Jones-Lybarger Upsets Frausto and Smith Breaks Marunde’s Jaw on the Way to Titles at RFA 31 | Results and Highlights

Plenty of UFC-Worthy Performances at RFA 31 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world and home to the UFC, and there were plenty of UFC-worthy performances at RFA 31 Friday on AXS TV!

For their first trip to Vegas in almost three years, the RFA brought alongTWO title fights. In the main event, champion Gilbert Smith put his belt on the line against UFC-vet Bristol Marunde. The challenger, Marunde, was in control of the fight until a left hook from Smith broke his jaw in the fourth round. Smith keeps the belt and improves to 12-4. In the co-main event, former Bellator champ Zoila Frausto returned for the first time in almost two years to take on RFA regular Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger. Frausto was favored to win the title, but Jones-Lybarger delivered the performance of her career, picking apart he opponent with jabs and controlling the fight in the clinch. Jones-Lybarger ended up cruising to a decision victory and becoming the inaugural RFA strawweight champ.

Elsewhere on the card, Matthew Lopez continued his winning ways, keeping his undefeated record intact with a brutal face crank victory over Justin Linn and Zac Riley pulled off a lightning quick submission win on just two days notice!

Here are the highlights:

  • Gilbert Smith def. Bristol Marunde via TKO (Injury) 2:03 Rnd 4
  • Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger def. Zoila Frausto via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Gabriel Checco def. Mike Jasper via Submission (Triangle Armbar) 4:17 Rnd 3
  • Matthew Lopez def. Justin Linn via Submission (Guillotine Choke/Face Crank) 2:18 Rnd 1
  • Bojan Velickovic def. Vardan Sholinian via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Zac Riley def. Shai Lindsey via Submission (Triangle Choke) 0:59 Rnd 1

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