On Friday, April 10, Resurrection Fighting Alliance held its 25th event from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The night’s main card will air live on AXS TV.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight kingpin, Justin Lawrence, locked horns with unbeaten Sam Toomer. A veteran of both the UFC and Strikeforce, Lawrence had scored back-to-back wins over Luis Saldana and Mark Dickman under the RFA banner. The 24-year-old had extended his record to 6-2 in the process. Toomer, meanwhile, carried an unblemished record of 9-0. The Californian also had earned two straight wins in the RFA cage, besting both Daniel Aguiar and Altair Alencar.
The co-main event also featured RFA gold on the line as middleweight Gabriel Checco squared off with Francisco “Kiko” France. Checco bounced back from the first and only loss of his career with a 74-second demolition of Joseph Henle in February. The Strikeforce and WSOF veteran France had scored back-to-back, first-round submission wins in the RFA cage.