Anthony “The Genius” Romero (6-0-0) will be looking to add to his 14-win streak when he battles Jake “The Machine” Miller at Ohio Combat League 7.
This will be a contest for the promotion’s pro lightweight title taking place on March 7 at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio.
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🚨🚨FIGHT ALERT🚨 🚨 Introducing our eighth fight of the night on our first ALL PROFESSIONAL fight card. Introducing first in this 5 round Professional Lightweight Title bout we have Jake “The Machine” Miller (5-1) fighting out of Grove City and represents Grove City BJJ. Miller is a BJJ competitor under black belt instructor Dave Freetage. Coming into this fight with a heavy jiu-jitsu background and high caliber striking, Miller will be ready to capitalize on a finish wherever the fight takes place. His last fight was OCL3 fight of the night honors when he squared off with Jared Chauvin (3-1). Miller used all of his weapons to stop Chauvin from answering the bell after the second round due to leg kicks. Our next featured fighter is Anthony “Genius” Romero (6-0) fighting out of Welland, Canada and represents Niagara Top Team and Parabellum. Romero is traveling to hostile territory for this fight. Romero posted a 9-1 amateur record his only loss coming to now Pro fighter TJ Rigel (3-1) a Columbus native. He’s used to fighting the hometown favorites in Ohio. Since turning Pro in 11/2017 he’s had 6 straight wins and is now looking to earn his first Professional Title. Does Jake Miller show his continued growth and win his first title?!?! Or does Romero play the spoiler and walk away with gold?!?
At only 22-year-old, Romero has been in the ring with talented fighters during his previous contract with King of the Cage. None of them were able to outwit the now free agent. Beginning his amateur career at the age of 18, Romero climbed his way up the lightweight ladder. He currently sits atop the New York Pro Lightweight rankings.
Last September the Para Bellum/Niagara Top team fighter beat Troy Wittman by unanimous decision at KOTC: Showtime II.
Jake Miller (5-1-0) is 26 years old and fights out of Grove City Jiu Jitsu in Ohio. In his last fight, he took out Jared Chauvin at OCL 3 in October winning due to retirement in round 2. Miller, who is on a 2-win streak, suffered his lone professional defeat against Jeffrey Pelton. He lost by rear naked choke in round 2 at Caged Thunder 5.
The fight card will be part of the Arnold Sports Festival, an annual event in Columbus that draws 22,000 athletes from 80 nations to compete in more than 80 events.