***UPDATE: After speaking with Lou Neglia, Julio Arce was called for the new series Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, not signed to the UFC as the ROC post originally stated.
Julio Arce, Ring of Combat’s featherweight champion has finally received his long awaited shot for glory in the UFC.
The announcement came via Ring of Combat’s Facebook page.
“Congratulations to ROC champion, Julio Arce, the latest ROC fighter to be picked up to enter the UFC!!! Julio made the second defense of his title this past June in front of Dana White who brought his Looking For A Fight series to personally scout the talent at ROC 59. Julio marks the 4th fighter to be picked from the stacked card. With a record of 12-2, Julio looks to make an impressive Octagon debut later this summer.
Arce joins a long list of ROC alumni who where scouted by the UFC brass and picked to compete in the UFC. If you want to see who is next to get the call, don’t miss ROC 60 on 9/15! Updated fight card coming soon!”
Arce, (12-2) fights out of Tiger Schulman MMA and is currently riding a four-fight win streak. Arce defeated Frankie Buenafuente for the title in November 2016 via decision, and then submitted him in the rematch in February. Arce then defeated Tim Dooling in the main event of Ring of Combat 59 in June.
No details as of yet as to when Arce will be competing for the UFC.
***UPDATE: After speaking with Lou Neglia, Julio Arce was called for the new series Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, not signed to the UFC as the ROC post originally stated.Follow MyMMANews.com on Social Media
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