In the main event, former UFC fighter Pete "Drago" Sell returned to MMA action for the first time in over 2 years. The Matt Serra/Ray Longo-trained fighter was released from the UFC in 2009 after losing 4 out of 5 fights in the Octagon. Drago had previously only fought 6 times outside of the UFC and 5 of those fights were in Ring of Combat, so fittingly he chose to make his MMA return in the Atlantic City-based MMA promotion. Drago scored a second-round armbar submission victory over Elijah "The Hero" Harshbarger to win the ROC Welterweight Championship.
In the co-main event, Aljamain "Aljo" Sterling won the ROC Bantamweight Championship after grappling for position with Claudio Ledesma for 15 minutes.