith Gehshan

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