Bojan Velickovic (Phil Lambert/Combat Press)

RFA 34 Set For Denver on Jan. 15, Velickovic vs. Smith Headlines

On Friday, Jan. 15, Resurrection Fighting Alliance will return to the Denver area for its 34th event. The promotion will once again visit the¬†1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The night‚Äôs main card will air live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET. The event marks the promotion’s seventh visit to Colorado.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s former welterweight champion, Benjamin Smith, will look to regain the 170-pound title against Serbian native¬†Bojan Velickovic.¬†Both fighters fell short against¬†Gilbert “Jamal” Smith, who recently vacated the title.

Benjamin Smith rebounded from his title defeat to Gilbert Smith with a unanimous decision win over Craig Eckelberg at RFA 32 in November. Prior to losing his belt, the Minnesota fighter had not tasted defeat since 2013.


Velickovic, meanwhile, has reeled off three straight wins since falling to Gilbert Smith at RFA 20. The 26-year-old was most recently in action at RFA 31 in Las Vegas, where he bested Vardan Sholinian on the scorecards.

More bouts for the event are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.