Justin Lawrence (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

RFA 25: Lawrence vs. Toomer Fight Card Finalized

The fight card for Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s 25th event has been finalized.

The promotion will head to the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Friday, April 10. The night’s main card will air live on AXS TV.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight kingpin, Justin Lawrence, locks horns with unbeaten Sam Toomer. A veteran of both the UFC and Strikeforce, Lawrence has scored back-to-back wins over Luis Saldana and Mark Dickman under the RFA banner. The 24-year-old has extended his record to 6-2 in the process. Toomer, meanwhile, carries and unblemished record of 9-0. The Californian also has earned two straight wins in the RFA cage, besting both Daniel Aguiar and Altair Alencar.


The co-main event also features RFA gold on the line as middleweight Gabriel Checco squares 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 has scored back-to-back, first-round submission wins in the RFA cage.

RFA 25 Fight Card
Justin Lawrence vs. Sam Toomer – for featherweight title
Gabriel Checco vs. Francisco “Kiko” France – for middleweight title
Josh Rave vs. Geane Herrera
Jordon Larson vs. Jarred L’Heureux
T.J. Hepburn vs. LaRue Burley
Khalil Rountree vs. Cameron Olson
Devin Clark vs. Jaquis Williams
Matt Lopez vs. Devin Turner
Bryce Logan vs. Matt Bentz
Nate Larson vs. Tyler Mathison (a)
Nate Flanders vs. Nate Schussler (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest