The RFA Returns to South Dakota With Two Title Fights Friday on AXS TV

Featherweight and Middleweight Titles on the Line at RFA 25

In August 2014, the RFA held the first ever sanctioned MMA event in South Dakota. To celebrate the occasion, RFA 17 featured a great card, full of local prospects and two title fights. The RFA is headed back to Sioux Falls this Friday and again there are two belts up for grabs!

Justin Lawrence (6-2) won his featherweight title back at RFA 17 and he will try to defend that belt when he faces the undefeated Sam Toomer (9-0) in the main event of RFA 25! The co-main event is also for a title as “Zangief” Gabriel Checco (8-1) takes his second crack at the middleweight belt against submission artist Francisco “Kiko” France (11-3-1). The card also features plenty of local prospects as well as several undefeated fighters in Geane Herrera, TJ Hepburn, LaRue Burley, Khalil Rountree, and Cameron Olson.

Full Broadcast Card:

  • Featherweight Title – Sam Toomer (9-0, 1 NC) vs. Justin Lawrence (6-2)
  • Middleweight Title – Gabriel Checco (8-1) vs. Francisco France (11-3-1)
  • Flyweight – Geane Herrera (7-0) vs. Josh Rave (21-11)
  • Welterweight – Jarrod L’Heureux (7-1) vs. Jordon Larson (5-1)
  • Lightweight – TJ Hepburn (4-0) vs. LaRue Burley (5-0)
  • Middleweight – Khalil Rountree (2-0) vs. Cameron Olson (2-0)

Tune in, follow along on Twitter using #RFA25, and go inside The Cage.

Stay tuned AFTER the fights for a complete wrap-up of the action and more on an ALL NEW Inside MMA!

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