The next installment of Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Atlantic City, N.J. and will feature Dante Rivera and Paul Bradley squaring off for the Ring of Combat middleweight title.
Both Rivera and Bradley are veterans from the seventh season of the hit reality television show The Ultimate Fighter.
Bradley was eliminated from competition following the qualifying round after an outbreak of Herpes Gladitatorum. A standout college wrestler at the University of Iowa, the former Hawkeye is 7-0 in his MMA career and most recently competed at NAAFS’ Cage Fury 5, where he defeated Patrick Horner via unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Rivera advanced as far as the second round of TUF 8 before losing a unanimous decision to Jesse Taylor. Rivera returned for the live season finale in June but lost a unanimous decision to his nemesis on the show, Matt Riddle.
The New York native is 10-3 in his pro career and has competed in the past for the IFL and the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Rivera holds notable victories over Eric Charles, Alexis Aquino, Nissim Levy, and Jose Rodriguez with notable losses to Tim Kennedy and the UFC’s Mike Massenzio.
Ring of Combat XXII will also feature an ROC lightweight title match between UFC and EliteXC veteran Chris Liguori and Cory Mahon.