Dynasty Combat Sports 18: Arocho vs. Rojas
This Saturday August 8th, Dynasty Combat Sports returns to Grand Island at the Heartland Events Center for Dynasty Combat Sports 18 – Arocho vs Rojas.
Arocho vs. Rojas
In the main event of the evening, Robert Rojas (8-4) takes on veteran Josh Arocho (14-15) in a pro lightweight bout. Rojas is coming off of a submission win against Paul Hunhoff back at DCS 11: Kearney Cage Warriors in November of 2014. Rojas is both dangerous standing and on the ground, with only one win out of eight by decision. Arocho, who is on a four fight losing streak, has not had a win since August of 2013 when he won by submission against Chris Mickle at DCS 2: Summer Showdown. Rojas is going to give Arocho quite a challenge, and this will definitely be a fast paced fight with a finish.
Robinson vs Nawrocki
Newly appointed GreyHat Tower “TF” Robinson (5-1) of Franklin, NE takes on current VFC Lightweight Champion Troy Nawrocki (8-2) of Bellevue, NE for the Dynasty Combat Sports Amateur Lightweight Title. This is definetly my favourite fight on the card. Robinson is coming off of an impressive submission win against Eric Rostvet at Dynasty Combat Sports 16: Spring Brawl 2 back in April. Robinson has also been putting a lot of time in at the gym, as well as driving to Papillion to train with Danny Molina at Skywalker 101 Boxing. Nawrocki, who is on a three fight win streak, also had an impressive submission win against Harley Willett at VFC Fight Night at Harrahs 2 back in June. Both of these fighters have a background in wrestling, so we shouldn’t be surprised if it does turn into a grappling match, however, Robinson is a scrapper and this could totally turn into an all out stand up war.
GreyHat veteran and arm bar specialist Cody “Locked and Loaded” Land (13-6) of Brady, NE returns to the cage to face Jovan Myles (1-6) of Minneapolis, MN. TUF 18 prospect Land is coming off of a submission loss against Omar Choudhury back at Dynasty Combat Sports 16: Spring Brawl 2 in back in April. Since then, Land has been putting in a lot of extra training hours with Team Doyle at Mick Doyle’s Kickboxing & Fitness Center in Omaha. Myles, who is on a two fight loss streak, is looking to add a win to his record. Land has a clear advantage on the ground, finishing eight of his thirteen professional wins by arm bar. I would not be surprised if that is how the bout ends, but I can almost guarantee that this bout will not go to a decision.
Hernandez vs Obermiller
Veteran Chad “Obie” Obermiller (8-7) faces Jordan Hernandez (1-7) in this Featherweight bout. Obermiller is coming off of a unanimous decision loss against William Joplin back in March of 2014 at RFA 13: Cochrane vs. Escudero. Hernandez is on a five fight losing streak, with his most recent loss being against Lloyd “Boo” Chase at DCS 17: Homegrown in June. Even though Obermiller has not fought in well over a year, he will most definitely have the advantage of having experience on his side.
Byers vs Morrow
Two Nebrasken fighters go head to head for the Dynasty Combat Sports Amateur Bantamweight title. Anthony Byers (3-2) is coming off of a decision win against Trey Smith back at DCS 12: Season’s Beatings 2014, while Nate Morrow (3-1) is also coming off of a split decision win against Nolan DeMers back at Dynasty Combat Sports 16: Spring Brawl 2. On paper this fight is very even, however, I do believe the outcome will depend on who wants the win more.