Resurrection Fighting Alliance is back in Minnesota for the final time. Sort of.
RFA is merging with Legacy and forming a new organization, LFA. So while it's RFA's final solo appearance in Minnesota, LFA has already booked a full year of fights in Minnesota for 2017.
But, let's focus on what's in front of us ... RFA 45 will rumble through Minnesota on Friday night. The major organization returns to Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
The undercard will start at 6 p.m. sharp. With 17 fights on the card, they'll move fighters in and out of the cage quickly during the undercard. But there are some fantastic undercard fights featuring many of Minnesota's top amateurs.
Tickets for RFA 45 still remain, and they are available online at cagetix.com, from participating fighters or at the door.
RFA 45's main card will be show live on AXS-TV starting at 9 p.m.
Hawkeye Fighter joins Minnesota MMA News once again to offer his RFA 45 predictions, and matchmaker Jeremy Bjornberg, who helped put the fight card together, offers his thoughts on each matchup. Enjoy! And get out to the fights!
GERALD MEERSCHAERT VS CHASE WALDON
RECORDS: Waldon is 10-1, while Meerschaert is 23-8.
STREAKS: Waldon is on a nine-fight winning streak and hasn't lost since 2010, while Meerschaert has won four straight.
MINNESOTA RANKING: Waldon is No. 1 in Minnesota at 185, while Meerschaert is from Wisconsin.
BJORNBERG'S THOUGHTS: "This is a world-class fight, with two of the Midwest's best talents on display. This fight is the the RFA 185 title, and it's a glorious main event. Gerald Meerschaert is a stud, and everyone in