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Rick Collins and CMG Sponsor Brendan Barrett as He Prepares to Defend His ROC Heavyweight Title

MMA Champion “Brutal” Brendan Barrett to Defend His Ring of Combat Heavyweight Belt in Atlantic City on May 16th


Rick Collins and Collins, McDonald & Gann are proud to once again be sponsoring MMA Champion “Brutal” Brendan Barrett in his upcoming Title fight — as he prepares to defend his Ring of Combat Heavyweight Belt at the upcoming ROC event in Atlantic City.  The fight marks Brendan’s return to the MMA cage for the first time in eight months, after shattering his hand during his September ROC fight defending his belt – a fight he won, and his fifth consecutive Heavyweight Title.

Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat 48 is taking place on Friday, May 16th at the Tropicana in Atlantic City – and is being headlined by Brendan’s Heavyweight Title fight.  The legendary Ring of Combat event is expected to once again draw a sold-out crowd – and Rick Collins, CMG and the United Mavericks (which is also one of the sponsors of Ring of Combat 48) will be there to support Brendan as he takes on Justin Woods, a 24 year old Indiana native.

Brendan has been training himself both physically and mentally for the upcoming fight, working to overcome this most recent injury and preparing himself to once again defend his Heavyweight title.  With a professional MMA record of 9-6 and his current 5 fight winning streak, Brendan has been victorious over many tough opponents – with four out of his last five wins coming via first round finish due to punches.  In April 2013, he won the ROC Heavyweight title in a thrilling 33 second knockout against Silvao Santos from Brazil – followed by his September victory against Miodrag Petkovich of Serbia, where he defeated Petkovich by TKO in the first round to retain the ROC Heavyweight Championship. 

One of the most well-known figures in MMA today, Brendan is frequently interviewed about MMA and his fighting career.  However, this month, he is bringing national attention to MMA to a whole new level – as he is featured in the May issue of Oprah’s O Magazine in an article about tea.  The article, “Tea Nation: The Drink We Can’t Get Enough Of” features Brendan as one of the “passionate proponents” of tea — and includes a great photo of Oprah, Brendan and other tea proponents from all different careers.  The issue is currently on newsstands throughout the country – and is just one more exciting thing that Brendan has been up to lately (to read the article and see the great photo, click here: https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprah-Chai-Tea-Reasons-to-Love-Tea

Again, we are excited to be rooting Brendan on this Friday night in Atlantic City for this exciting Title fight – and are proud to once again be sponsoring him as he prepares to defend his ROC Heavyweight belt.  For more information about the fight, or to order tickets for Lou Neglia’s ROC 48, visit www.ringofcombat.com.

Hope to see you there!

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