A Battle of the Smiths Headlines RFA 26 in Colorado, Friday on AXS TV!

The Welterweight Title is on the Line Again as the RFA Returns to Colorado

May the best Smith win! The RFA is headed back to Colorado this Friday and a pair of Smiths are set to do battle in the night’s main event. Welterweight champ Benjamin Smith is back and he will defend his belt against Colorado’s own Gilbert Smith. Ben Smith won the title back at RFA 24 in March and Gilbert Smith is coming off a close loss to Chidi Njokuani in January.

The broadcast card for RFA 26 features five other great match ups. In the co-main event, former MFC title contender Marcus Edwards makes his RFA debut against Brazilian Thiago “Monstrinho” Alves. RFA bantamweight contenders Bruno Frazatto and Jarred Mercado face off in the feature bout of the night, and in other bantamweight action, hometown favorite Danny Mainus takes on the undefeated Boston Salmon. The card is rounded out by middleweights Andrew Sanchez (former RFA MW contender) and Clinton Williams and by heavyweights Ashley Gooch and Brandon Griffin.

Join Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich for the action 10 ET | 7 PT on AXS TV!

Full Broadcast Card:

  • Welterweight Title – Gilbert Smith (10-3) vs. Benjamin Smith (14-3)
  • Lightweight – Thiago “Monstrinho” Alves (8-2) vs. Marcus Edwards (9-3)
  • Bantamweight – Bruno Frazatto (6-2) vs. Jarred Mercado (12-2)
  • Middleweight – Andrew Sanchez (5-2) vs. Clinton Williams (5-1)
  • Heavyweight – Ashley Gooch (7-4) vs. Brandon Griffin (4-0)
  • Bantamweight – Boston Salmon (3-0) vs. Danny Mainus (3-3)

Tune in, follow along on Twitter using #RFA26, and go inside The Cage.

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