Mehdi Baghdad Elbows His Way to the RFA Lightweight Title | RFA 21 Results & Highlights
RFA Caps Off 2014 in Style on AXS TV
RFA 21 marked the final event of the year on AXS TV Fights, and it was great way to end the year. The night’s main event was a title fight between wrestler Zach Juusola and Muay Thai specialist Mehdi Baghdad. Baghdad defended the takedowns of Juusola and finished the Minnesota-native with a short elbow in Round 4 to claim the vacant lightweight title. In the co-main event, Joe Murphy took on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert Bruno Frazatto, there would be no submission win for Frazatto though, as Murphy finished the fight in the first round via TKO. Earlier in the card, both Francisco France (via Submission) and Khalil Rountree (via KO) earned first round finishes.
Here are the highlights:
- Mehdi Baghdad def. Zach Juusola via TKO (Elbow) 2:47 Rnd 4
- Joe Murphy def. Bruno Frazatto via TKO (Punches) 2:59 Rnd1
- Chase Gormley def. Dale Sopi via Decision (Unanimous)
- Francisco France def. Mikey Gomez via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) 1:43 Rnd 1
- Sam Toomer def. Altair Alencar via Decision (Majority)
- Khalil Rountree def. Blake Troop via KO 0:39 Rnd 1
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