Senor’ Perfecto Bill Algeo (10-3) will be putting his Ring of Combat featherweight championship on the line at Ring of Combat 65 on September 21 in Atlantic City, NJ. The man standing across the cage from him will be Scott “the Animal” Heckman (27-8). Heckman is the champion at Maverick MMA and is crossing over to ROC to make one of the more epic fights the PA/NJ regional MMA has seen.
Both of these mixed martial artists have seen it all inside the cage. Heckman is coming off of 7 straight victories and is looking to catapult himself into the mix of the UFC or Bellator talk. The same can be said of Bill Algeo. This is a showdown of the two best 145 lb fighters in the area. Will Martinez seems to be presently retired from MMA, or he would also be in that conversation.
Algeo has come into the sport as a wrestler years ago and has evolved to a high level grappler and a black belt in BJJ, and now a striker with a large array of attacks. He will have a large height and reach advantage. Bill knows that Heckman’s goal will be trying to score on his double-leg takedown and working to control the fight from the top. Algeo will continue throughout camp to work even more on his wrestling and has some of the finest training partners in the business. Ricardo Migliarese of Balance Studios has been there since day one for Bill as well as Will Martinez of Martinez BJJ and both of their fight teams will be helping prepare Bill for war. Algeo is also heading up to Canada for a week to train with Tri-Star.
Please check out interview below. I had the chance to visit Algeo Kickboxing and MMA in King of Prussia Pennsylvania to chat with Bill about his thriving school and his showdown with the well-respected Heckman. His pocket pitbull, Peanut stole the show!
MyMMANews will be hammering this stacked card with plenty of interviews and will be cageside for up to the minute results. Louis Neglia and Dead Serious Promotions brings you Ring of Combat, who have recently signed a deal with Flo-Combat to stream all of the action live on September 21.