On Thursday, Aug. 6, Resurrection Fighting Alliance hosted the weigh-ins for its 28th event which takes place Friday, Aug. 7, from the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The night’s main card airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.
In the night’s main event, the promotion will crown a new middleweight champion as Andrew Sanchez locks horns with John Poppie. The 27-year-old Sanchez returned from a year-long layoff in June to earn his third win under the RFA banner. All six of his career wins have come before the final bell, including four by knockout. Similarly, Wisconsin’s Poppie has stopped five of his six wins before the scorecards and enters his promotional debut riding a four-fight winning streak.
The co-main event features former RFA flyweight titleholder Matt Manzanares, who returns to the promotion after a two-fight absence, to take on newcomer Ken Porter. Manzanares has fallen on tough times since capturing gold at RFA 14 last April, dropping three straight. Porter, meanwhile, will make his RFA debut having won four straight fights.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Matt Manzanares (125.7) vs. Ken Porter (125)
Curtis Blaydes (261.4) vs. Justin Frazier (265.2)
Javon Wright (145.3) vs. Thiago Moisés (147)
Jake Roberts (155.8) vs. Chuka Willis (154.3)
Jimmy Donahue (155.7) vs. Adam Osmoe (156)
Colby Tierney (185.5) vs. Tyler Flores (184.9)
Travis Draper (145.9) vs. Joey Valadez (145.5)
Dakota Bush (156) vs. Derek Clardy (152.8) (a)
Andrew Wiltse (170.4) vs. Ross Campbell (167.5) (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest