ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum this past week at RFA 9 where he was there supporting his Ultimate Fighter teammate Kevin Casey. Gastelum talked about his upcoming fight with Brian Melancon which takes place Wednesday, Aug. 28, at UFC Fight Night 27 LIVE on FOX Sports 1.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore caught up with undefeated bantamweight Pedro Munhoz (9-0) following his five-round split decision title win over veteran Jeff Curran (who retired after the fight) at RFA 9 this past weekend. Munhoz shared his thoughts on the fight, how he felt going a full five rounds for the first time in his pro career, and he also discussed many of the technical aspects of the fight.
Pro MMA Now Radio is back tonight with a Resurrection Fighting Alliance takeover. RFA 9 goes down next Friday at the Stub Hub Center in L.A. and every fight on the card looks to have great potential with fresh talent on the rise. Tonight we will break down the card and talk to some of the names you’ll be hearing and the people you will be watching live on AXS TV on August 16th.
Tonight we kick things off with Matt Manzanares. Manzanares (6-1) looks to make a splash in the RFA flyweight division when he takes on Steve Swanson (10-1) at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 9 on August 16th.. You may remember Manzanares from his brutal 48 second KO win at RFA 5 when he landed a knee to the body of his opponent. He is a former Junior Olympic boxer. He was scheduled to fight Sergio Pettis at RFA 7 but had to withdraw due to injury.