Resurrection Fighting Alliance closes out 2013 this Friday with Makovsky vs. Manzanares

RFA 11

It has been a record year for Resurrection Fighting Alliance. The promotion has been cultivating some of the best talent outside of the UFC and has provided a launching pad for the next generation of stars. Friday night the flyweights will hold down the main event as Zach Makovsky eyes another title when he meets Matt Manzanres for the flyweight championship.

Manzanares has been impressive in his last two RFA outings. He scored a first round TKO win last November and followed that up with a nice armbar to defeat Steve Swanson. The boxing standout has quickly transitioned to the ground aspect of the sport  with half of his wins coming by way of submission. He will face a former Bellator champion and much more experienced Makovsky.

Back at Bellator 32, Zach Makovsky scored a unanimous decision win over Ed West to win the inaugural Bellator bantamweight title.  He came out victorious twice more under the Bellator banner before losing the title to Eduardo Dantas then dropping a split decision to Anthony Leone that would be his last with the company. He bounced back with a win in May and is eyeing the flyweight title with a win over Manzanres.

The co-main event got a shuffle when two fighter on the card had to withdraw. Match maker Scott Cutbirth was left with two guys without an opponent and both agreed to fight each other. UFC veteran Tyler Toner will square off against undefeated Brazilian Raoni Barcelos live on AXS TV.

RFA 11 takes place at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorodo and features 10 solid fights, six of which will be live on AXS TV. This will close out a spectacular year for the young promotion as they look to do as many as 12 events in 2014.

Here is a look at the fight card as it stand.

  • Matt Manzanares vs Zack Makovsky
  • Tyler Toner vs Raoni Barcellos
  • Vinnie Lopez vs Lucas Rodolfo Bresolin Rota
  • Brian Wood vs Chinzo Machida
  • Todd Meredith vs Andrew Sanchez
  • Dan Mainus vs Scott Ingram
  • Carlos Huerta vs Jeff Santos
  • Heather Sachleben vs Rebecca Wells
  • Sonny Yohn vs Cordaro Ware
  • Joe Guerrero vs Joe Espinoza