ROC 68: Buenafuente vs. de Jesus Live Results

ROC 68 Results
Credit: ROC

ROC (Ring of Combat) make their UFC Fight Pass debut for ROC 68, live from Atlantic City, New Jersey. The results are below.

Lou Neglia’s ROC (Ring of Combat) returns for ROC 68: Buenafuente vs. de Jesus live from Atlantic City, New Jersey. The card marks the first ROC card that will be aired live and exclusive on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, the vacant featherweight title is on the line as ROC veterans Frank Buenafuente (9-4) and  John de Jesus (10-7) face off. Buenafuente, 31, is 7-2 with the promotion – with both of his losses coming to UFC veteran Julio Arce. Most recently, Buenafuente choked out Michael Lawrence in the first round at ROC 63. Meanwhile, de Jesus was on the last Ring of Combat card, when he challenged for the featherweight belt against prospect Bill Algeo. Unfortunately for de Jesus, he was dominated throughout before getting submitted in the second round. Prior to that, the 28-year-old veteran had a three-fight win streak – all by unanimous decision.

In the co-main event, UFC veteran George Suillivan (17-8) makes a middleweight return when he faces Thomas Powell (3-3). Sullivan has lost his last four at welterweight – three of those coming inside the UFC before getting released last year. Most recently, Sullivan lost a unanimous decision to Manny Walo in November. Fighting out of Belmar, New Jersey, the 38-year-old veteran looks to regroup in front of his home crowd and get his first victory in almost four years. His opponent, Thomas Powell, is a ROC veteran, having fought on their last four consecutive cards. The 24-year old has gone 3-1 in those contests, with all of his victories coming via knockout. Most recently, Powell knocked out Jeremy Puglia in the third round in their bout. A win for Powell would be a statement.

Also on the card, undefeated Joseph Pyfer returns and Mat Caracappa makes his professional debut after a stellar amateur career.


ROC professional contests are three, four-minute rounds. The title bout is three, five-minute rounds.

ROC 68: Buenafuente vs. de Jesus Results

  • Frank Buenafuente def. John de Jesus by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28. 29-28) – for vacant featherweight title. 
  • George Sullivan def. Thomas Powell by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Joe Pyfer def. Elijah Ghobile by TKO (Elbow – Referee Stoppage), Round 2, 1:36
  • Lirim Rufati def. Jimmy Drago by KO (Left Hook), Round 1, 3:12
  • Lamar Tassybay def. Mike Gonzalez by KO (Left Hook), Round 1, 0:09
  • Nick Rodrigues def. Jerome Mickle by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Edwin Smart def. Terrance Jean-Jaques by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Anthony Snipes def. Mat Caracappa by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-29)
  • Charlie Campbell def. Cody Zappone by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-27)
  • Nazim Sadykov def. William Dill by TKO, Round 1, 0:58
  • Taniesha Tennant def. Despina Karavas by TKO, Round 1, 2:17
  • Victor Azeredo def. Zac Krulikowski by Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke), Round 1, 1:47