Second Time is the Charm For NEW RFA Champ Gilbert Smith | RFA 26 Results and Highlights

Gilbert Smith Wins the Battle of The Smiths at RFA 26

If you put money on Smith at RFA 26 you weren’t totally wrong.

Friday’s Resurrection Fighting Alliance featured a title fight between Gilbert Smith and champion Ben Smith. After the first two rounds, things didn’t look good for the challenger, but in round three he took Ben Smith down and then slapped on a quick armbar to shock the champ and ignite the hometown crowd. Gilbert Smith lost in his first attempt at the title back in January, but he is your new champion!

In other action, former MFC contender Marcus Edwards made his RFA debut in a big way. Edwards took on Brazilian Thiago Alves in the co-main event and he absolutely dominated him in the striking game. The fight would go to a decision, but it looked like Edwards could have ended the fight almost a dozen times.

Returning RFA fighters Andrew Sanchez, Bruno Frazatto, and Boston Salmon also earned victories at RFA 26.

Here are the highlights:

  • Gilbert Smith def. Ben Smith via Submission (Armbar) 3:27 Rnd 3
  • Marcus Edwards def. Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision (30-27 30-27 30-27)
  • Bruno Frazatto def. Jarred Mercado via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:28 Rnd 2
  • Andrew Sanchez def. Clinton Williams via TKO (strikes) 1:17 Rnd 2
  • Ashley Gooch def. Brandon Griffin via TKO (strikes) 3:16 Rnd 1
  • Boston Salmon def. Danny Mainus via Unanimous Decision (30-27 30-27 29-28)

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