Smith vs. Jardine, Roberts vs. Townsend at RFA 30
A middleweight showdown takes the main event slot at Resurrection Fighting Championship 30 as Anthony Smith faces Brock Jardine. RFA 30 takes place September 18th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB with a main card broadcast on AXS TV.
UFC and Strikeforce vet Smith took three losses in a row in 2013 including his UFC debut against Antonio Braga Neto. Smith turned his career around in 2014 and his now on a five-fight win streak with his last two being against Tim Williams in CFFC, the first an inverted triangle choke and the second a TKO. Fellow UFC vet Brock Jardine took four losses in a row from 2012-14 but has bounced back to win three in a row, his most recent being a unanimous decision over Michael Arrant in August.
In the co-main event Ryan Roberts faces Adam Townsend. Roberts lost to Zach Makovsky at Bellator 54 then won his last five fights, a TKO of Ramiro Hernandez bringing Roberts to 21-10-1. 13-3 Townsend won his last seven fights, his unanimous decision over Yuri Villefort having taken place at the AXS TV Fights event in May.
RFA 30 card
- Erick Murray vs. Ethan Hopp
- Mike Messer vs.; Tanner Leichleiter
- Lucas Dias vs. Leandro Arias
- Justin Weaver vs. Nathan Guillot
- Tyler Mathison vs. Erik Rostvet
- Boima Karmo vs. Christopher James
- Kevin Gray vs. Josh Smith
- Miles Marshall vs. Jaquis Williams
- Grant Dawson vs. Clay Wimer
- Kassius Holdorf vs. Don Hamilton
- James Nakashima vs. Chance Rencountre
- Zach Juusola vs. Robert Rojas Jr.
- Darrick Minner vs. Matt Brown
- Ryan Roberts vs. Adam Townsend
- Anthony Smith vs. Brock Jardine