On Friday, Feb. 19, Resurrection Fighting Alliance held its 35th event from the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah. The event featured a promotion vs. promotion format with Utah-based Showdown Fights. The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.

In the night’s main event, the vacant RFA lightweight belt was on the line as Thiago Moises took on David Castillo. Castillo was originally slated to face Zach Juusola, but Jussola withdrew during fight week. As such, Moises moved from the co-main event to the night’s top billing.

Video highlights of the main card appear above (courtesy of AXS TV), while the results of the event appear below.

Thiago Moises def. David Castillo by submission (armbar). Round 2, 3:19 – for vacant lightweight title
Thiago Alves def. David Putvin by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Curtis Blaydes def. Luis Cortez by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 0:41
Dervin Lopez def. Joe Rodriguez by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:47
James Nakashima def. Brad Darrington by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ricky Steele def. L.J. Schulz by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Clements def. Dave Allred by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:46
Fernando Sanchez def. Jared Toothaker by knockout (punches). Round 3, 2:46
Johann Rubio def. Lehi Dominguez by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:51 (a)
Cezly Collard def. Justus Minardi by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) (a)
McKinley Smith def. Race Sawyer by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest

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