There is a grand total of six MMA events taking place this weekend and we are now midway through all the previews with Resurrection Fighting Alliance 37. There will be a pair of championship bouts in the headlining spots, with both the light heavyweight title and bantamweight title on the line. Also, eight other top MMA prospects will be looking for wins to get them to the bigger shows in the future.
RFA Light Heavyweight Title Decision Fight
Rafael “Gaucho” Viana (6-0-0) vs. Devin Clark (5-0-0)
Viana will be making his RFA debut in this fight, but his last win came over UFC veteran Almicar Alves at Shooto Brazil 56. Clark has already earned three victories under the RFA banner, last defeating Dervin Lopez at RFA 29 in August 2015. Viana is a longtime veteran of the Shooto Brazil promotion, where five of his six wins as a pro have taken place. Clark has only competed multiple times as a pro in one of his three years since turning pro, as he competed a total of three times in 2015. These are two fighters who are deserving of the championship, but Viana will ground and grind out a decision to win the belt.
RFA Bantamweight Title Fight
Leandro “Pitbull” Higo (15-2-0) (Champion) vs. Joey “The Beast” Miolla (8-1-0)
Higo will be making the first defense of his championship, which he won by defeating Melvin Blumer at RFA 32. Miolla is currently undefeated in RFA competition, having defeated Pedro Falcao at RFA 29 in August 2015. Higo will enter the fight riding a six fight winning streak and he has not suffered a defeat in just over four years. Miolla has also spent a little time in the World Series Of Fighting, where he defeated Randy Steinke at the WSOF 23. Higo has one of the best ground games in all the world right now and he submits Miolla in the second to keep the championship.
RFA Middleweight Division Fight
John Poppie (7-2-0) vs. Joseph Gigliotti (6-0-0)
Poppie will be looking to build on the momentum of his first win in RFA competition, which came over Adam Stroup at RFA 34. Gigliotti will be making his RFA debut in this fight and he is a longtime veteran of the Rage In The Cage promotion. Gigliotti is known as a finisher at this point in his career, Gigliotti finishes Poppie with strikes in the first.
RFA Welterweight Division Fight
Logan Storley (3-0-0) vs. Cody Lincoln (3-0-0)
Storley has spent his entire career up until this point in the RFA and all three of his wins as a pro came via first round finish. Lincoln will be making his RFA debut in this fight and he is a veteran of the Dakota Fighting Championships. This is a classic striker versus grappler encounter, but it will be the striker in Storley finishing Lincoln with strikes in the first round.
RFA Bantamweight Division Fight
Matthew Lopez (7-0-0) vs. Eli Finn (5-1-0)
Lopez has already competed four times under the RFA banner and all four of those wins have come in the opening round. Finn will be making his RFA debut in this fight and he is a longtime veteran of the King Of The Cage promotion. Lopez has been on a great finishing streak since joining the RFA and that streak continues when he finishes Finn by first round submission.
RFA Welterweight Division Fight
Brian “The Mantis” Camozzi (5-2-0) vs. Kenneth Glenn (7-3-0)
Camozzi is currently undefeated in UFC competition and he is the brother of current UFC veteran Chris Camozzi. Glenn will be making his RFA debut in this fight and he is coming off of a loss to UFC veteran Yuri Villefort at Victory FC 47. Camozzzi has a great wrestling game and he grounds Glenn on route to gaining the decision victory in this one.
David Michaud over Chris Hugh
Jordan Johnson over Ryan Debelak
Bryce Logan over CJ Hunter
Alan Sehr over Anthony McIntosh
Damon Wilson over Cody Whitney
Hal Bailey over Jeffrey Diaz
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