Bantamweight John Castaneda, who is considered one of the top prospects in Minnesota, has just one loss on his professional record.
That setback came at the hands of Matt Brown, who is one of Wisconsin's top prospects.
It's a loss Castaneda would love to have wiped from his record, particularly because he felt the fight was stopped early and because it was for the Driller Promotions 135-pound title.
Well, Castaneda is about to get that chance. And he'll get it on the big stage.
Castaneda and Brown have signed on for the rematch, and they'll do it at RFA 19 at Mystic Lake Casino, which is where the first meeting took place.
RFA 19 is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the Mystic Lake Showroom. The main card will be broadcast live on AXS-TV that Friday night. RFA, which quickly has become the top feeder promotion for the UFC, is the first major promotion to come to Minnesota since the UFC's last visit in 2012.
Tickets for RFA 19 are on sale now, and tickets are selling quickly. Much of the reserved seating sold out in the first few days. Tickets are available from participating fighters, ticketmaster.com, the Mystic Lake box office AND, they're also now available through cagetix.com.
Brown vs. Castaneda II is scheduled to be part of the main card and will be broadcast live on AXS-TV.
Castaneda entered the first meeting with Brown on May 31 with a perfect 4-0 record. He had been an elite amateur, too, rolling up a 9-1 record. Castaneda, who