Cedric Gunnison ‘ready to dig deep’ in first title defense at ROC 77

Video interview above with Cedric Gunnison

Louis Neglia Jr and Frankie Perez of Dead Serious MMA have dedicated a great deal of time and effort to the mixed martial arts community. Multiple plans and events are constantly on the agenda and a busy fight card of four championship fights they have scheduled for Friday night September 9th at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Ring of Combat is one of the most successful regional promotions of all time, with over 140 alumni moving on to the UFC.

The ROC 77 fight map most likely has multiple fighters on the map, who will continue to fight in the Octagon, but right here in AC they will have to win it one fight at a time.

In the main event, Lenny “the gorilla” Rufati returns to NJ and ROC Wisconsin, where he has had his last four fights since moving to the Midwest. Rufati also moves up to lightweight to challenge the reigning ROC champion, Cedric “the shooter” Gunnison. Gunnison (4-1) was superb at ROC 76 winning the belt with a third-round finish from Nick Rodrigues, who came in at 5-1.

MyMMANews reached out to Cedric to find out a bit more about him and what he thought about his upcoming fight against Rufati. He tells us…

“I’m excited for this one. He likes to show up and make it a dogfight, get his head down and throw those big punches, try to put your back to the cage, and a lot of guys don’t know, I love fighting that way. I love making it a dogfight. I love fighting against the cage. In fact, I also like wrestling, but I haven’t had the chance to show it. Once we get there, we can see who wants it the most. I’m ready to dig deep.

Please see our interview at the link above. Cedric Gunnison tells us how he found his way in the cage and about everyone who helped him get this far so early in his professional career.

battle ring is brought to you by Louis Neglia and Serious deadly promotions. They just signed a new broadcast deal, and on September 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET, we’ll be live on Airy.Tv through Maybacks Global Enterprises. If you can’t make it to Atlantic City, download the app and watch for FREE. I’ll be cage side with live commentary with Jay Regalbuto, who is one of the brightest jiu-jitsu minds in the game right now. We’ll also have a link to live results right here at the leader in regional combat sports coverage.

Follow Cedric on Instagram at @gunmangunnison

Photo by Angelo Carchesio
Photo by Angelo Carchesio
Cedric Gunison
Photo by Angelo Carchesio

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