[ads1]Resurrection Fighting Alliance returns with “RFA 8: Pettis vs. Pegg” this evening LIVE on AXStv from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wis. Headlining the card will be a Flyweight Title bout between undefeated Sergio Pettis (7-0) and Ohio’s “Smokin Joe” Pegg (5-1).
In the co main event, RFA Featherweight Champ Jared Downing (9-1) puts his title on the line against undefeated Team Alpha Male product Lance Palmer (6-0).
Stay close as ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening.
RFA 8 quick results:
Main Card (AXStv – 10 p.m. ET)
- Sergio Pettis def. Dillard Pegg by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:51) – for RFA Flyweight Title
- Lance Palmer def. Jared Downing by split decision (46-48 48-46 48-46) – for RFA Featherweight Title
- Pedro Munhoz def. Mitch Jackson by submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 (4:49)
- Mike Rhodes def. Ben Smith by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:50)
- Dan Moret def. Jose Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-37, 30-27, 30-27)
- Zak Ottow def. Matt Gauthier by submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Rd 1 (3:07)
Preliminary Card (Pro – Not Televised)
- Brian Householder def. Kevin Morris by KO (head kick) Rd 1 (:10)
- Derrick Mandell def. David Rhoads by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Preliminary Card (Amateur)
- Damien Childress def. Craig Eckelberg by unanimous decision
- Heather Bassett def. Moriel Charneski by unanimous decision
- Rmandel Cameron def. Mike Mack by unanimous decision
- Jonas Flok def. Nate Jennerman by unanimous decision
- Derek Flok def. Larry Watson by submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 (1:15)
- Kylie Mergner def. Sarah Jacobson by unanimous decision
- Alex Gilpin def. Jesse Frewerd by submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Rd 2 (1:08)
- Christian Vasquez def. Brandon Mason by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2 (2:26)
- Kevin Vazquez def. Duarn Vue by unanimous decision
- Ode Osbourne def. Jesse L. Fisher by unanimous decision
- Luis H. Asencio def. Austin Gonzalez by unanimous decision
- Isaac D. Bodenlos def. Nicholas Gonzales by unanimous decision
RFA 8 play-by-play:
Zak Ottow v. Matt Gauthier
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Ottow with a leg kick and a takedown, on top in half guard. Gauthier holding a guillotine choke but Ottow pops his head out and rides Gauthier’s back as he gets to his knees. Ottow pulls him back to the mat and takes full mount with half the round gone. Gauthier tries to buck out as Ottow softens him up with punches. Ottow locks up an arm triangle and Gautheir taps out. Four wins in a row now for Ottow.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Zak Ottow def. Matt Gauthier by submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Rd 1 (3:07)
Jose Pacheco v. Daniel Moret
Round 1 – Pacheco does some Latin dancing to warm up. Interesting. No glove touch. Body kick from Pacheco as Moret throws a jab. Leg kick from Pacheco, gets countered with a punch. Clinch, Moret shrugs him off. Wheelkick from Pacheco misses. Left hook. Very unorthodox. Pacheco ducks a leaping knee for a takedown attempt but takes a shot to the groin and time is called. Touch gloves. Big body kick from Moret, then a nice cross. Brief clinch. Leg kick from Pacheco, again, and it stumbles Moret, but he gets up and fires off big punches in the pocket. Pacheco puts him on his back and takes side mount. Now in half guard, Pacheco landing body shots. Ref stands them up. Leg kick from Pacheco, eats a left counter. Moret goes for a head kick, Pacheco ducks it and tries for a takedown. Moret defends and lands a left before the bell. Very close. PMN scores it 10-9 for Pacheco.
Round 2 – Head kick from Pacheco. Pacheco ducks a one two and goes for a single. Moret puts him on his back and takes top control in half guard. Body shot from the top by Moret. Pacheco gains full guard. Moret stands over Pacheco. Pacheco kicks the legs. Moret kicks his thigh and lays back on top in half guard. Pacheco regains ful guard. Pacheco gives up his back. Moret tries to take it but loses position and now Pacheco has top control inside full guard. Pacheco moves to side control, postures up with punches before the bell. Another close round. PMN sees it 10-9 Moret.
Round 3 – Leg kick Pacheco. One two counter. Left cross from Moret. They trade kicks. Left counter from Pacheco. Couple of lefts from Moret. Nice body kick. Jab. Body kick. Left hand. Misses a high kick. Nice leg kick from Pacheco, grabs a body lock, goes for the takedown but ends up on his back. Moret inside full guard. Half the round down. Moret tries posturing up with punches. Pacheco sweeps him and ends up on top but caught in a guillotine. Moret pops his head out and they are back to the feet. Nice body kick from Moret. Pacheco breathing hard. Nice left from Moret. Nice counter left as Pacheco lands a leg kick, another. Right hand from Pacheco. Body kick right hand from Moret. Right left from Pacheco, body kick. Leg kick. Wheelkick scores but not much on it. PMN scores it 10-9 and 29-28 for Moret.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dan Moret def. Jose Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-37, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Rhodes v. Benjamin Smith
Round 1 – Rhodes is a training partner with Ben Askren at Roufusport. Nice staredown. Smith looks pretty intense. Front kick Smith. Overhand right, counter right from Rhodes. Leg kick from Rhodes. Smith on the outside. Smith shoots, stuffed. Beautiful counter right from Rhodes and Smith goes face first into the canvas. Smith just picked his tooth up off the canvas. Beautiful!!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mike Rhodes def. Ben Smith by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:50)
Pedro Munhoz v. Mitch Jackson
Round 1 – Jackson an ATT product. I wish my name was Mitch. Or actually Pedro. Mitch or Pedro. Touch gloves. Left hook counter from Pedro. Jackson catches a kick. Body kick from Munhoz, Jackson catches it and dumps him. Lets him up. Leg kick Munhoz. Left hand. Leg kick Jackson. Jab. Clinch, knee from Munhoz, body kick. Right hand, elbow from Munhoz. Jab. Left hook. Big leg kick. Leg kick, Jackson catches it and dumps him. Lets him up. Nice jab, elbow from Munhoz. He’s picking Jackson apart on the feet. Tags him with another jab, bodylock takedown, on top, goes for a heel hook. Jackson escapes to the feet. Right from Jackson. Right left from Munhoz, leg kick. Beautiful liver shot. Jab from Jackson, knee. Uppercut and a big knee to the face from Munhoz. Jackson shoots, stuffed. Clinch, knee from Munhoz. Big left right from Munhoz. Jackson ducks in and Munhoz jumps on a guillotine and Jackson taps out quickly. Munhoz moves on to fight Keoni Koch for the title on Aug. 16 in L.A.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Pedro Munhoz def. Mitch Jackson by submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1 (4:49)
Jared Downing v. Lance Palmer
Round 1 – Duane Ludwig in Palmer’s corner. Palmer is a HUGE favorite. Intense staredown. No touch of gloves. Downing’s title on the line. Leg kick Palmer. Right from Downing. Leg kick Downing. Left from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Body kick from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Nice left from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Again. Right hand from Downing scores, leg kick. Leg kick Palmer. Nice left hook counter from Palmer. Leeg kick, high kick from Downing. Palmer grabs the leg and tries to dump him. Downing defends, lands a right on the break that stuns Palmer momentarily. Palmer shoots, gets Downing down for a split second. Right back up. Left from Palmer. Leg kick Palmer, Downing loses his mouthpiece. Picks it up and puts it in. Nice left from Palmer. Palmer is bleeding over his right eye. Flying knee from Downing, Palmer shoots, stuffed. Downing shoots for a double. Palmer defends, grabs a front headlock. PMN sees it 10-9 Downing.
Round 2 – Left from Palmer. Again. Leg kick. Left again. Right counter, leg kick from Downing. Nice left counter from Palmer backs Downing up. Right from Downing. Leg kick Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Right from Downing. Palmer shoots. Great defense from Downing. Knees to the body from Downing in the clinch. Downing drops levels and gets Palmer down. He takes top control in half guard. Palmer looking for a keylock. Downing escape and maintains top control. Palmer gets up and breaks free. Left hand from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Nice left from Palmer, now gets a takedown, takes Downing’s back but is up too high and slips off. Back to the feet. Leg kick Downing. Again. Very close fight. PMN sees it 10-9 Palmer.
Round 3 – Leg kick Palmer. Body kick Downing. Leg kick Downing., left hand. Leg kick Downing. Leg kick Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Leg kick Downing. Again. Left from Palmer. Leg kick. Leg kick Downing. Again. Leg kick Palmer, travels high for a groin shot. Ref warns him for a third time this round. Leg kick Downing. Again. Shrugs off a takedown attempt. High kick and an overhand from Palmer. Downing with the takedown. Palmer escapes to his feet and jumps on a guillotine as Downing puts him back down and gets free of the choke. Downing on top in half guard. Downing trying to hold him down. Palmer escapes to his feet. Leg kick Downing. PMN sees it 10-9 Downing.
Round 4 – Left from Palmer. Again. Again. A right. Downing shoots for a single. Palmer defends, pushes Downing to the cage. Drops levels. Palmer puts Downing on his back, on top in half guard. Downing gets to his feet. Left from Downing. Left from Palmer. Leg kick. Palmer shoots, gets another takedown. Palmer working the ground and pound from half guard. Downing makes his way to his fee though. Clinch, knee from Downing, he drops levels and gets Palmer down. Palmer goes for a guillotine but loses it. Downing on top now but Palmer gets up. They square up with under a minute to go. Right from Downing. Right hand. PMN sees it 10-9 Palmer.
Round 5 – Leg kick Downing. Left from Palmer. Again. Leg kick Downing. Again. Left from Palmer. Right from Downing. Leg kick. Left from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Left from Palmer. Nice right from Downing. Jumping knee from Downing gives Palmer the opportunity for a body lock from the back. Front headlock from Palmer, knee to body. Right left, right from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Again. Palmer shoots, stuffed. Leg kick Downing. Left from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Left from Palmer. Leg kick Downing. Left from Downing, leg kick. Palmer shoots, stuffed. Downing takes another low blow before the bell with about 5 seconds left. Ref takes a point. That could make the difference in this fight. PMN sees the round 9-9 because of the point deduction and the fight even at two rounds a piece.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Lance Palmer def. Jared Downing by split decision (46-48 48-46 48-46)
Sergio Pettis v. Dillard “Smokin Joe” Pegg
Round 1 – Serious staredown. Pettis a HUGE favorite. Left right from Pegg. Left from Pettis. Left from Pegg, again. Leg kick Pettis, right hand. Head kick from Pettis. Perfect counter right hand from Pettis drops Pegg hard. He follows up with a few as Pegg covers up and this fight is over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sergio Pettis def. Dillard Pegg by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:51)
When asked about the great team at Roufusport Pettis said, “Ben Askren has the best hair in the world”.
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