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RFA 30 Results: Smith Pounds Out Jardine, Townsend Edges Roberts

On Friday, Sept. 18, Resurrection Fighting Alliance hosted its 30th event from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The night’s main card airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.

In the night’s main event, a pair of UFC veteran locked horns in a middleweight affair. Nebraska native Anthony Smith looked to extend his winning streak to six when he took on Utah’s Brock Jardine. The event marked the promotional debut of both fighters. Smith had scored back-to-back finishes of Tim Williams leading into the headlining bout, while Jardine stepped into the cage having won three straight fights of his own.

The co-main event featured a featherweight bout between UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Ryan Roberts and rising prospect Adam Townsend. Roberts made his RFA debut riding the momentum of five straight wins in the VFC cage, while Townsend aimed to build on his win over Yuri Villefort at May’s RFA vs. Legacy event.


Anthony Smith def. Brock Jardine by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:00
Adam Townsend def. Ryan Roberts by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Darrick Minner def. Matt Brown by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:35
Zach Juusola def. Robert Rojas by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
James Nakashima def. Chance Rencountre by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kassius Holdorf def. Donald Hamilton by submission (elbows). Round 1, 2:49
Kevin Gray def. Josh Smith by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jaquis Williams def. Miles Marshall by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Boimah Karmo def. Chris James by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:17 (a)
Justin Weaver def. Nathan Guilliot by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 2, 2:57 (a)
Michael Messer def. Tanner Leichleiter by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:36 (a)
Lucas Dias def. Leandro Arias by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) (a)
James Reed def. Erik Rostvet by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 1:44 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest