Phil “The Hitman” Caracappa has been very busy the last two years with seven professional fights. He has been victorious every time including winning the Ring of Combat bantamweight championship and two title defenses. His most recent battle in September at ROC 65 against UFC veteran, Louis “Good-Night” Gaudinot was called one of the greatest fights in Ring of Combat history by Louis Neglia.
Three days after the fight, John Sweeney (6-1) was already calling out Phil Caracappa on social media and claiming to be the better fighter. “The Hitman” did not appreciate this. He was still enjoying the win and his body was just starting to heal from the 15 minute war. Phil had no intention on fighting so soon and got some rest, and enjoyed his holidays. It was well deserved considering he had been in fight camps for almost 2 straight years.
“Be careful what you wish for” was Phil’s message to Sweeney when I stopped into Dante Rivera BJJ in Freehold, New Jersey to catch up with the defending champion. ( Video interview above). 2019 has arrived and Caracappa is ready to continue his journey to reach the UFC. He knows that it is only one fight at a time. His coaches Brian Wright ( Killer B Sports Academy) and Dante Rivera work together to help prepare Phil both physically and mentally. He has tremendous confidence in his team and himself.
Phil has wrestled his entire life and comes from a fight family. His youngest brother is currently wrestling in college and his younger brother Matt, is 6-0 as an amateur MMA fighter and preparing for his pro debut. Caracappa has it in his blood and now he will try to draw some from John “Hollywood” Sweeney who is a very impressive 6-1 with an opponents combined record of 16-3.
“Hitman” vs “Hollywood”‘ will no doubt bring the Tropicana Showroom to it’s feet. MyMMANews will be cageside for live results, updates and photos. Don’t go anyplace. The best coverage of combat sports on the planet is right here.