Thiago Moises (rear) (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

RFA 38 Results: Moisés Stops Emmers, Retains Lightweight Belt

On Friday, June 3, Resurrection Fighting Alliance returned to the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., for its 38th event. The night’s main card aired live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET.

In the main event, the promotion’s lightweight champion, Brazilian Thiago Moisés, took on last-minute opponent Jamall Emmers. Moises, who has scored back-to-back submission wins inside the RFA cage, was originally slated to face UFC veteran Ernest Chavez, but an injury to Chavez forced the change. Emmers enterws his promotional debut having won two straight fights under the Tachi Palace Fights banner.

Other notables on the card includes WSOF veteran Joe Murphy, who met Vinicius Zani in the co-main event, and UFC veteran Christos Giagos, who clashes with WEC alum Karen Darabedyan.


Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of AXS TV).

Thiago Moises def. Jamall Emmers by TKO (strikes). Round 5, 2:52- for lightweight title
Vinicius Zani def. Joe Murphy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Christos Giagos def. Karen Darabedyan by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 1:42
Nick Barnes def. Jose Diaz by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Albert Morales def. Mario Israel by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:20
Jason Gonzalez def. Chris Padilla by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:14
Matt Sayles def. Ryan Lang by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:59
Ray Elizalde def. Richard Alarcon by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:39
Maikel Gonzalez def. Martin Diaz by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:03