Pro MMA Now Radio is back in action tonight. On tonight’s show hosts Gary Thomas and Jack Bratcher welcome three fighters competing on the Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 card November 2 in Las Vegas. RFA 4 is headlined with a lightweight match-up between Efrain Escudero and Tyson Griffin and will air live on AXStv.

Tyler Perry (@TPerry265)

Heavyweight prospect Tyler Perry will be our first guest of the night. Perry, who will be facing 2008 Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco at RFA 4, was a collegiate wrestler at the University of Missouri where he was teammates with guys like Ben Askren and Michael Chandler.

Perry competed in college against five men who have won six of the last seven NCAA Division I heavyweight national wrestling titles. Perry currently resides in Las Vegas and is 2-0 in RFA competition (1 amateur, 1 pro).

Chris Holdsworth (@holdsworth135)

Next up we have undefeated Team Alpha Male fighter Chris Holdsworth, who will be competing at RFA 4 against former Oklahoma State national qualifier Tyler Shinn at bantamweight.

Holdsworth is a BJJ black belt under Marc Laimon and lived in Las Vegas before moving to Sacramento to team up with Urijah Faber and crew. Holdsworth went 6-0 as an amateur and held Tuff-N-Uff titles at 135 and 145.

Jerry Shapiro (@JshapMMA)

Last but not least, Cobra Kai brown belt Jerry Shapiro will join us. Shapiro will be making his pro debut against Jeff Curran protege and Bellator veteran Cory Galloway at bantamweight on the RFA 4 card.

Shapiro, a Las Vegas resident, compliments his grappling background by training his stand-up with the likes of UFC and PRIDE veteran Gilbert Yvel. Shapiro went undefeated (5-0) as an amateur, picking up the Tuff-N-Uff bantamweight title in the process.


In addition to talking with our RFA 4 guests, Gary and Jack will be discussing this week’s MMA news, Jack’s Kale shake experiment and much more.

As always, tonight’s episode of Pro MMA Now Radio kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) and you can listen live in the player below or by going to our page on BlogTalk Radio at where you can participate in the chat room by interacting with other listeners or submit questions for our guests.

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