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RFA and SafeAuto Insurance sign multi-event sponsorship deal - Friday, April 11, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) President Ed Soares announced today that have they agreed to a multi-event sponsorship deal with SafeAuto Insurance. The deal will be reflected in all the RFA events that will broadcast on AXS TV with SafeAuto Insurance signage that will be displayed on the RFA canvas and pole pads. read more ...
Interview with RFA fighter Tyler "Little Tarzan" Voth - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The first two sports people think of when discussing athletic prowess from the Bluegrass State are Basketball and Thoroughbred Horse Racing. The state of Kentucky has a long tradition of winning national championships in collegiate basketball. In fact the past three March's have seen a team from Kentucky make their way through their brackets into the national title game. Likewise, the country's attention is focused on the state every first Saturday in May to watch the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" with the Kentucky Derby. However, RFA flyweight Tyler Voth was never been into practicing pick-and-rolls or learning how to ride horses fast, but he is looking to make April another month to remember back home in another sport. His passion since childhood has been in combat sports. read more ...
Manzanares vs. Maranhão is new main event at RFA 14 in Cheyenne, Wyoming - Tuesday, April 01, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – RFA president Ed Soares announced today that Brazilian flyweight dynamo Leandro Higo was unable to obtain a work visa in time for his 125-pound title fight with Matt Manzanares that was set to headline RFA 14 on Friday, April 11th. Stepping in to face Manzanares in the main event of RFA 14 will be Higo's fellow countryman Junior Maranhão. read more ...
RFA 14 - Manzanares vs. Higo heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming on Friday, April 11th - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be heading to the "Equality State" of Wyoming. RFA 14 - Manzanares vs. Higo will feature a main event between two top flyweights as Wyoming's own Matt Manzanares faces top-ranked Brazilian prospect Leandro Higo for the vacant RFA flyweight world title. In the co-main event, another exciting RFA mainstay Mark Dickman returns to face Brazilian dynamo Raoni Barcelos in a high-stakes #1 contender bout at featherweight. The event takes place Friday, April 11th at the City of Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. read more ...
Interview with RFA fighter Andrew "El Dirte" Sanchez - Friday, February 28, 2014
In the multi-platinum 2000 debut album of hip hop star Nelly, the proud St. Louisan states, "I'm from the home of the Redd Foxx, Ced the Entertainer. Jettin' off with Bryan Cox, I'll see ya later." On Friday night, Nelly may have to consider jettin' off with Andrew "El Dirte" Sanchez in a follow up to his hit song "St. Louie". read more ...
RFA champion Pedro Munhoz signs with UFC; faces #3 fighter in the world at UFC 170 - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — It's official. RFA bantamweight champion Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz (10-0 in MMA, 4-0 in RFA) is bringing his talents to the UFC. Munhoz boasts a flawless ledger, a brutally efficient fighting style, and a fan friendly personality that has made him one of the most popular stars in the RFA over the past 14 months. read more ...
RFA 13 - Cochrane vs. Escudero heads to Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, March 7th - Monday, January 27, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be returning to the "Cornhusker State" of Nebraska. RFA 13 - Cochrane vs. Escudero will feature a main event between two former RFA headliners as Nebraska's own Dakota Cochrane faces The Ultimate Fighter 8 champion Efrain Escudero on Friday, March 7th at the Pershing Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. read more ...
Interview with RFA fighter Justine Kish - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In China, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, in the IOC this is the Year of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, but in MMA many are calling this the Year of the Strawweight. The UFC, the sport's premier organization, is set to lead the way by establishing a Women's MMA strawweight division complete with an entire twentieth season of its hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter geared around crowning the winner as the promotion's first-ever strawweight champion.

Understandably, other promotions have followed suit by signing and featuring some of the sport's most talented strawweights in what many consider the deepest division in Women's MMA. As fortune would have it, the RFA signed the division's premier prospect last summer. That would be Russian born WMC Muay Thai world champion Justine Kish. One of the world's leading female Muay Thai practitioners, Kish has supplemented her competitive appetite by also competing in professional MMA, Boxing, and Kickboxing only to compile undefeated records in all three additional combat sport endeavors. read more ...
Interview with RFA fighter Brian "T-City" Ortega - Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is the most feared region on Earth. It's an undefined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Likewise, top featherweights in MMA face a terrifying parallel by the name of Brian Ortega a.k.a. T-City (Triangle City). Fighting inside the guard of "T-City" is like taking your sail boat for a weekend cruise through the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. You're just asking for trouble. read more ...
"NuBreed Nutrition Athlete of the Night" to be awarded at RFA events - Monday, January 13, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) President Ed Soares announced today that his organization has agreed to a multi-event sponsorship deal with NuBreed Nutrition. The deal is unique in the fact that it will directly award one athlete at the next three RFA events who exhibit that special "it-factor" that captures the audience's appreciation during their fight. As the French commonly say, it's that certain "je ne sais quoi" that indicates blossoming star power in a top up-and-coming prospect. read more ...
RFA 12 to feature two title fights with four undefeated fighters in Los Angeles, California - Monday, December 16, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion's first event of 2014 will feature two title fights in his hometown of Los Angeles. RFA 12 will feature four undefeated fighters vying for gold in two weight classes as Brian "T-City" Ortega (7-0) faces Keoni "Evil Genius" Koch (5-0) for the vacant featherweight title and Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz (9-0) defends his bantamweight crown against Billy "Crash" Daniels (7-0) on Friday, January 24th at the historic Shrine Auditorium in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. read more ...
Brian "T-City" Ortega gets promoted to Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, December 09, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Seven weeks before Brian "T-City" Ortega fights Keoni Koch for the vacant RFA featherweight strap, he earned another prestigious belt that he had been working on for nine years. That would be his Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, which he received on Saturday from Rener Gracie and Ryron Gracie at the legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. read more ...
RFA 12 - Ortega vs. Koch kicks off 2014 in Los Angeles on January 24th - Wednesday, December 04, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion's first event of 2014 will be headlined by a featherweight title fight in his hometown of Los Angeles. RFA 12 - Ortega vs. Koch will feature two undefeated fighters vying for gold as Brian "T-City" Ortega (7-0) faces Keoni "Evil Genius" Koch (5-0) at the historic Shrine Auditorium in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. read more ...
Matt Manzanares vs. Zach Makovsky: Flyweight Title Fight at RFA 11 - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
There is only one title fight on the entire RFA 11 card, November 22, at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. With a stable of talent that is unrivaled at this level and every fight a potential main event, fans should rest assured that the team behind RFA thinks this is the only match-up big enough to finish the evening. read more ...
Toner vs. Barcelos: New RFA 11 Co-Main Event + MMA stars host Canned-Food Drive on Fight Night - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A series of unforeseen events has created a new and exciting co-main event for RFA 11, as the promotion heads back to Denver, Colorado, the city where it all started 20 years ago. read more ...
Vinnie "The Assault" Lopez returns to the RFA at RFA 11 - Monday, November 18, 2013
Almost everyone in Colorado can remember the first time they saw Vinnie "The Assault" Lopez of Elevation Fight Team / Easton Training Center. Many seem to share a similar memory of watching one of his many appearances at the 1STBank Center. No matter the night, opponent, or eventual outcome, the memories seem to share one unifying start. His music pounds throughout the arena, smoke fills the vision of everyone with their eyes cast toward the ramp and then, like a nightmare of warriors emerging from the mists of bloodied fields, he arrives. Lopez would not so much cut through the smoke as it seemed to part and flee from before him, gathering again once he had passed through it. If it wasn’t for the music, people agree, the arena would probably be silent for at least a heartbeat when he first appears. read more ...
Interview with RFA fighter Matt Manzanares - Friday, November 15, 2013
Wyoming is a state in the Rocky Mountains known for its popular ski resorts and national parks to the west and its sprawling frontier and rodeo life to the east. Despite being the least populated state in the country, the "Equality State" is equally tranquil and beautiful with a significant place in combat sport history. read more ...
Todd "Captain America" Meredith is ready for his RFA debut - Thursday, November 14, 2013
While Captain America 2 may be hitting theaters in 2014, Colorado’s resident "Captain America", Todd Meredith (4-2, Grudge/Elevation), is only concerned about one number going into RFA 11 on November 22nd at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. read more ...
Tyler Toner vs. Tommy Thompson: Co-Main Event at RFA 11 - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
What happens when the immovable object meets the irresistible force? At RFA 11, November 22nd at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, that question will be answered in a 145-pound co-main event between UFC vet Tyler "Thunder" Toner (Elevation Fight Team, 14-5) and undefeated Tommy "Gun" Thompson (Infinite MMA, 5-0). In one corner is Toner, one of the toughest fighters in the history of the sport. In the other is Thompson, owner of one of the fastest KO's in RFA history. read more ...
Danny Mainus returns to RFA, while Scott Ingram looks to play spoiler at RFA 11 - Monday, November 04, 2013
RFA returns to Denver 20 years after the UFC made the Mile High City a hub for MMA. RFA 11 is already promising to be the only fight card capable of closing out a historic 2013 and with a feature bantamweight match between Grudge Training Center’s Danny Mainus (2-1) and Team Wildman’s Scott Ingram (0-0), it looks ready to blow the roof off of the 1stBank Center. read more ...
RFA 14: Results
RFA 14 - Manzanares vs. Maranhão
Friday, April 11, 2014
Cheyenne Ice & Events Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA




Pro Card:


10 Matt Manzanares defeated Junior Maranhão Decision (Split) Round 5, 5:00 - Flyweight Title Bout


9 Mark Dickman defeated Raoni Barcelos Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2, 2:06


8 Tyler Voth defeated Jeimeson Saudino Decision (Unanimous) Round 3, 5:00


7 Alan Jouban defeated Armando Montoya Jr. TKO (Strikes) Round 2, 3:33


6 Daniel Aguiar defeated Tyler Toner Submission (Heel Hook) Round 1, 0:29


5 Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger defeated Rosa Acevedo Decision (Unanimous) Round 3, 5:00


4 Scott Ingram defeated Joshua Smith KO (Punches from the Mount) Round 1, 4:35



Amateur Card:


3 Andrew Kauppila defeated Zach Hare TKO (Punches) Round 3, 0:21


2 Enrique Torres defeated Sonny Yohn Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1, 2:08


1 Joe Guerrero defeated George Martinez Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2, 2:01