Lenny Rufati had gotten off to a 3-0 start in his pro MMA career. At Ring of Combat 69, “The Gorilla” Rufati lost for the first time when Troy Green beat him on the judges scorecards and in the cage. Lenny stood tall and accepted the outcome. His journey just had a little detour and he will use the last battle as a learning tool. The fight was a grind. Three rounds of clenching, dirty boxing and some wrestling. There was very little stand-up action in the fight. Rufati has vowed to change that.
Green has accepted a rematch and these two warriors will go at it once again on November 23rd at ROC 70 in Atlantic City, NJ. The event will be held at the Showboat Casino Resort as the usual spot for ROC, the Tropicana, undergoes a remodeling of the Showroom.
The Gorilla promises it will be a different fight when the bell rings…
“I’m always trying to get a finish whether it’s on the feet or the ground. I’ve had multiple knockouts with my left hook from the feet. Respect to Troy, but he’s never had a finish. He likes to grind you out and play the point game. My goal is to improve from our last fight which I’ve watched numerous times and saw plenty of mistakes which will be eliminated.”
You can see our entire interview with Lenny Rufati on the link above. Lenny has a very large support system and feels as though he fights for them as well as himself and doesn’t want to let anybody down. After his first defeat, he thought it would be even harder to get sponsorship opportunities, but was pleasantly surprised to find out that is not the case. His list has grown larger as has his hunger to succeed.
Ring of Combat 70 live results will be covered right here as the event is also being streamed on UFC Fight Pass. It is another stacked fight card from Louis Neglia and Dead Serious promotions.