Brandon ‘Mega’ Urquijo talks training with Nick Diaz, Brooklyn MMA, ROC 58 fight
Brandon ‘Mega’ Urquijo will be fighting for Louis Neglia at Ring of Combat 58 on February 24th, in Atlantic city, NJ.
Urquijo is 1-0 as a professional (4-0 ammy) and his opponent, Dominick Biondo will also be making his pro debut.
‘Mega’ will be fighting in the cage for the first time since September of 2015. The cause of his layoff was due to the daily rigors of life, and taking care of his six-year old son. He knows that there is no “half-assing” a fight. His body is fresh, his mind is right. He says that although “being a nice guy and having trained with him several times” Biondo will be facing a determined, strong fighter, who will settle for nothing less than a win.
With UFC 208 taking place right in his backyard the prior week, Brandon says he will fight off any distractions, allowing coach Terry Gold to have his preparation be as good as possible.
Two of his stablemates, Joel Vasquez and Aldo Oranvil are also a huge help to him as they all work together when any of them have a fight. We spoke with Urquijo to get his look at the fight and talk his seminar with Nick Diaz.
We will be cageside at Ring of Combat with updates and a full recap. There are three title fights on the ROC 58 card including the main event which is a rematch of the present champion, Julio Arce and Frankie “Mantis” Buenafuente who looks to recapture his 145 lb belt.
Merab Dvalishvilli fights Sukrob Aydarbekov for the 135 lb title and Taj Black Spartan Abdul-Hakim brawls with Sidney “da Gun” Outlaw for the 170 lb Championship.
There is also a nice undercard with nine more bouts scheduled.
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The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.