Arce (top) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Ring of Combat 59 Results: Graves Defends Heavyweight Strap, Dvalishvili Upsets Stots

On Friday, June 2, Ring of Combat hosted its 59th event from the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J.

The event was headlined by a heavyweight title fight between current champion Shelton Graves and the man he defeated to win the belt, Brendan Barrett.

In the co-main event, featherweight titleholder Julio Arce took on challenger Tim Dooling.


Bantamweight champion Merab Dvalishvili put his belt on the line against current Victory FC champion Raufeon Stots.

Finally, welterweight champion Sidney Outlaw dropped down to lightweight to take on James Rumley for the 155-pound strap.

The event took place at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Shelton Graves def. Brendan Barrett by submission (kimura). Round 1, 2:34 – for heavyweight title
Julio Arce def. Tim Dooling by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – for featherweight title
Merab Dvalishvili def. Raufeon Stots by knockout (spinning back fist). Round 1, 0:15 – for bantamweight title
Sidney Outlaw def. James Rumley by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:18 – for lightweight title
William Elliot def. Brandon Urquijo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – for regional bantamweight title
Mike Trizano def. Eddie Lenoci by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:34
Taj Abdul-Hakim def. Wendell Sneed by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Andrew Salas def. Dom Biondo by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:57
James Gonzalez def. Mike Lawrence by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Tevin Cooke def. Paul Grant by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Edwin Smart def. Chris Stanton by submission (Americana). Round 1, 2:06