RFA 19 Results: Collier Submits Checco, Claims Middleweight Title

On Friday, Oct. 10, Resurrection Fighting Alliance visited the land of 10,000 lakes to host its 19th event from the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s vacant middleweight title was up for grabs as American Jake Collier took on unbeaten Brazilian Gabriel Checco.

The co-main event of the evening featured New Mexico bantamweight Abel Cullum against Minnesota product Carl Deaton III. Cullum was in action at RFA 18 last month, but stepped in on late notice to replace former RFA title challenger and UFC veteran Jeff Curran.


Also on the main card was a bantamweight affair between RFA vet Junior Maranhão and Marvin Blumer, a featherweight contest featuring Dan Moret and Jordan Griffin, a women’s strawweight battle between Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Rebecca Ruth, as well as a bantamweight fight featuring John Castaneda and Matt Brown.

The RFA 19 main card aired live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Jake Collier def. Gabriel Checco by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:27 – for vacant middleweight title
Abel Cullum def. Carl Deaton III by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:43
Marvin Blumer def. Junior Maranhão by submission (d’arce choke). Round 3, 0:43
Dan Moret def. Jordan Griffin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:09
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger def. Rebecca Ruth by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Matt Brown def. John Castaneda by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Zak Ottow def. Nate Howe by technical submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 0:54
Jacob Ouradnik def. Mike Zimmer by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Cassie Rodish def. Raquel Magdaleno by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:50
Kyle Todd def. Jake Maher by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:26
Michael Bullen def, Ty Bowling by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) (a)
Blake Bilder def. Sam Hernandez by submission (omoplata). Round 1, 1:45 (a)
Karter Hothusen def. Adam Holzgrove by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:30 (a)
Bryan Mortensen def. Chad Brito by submission (triangle choke). Round 3, 0:42 (a)
Chelsi Westdorp def. Kelsy Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) (a)
Jesse Wannemacher def. Aruan Campa by submission (strikes). Round 2, 1:18 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest