Ring of Combat 62, from the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, N.J., on March 2, promises to be another action-packed event with multiple championships on the line. Louis Neglia and Dead Serious Promotions have teamed up to continue bringing major regional MMA talent into the cage to display their skills and work.
Phil Caracappa has fought his way to a 4-0 start in his career and has eyes on a belt, and some.
I promise you guys will see me in the UFC in the next year!” he said.
Normally when I hear something like that, I may worry that a fighter is not taking one fight at a time. With Phil, I do not have that feeling as he has planted himself in the hands of Dante Rivera, who is one of the brightest strategists, and personalities in the game. Rivera brings abundant energy and smarts, while his other coach, Brian Wright brings calmness and levity. Phil says it’s a good balance and he believes his team has him in the proper place to win a 135 lb championship on March 2.
Brandon Mega Urquijo (2-2), fighting out of Brooklyn MMA, stands in his way of the 135 lb title. This is a rematch from ROC 60. I was cage-side for this all out war, where both fighters took turns punishing one another for the full three rounds. It went to the judges scorecards and Caracappa stayed undefeated with a split decision victory. This battle was nominated for 2017 MyMMANews Fight of the Year.
Listen in below to the full interview with Phil below. He talks about his camp, what he remembers about the first fight, and what he thinks he needs to do differently to get another W.
MyMMANews will be cageside for up to the minute results, photos, and a full recap.
LISTEN TO PHIL CARACAPPA BELOW: