Interview with Armando Gjetja above
Louis Neglia and Frankie Perez‘s Dead Serious Promotions kickoff their 2022 Ring of Combat schedule on Friday, February 18th inside the Ballroom at Tropicana Casino and Hotel Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. ROC 75 is headlined by returning 145koff their 2022-lb champion, Dennis “the Great” Buzukja (6-2) defending his title against Josh Rohler (6-4).
Buzukja appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020 and put on an amazing show. Despite losing on the scorecards, he was very impressive and showed how much heart is inside of his chest. The now 24-year-old has vowed to himself that he will get back and climb even higher the next time he has that opportunity. Training with a host of UFC vets and high level mixed martial artists at Serra-Longo, they never let him forget that it is one fight at a time in this unforgiving sport.
In the night’s co-main event, the title is on the line as Phil “the Hitman” Caracappa (8-2) takes on James “the Alley Cat” Gonzalez (8-4). Caracappa returns to his roots at ROC where he is the former bantamweight champ. Gonzalez is looking to become a champ-champ as he drops down a weight class. Both of these guys believe they belong at the next level and only one will have their hand raised on this night.
In a featured bout, Buzukja is joined on the card by fellow Albanian, Armando Gjetja. Armando looks up to Dennis and is always excited to share the locker-room with someone who he respects and feels comfortable talking to about anything. Gjetja is matched-up against Christian Lopez in a classic striker vs striker battle. Armando got off to a 2-0 start in his professional career but has lost his last 2. We caught up with Gjetja to see how he was feeling about his upcoming fight, and he tells MyMMANews…
“I have watched Lopez’s fights. We have done our homework. People have not seen much of my grappling, but I believe it is pretty good and I may mix it up and use it in this fight. It’s time to get back on that winning path and becoming a well-rounded mixed martial artist and being able to be dangerous wherever the fight goes, is my goal.”
Please check out our interview above. Gjetja is a high energy, exciting competitor and MyMMANews will be cage-side for all of the action. You can get live results right here as well as catch the live stream on FITE.TV.
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