Eric Roncoroni lands a knee at ROC 55

‘The Viking’ Eric Roncoroni looks for another finish at ROC 56

‘The Viking’ Eric Roncoroni looks for another finish at ROC 56

Defending Ring of Combat middleweight champion Eric ‘The Viking’ Roncoroni (5-2) has it all.Ring of Combat 56

He’s got the rugged movie star good looks, humility, the ROC title, several superior places to hone his skills…Claudia Gadelha’s new facility in Stroudsburg, PA,  and New Jersey facilities in Carnicella MMA, and elite BJJ trainers Mike and Andy Main at Pure MMA.

Roncoroni also has the ability to just knock his opponent into tomorrow.  His vicious KO by knee over Mike Elshamy, was the highlight of the last ROC event. He now faces K-Dojo terror, Rusian Melikov.

Melikov has a strong Sambo background and absolutely wants to take this fight to the ground. The Viking has KO power in his hands, knees, and kicks. He is the kind of fighter everyone likes. He fights to finish just like all five of his previous victories. This is a very interesting match-up and a tough test for the defending champ. Do not go to the bathroom or grab a beer during this one, you could be sorry!

Ring of Combat 56 goes down in Atlantic City, New Jersey, next Friday, September 23.  We spoke with the Viking ahead of the fight.


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'Beautiful' Bob Meloni
More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews/pre-fight show host @ Art of War Cage Fighting and Ring of Combat 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.