Ring of Combat has been the forum for more than 120 fighters to catapult into the UFC. Phil Caracappa may very well be the next one. He won the ROC 135 lb title in March to move to a perfect 5-0. It is just a matter of time and fights until the Hitman may join his main sparring partner, Marlon Moraes, on the biggest stage of mixed martial arts in the UFC. Phil has continually worked on his overall game and improved in all areas, including his nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Phil prepares with some of the best in the world, training 3 different sessions on many days. He hits up Dante Rivera for his jiu-jitsu, Brian Wright for his striking, and finishes up at Nick Catone’s where he spars with a surplus of high level competition. This young man is putting the work in.
He will take on Miami’s Miguel Restrepo at ROC 63 on June 8 inside the Tropicana Showroom. It’s been hard finding opponents for him as several possible candidates have either pulled out or turned him down before he signed on to face Restrepo. Regardless of who stands across the cage from him, Phil tells me…
“I’m going to come out there and put my heart and soul on the line. Leave it all in the cage like I always do for the full 15 minutes. You can expect to see the best of me and I’m 100% going out there and will perform to the best of my abilities.”
You can hear the entire interview from the Hitman below. MyMMANews will be cageside for all of the night’s action. Photos and up to the minute results will be on tap.
LISTEN TO PHIL CARACAPPA BELOW:
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.