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Saturday, Jul 20, 2013

RFA 9: UFC Vet Jeff Curran Replacing Keoni Koch in Title Fight

Curran (photo via WEC)

By FCF Staff

Jeff Curran may have had to withdraw from an opportunity to fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s flyweight belt in June, but now the UFC vet will battle Pedro Munhoz for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title on August 16th. Munhoz was scheduled to fight Keoni Koch at the event, but a hand injury has forced the bantamweight to withdraw.

Curran (34-15-1) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Joshua Killion at an Extreme Challenge event in May, after dropping bouts to Johnny Eduardo and Scott Jorgensen in the UFC.

Munhoz (8-0) is riding an eight fight win streak heading into the fight and scored a submission win over Mitch Jackson in his last outing at RFA 8 in June.

RFA 9 will be hosted by the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California on August 16th and will be broadcast live on AXS TV.

Here is the line-up to date for the upcoming event.

Main Card: 

135 – Pedro Munhoz, 8-0 (São Paulo, Brazil) vs.Jeff Curran, 36-15-1 (Crystal Lake, Illinois) – Title Fight

185 – Kevin Casey, 5-3 (Los Angeles, California) vs. Casey Ryan, 5-0 (San Diego, California)

265 – Steve Mocco, 2-0 (Coconut Creek, Florida) vs. James Wilson, 2-0 (Los Angeles, California)

145 – Jordan Rinaldi, 6-1 (Charlotte, North Carolina) vs. Brian Ortega, 6-0 (Torrance, California)

170 – Chris Spång, 5-2 (Växjö, Sweden) vs.Alan Jouban, 6-1 (Los Angeles, California)

125 – Matt Manzanares, 6-1 (Cheyenne, Wyoming) vs. Steve Swanson, 10-1 (Coachella Valley, California)

Preliminary Card:

125 – Justine Kish, 1-0 (Los Angeles, California) vs. Christine Stanley, 1-0 (San Diego, California)

155 – James Moontasri, 4-1 (Los Angeles, California) vs. R.J. Clifford, 5-2 (Los Angeles, California)

185 – Alex Coates, 1-0 (Yorba Linda, California) vs. Roberto Augusto, 2-0 (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

145 – Nick Jordan, 2-1 (Lake Forest, California) vs. Perceu Friza, 2-0 (Bahia, Brazil)

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:16 pm
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