On Thursday, June 4, Resurrection Fighting Alliance held the weigh-ins for its 26th event. The promotion will once again visit the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., on Friday, June 5. The night’s main card airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.
In the night’s main event, recently crowned welterweight champion Benjamin Smith will look to defend his 170-pound title against former title challenger Gilbert “Jamal” Smith. Benjamin Smith captured the belt in March with his sixth straight victory — a third-round TKO over Tat Romero at RFA 24. His opponent, Gilbert Smith, will look to rebound from a hard-fought, five-round war against Chidi Njokuani in January at RFA 22.
The co-main event features the promotional debuts of lightweights Marcus Edwards and Thiago “Monstrinho” Alves. The 26-year-old Edwards is a veteran of Titan FC and Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship. Eight of his nine career wins have come inside the first round. Brazil’s Alves will enter the contest on the heels of back-to-back first-round submission wins. Six of his eight victories have come via tapout.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Thiago “Monstrinho” Alves (155.8) vs. Marcus Edwards (155.4)
Bruno Frazatto (135.4) vs. Jarred Mercado (140.6)
Andrew Sanchez (185) vs. Clinton Williams (185.6)
Ashley Gooch (255) vs. Brandon Griffin (234.4)
Danny Mainus (135.8) vs. Boston Salmon (135.8)
Josh Cavan (170.2) vs. Matt Cox (172)
James Nakashima (168) vs. Kris Hocum (170.6)
Adam Martinez (145.4) vs. James Fleming (145)
Joe Guerrero (129.2) vs. A.J. Robb (130.4) (a)
Dylan Stubblefield (143.4) vs. Weston Turner (145.8) (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest