Archive: RFA

Aug 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Brian Ortega tests positive for Drostanolone following UFC on FOX 12

The California State Athletic Commission announced today (via MMAJunkie) that UFC featherweight Brian Ortega (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following his first-round submission victory over Mike De La Torre at last month’s UFC on FOX 12 event in San Jose. Ortega has subsequently been suspended from action for 9 months and fined...

Jul 2, 2014 7:19 am

Daniel Aguiar Frustrated Over Timidity Disqualification

Last month veteran referee Mike Beltran disqualified Danny Aguiar at RFA 15 for ‘timidity’ something rarely seen in the MMA world. Yesterday Aguiar joined to speak about the incident, and why he doesn’t deserve the hate he is receiving because of it. What happened in the fight against Sam Toomer? The referee said you...

Jun 23, 2014 8:15 am

Fighter Disqualified For Timidity, Referee Explains

Veteran referee Mike Beltran disqualified a fighter for timidity (not fighting) at RFA 15 earlier this month. This past weekend Mike Beltran joined Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice on Inside MMA to explain why he disqualified Danny Aguiar for timidity. Check out the video below. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 9, 2014 11:39 am

A Day In The Life Of Ed Soares (Video)

Ed Soares, longtime manager of Anderson Silva is now the head promoter for RFA, and leading up to RFA 15 where the promotion crowned its first middleweight champion. Check out the behind the scenes video below. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 14, 2014 12:23 pm

Soares Talks About Fighter Collapsing During RFA 14

By Evan Stoumbelis Ed Soares, president of Resurrection Fighting Alliance spoke to’s John Nash on an incident that occurred this past weekend in which a fighter collapsed unconscious off his stool in his corner and was allowed to continue fighting in the upcoming round. Soares had the following to say about the incident: I...

Apr 12, 2014 1:22 pm

Replay | RFA Fighter Allowed To Continue After collapsing on Stool between rounds

Last night’s RFA event is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. As seen in the video above and the .gif below, Junior Maranhao collapsed on his stool between rounds. He was then put back into the fight where he lost via decision. Many are calling this negligence. Do you agree? Share Tweet Email +1...

Mar 6, 2014 12:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Prospect Watch: Sanchez to Showcase in RFA 13 Co-Main

A blue chip wrestler with wicked submission skills meshed with a thirst to learn more and more. A certain UFC middleweight champion from Long Island has already shown this as a blueprint to the ultimate in success in mixed martial arts. Andrew Sanchez is building similar blocks necessary to just get a whiff of such...

Oct 1, 2013 8:15 am

Report: Sergio Pettis signs a multi-fight deal with the UFC

Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), the younger brother of newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has reportedly signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will likely make his promotional debut in around seven weeks time. The report surfaced late Monday night from who announced the signing. The Brazilian news outlet confirmed the news with Pettis’...

Aug 12, 2013 12:58 pm

Resurrection Fighting Alliance Inks Multi-year Deal With Adidas Double-D Combat Sports

Ed Soares, President of Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) today announced that in an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D, the adidas Combat Sports licensors for over a decade, that one of the most iconic and recognized brands in sports will now stripe the RFA cage. “RFA is honored to have an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D...

Jun 21, 2013 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sergio Pettis on RFA 8, ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Be Fighting, Honestly’

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Before Sergio Pettis steps into the Resurrection Fighting Alliance cage Friday night to fight for the organization’s inaugural flyweight title, he spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night.   Pettis, who is known to many fans as the younger brother of UFC phenom Anthony Pettis, is set to face...

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | At Just 19 Sergio Pettis Says He Is Ready For Call From The UFC | MMA NEWS

For now, the last name Pettis is associated with UFC lightweight contender turned featherweight title challenger Anthony “Showtime” Pettis but MMA fans will soon recognize another. Anthony’s younger brother, 19 year old Sergio Pettis is on the rise and hungry to make a statement in MMA’s bantamweight division. Sergio currently sports an undefeated professional record...