Ring of Combat returned to a sold out venue at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey for ROC XXXVIII. This event had another stacked lineup, something Ring of Combat has become synonymous with, as 4 titles were up for grabs. ROC continues to be the kingpin of East Coast MMA and this 13-bout card once again was a testament to ROC's dominance in the Tri-State area. All of the fighters wore their hearts on their sleeves, especially the fighters in the championship bouts, as 3 of the 4 title fights ended in KO or submission.
In the main event, Nordine Taleb (4-1) upset Pete Sell (9-6) by KO in Round 2 to win the ROC Welterweight Championship. The former Champion, Sell, was considered a heavy favorite coming into the bout, but Taleb was riding a 3-fight win streak coming into the night and made it 4 for 4 with the stunning KO of the UFC veteran Sell. Taleb, who trains at the famed Tristar Gym in Montreal alongside UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, is a p