Interview with Lenny Rufati above
Louis Neglia and Frankie Perez have made the Showroom upstairs at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel Resort in Atlantic City, NJ into a destination location when it comes to showcasing many of the regions best MMA fighting talent. Over 140 fighters who are Ring of Combat alums, have gone on to compete on the largest stages in the world. This continues on October 22nd as Ring of Combat 74 goes down on their usual Friday night and an 8:30 pm first bell.
MyMMANews will be cage-side bringing you live results as well as provide you with some pre-fight interviews with several members of the fight card. We caught up with Lenny “the Gorilla” Rufati (4-4) as he winds down camp and will travel back to NJ from his present home of Wisconsin where he trains at Roufusport MMA with some of the best in the world. Rufati tells us…
“Camp has been great, weight cut great, body feels great. I’m happy to be back at the Trop and at ROC. I already have our dinner reservations at Carmine’s which has always been our tradition. I still have work to do. Christian Lopez (6-5) is a tough opponent, but I am confident in our game plan and I’m ready to perform. It is an added bonus to have my fellow Albanians Dennis Buzukja and Armando Gjetja on the card with me. Those guys are savages and it will be a fun night if we get to celebrate 3 victories.”
You can see our full interview on the link above. Lenny has gone 4-2 at the Tropicana and will have a nice large contingent of fans on hand to cheer him and his brothers on. The Albanian community comes out very strong to support their own as well as their teammates.
Round by round live results right here on the 22nd and this event will also be streamed live on FITE.TV.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 10 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production.
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.