After a highly successful Minnesota debut in October, it really wasn't a matter of if Resurrection Fighting Alliance would return to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It was a matter of when the UFC's top feeder organization would be back.
Well, Minnesota fight fans finally got their answer late last week. Though a March date had been rumored for months, RFA finally made that date official Friday during "Inside MMA" on AXS-TV.
On Friday, March 6 the major MMA promotion will make its second swing into the Minnesota market, presenting RFA 24 at Mystic Lake Casino. The main card will once again be carried live on AXS-TV.
Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster.com and the Mystic Lake box office. Participating fighters also have tickets, which can be purchased in person or online through cagetix.com
While RFA's last fight card in Minnesota was incredible, the organization's second effort looks even better. The main card is loaded with Minnesota talent, and two local fighters will duke it out for the RFA 170-pound title during the night's main event.
Tat "The Mean Bean" Romero returns after a short layoff to take on Ben Smith of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy for the RFA welterweight crown.
Both fighters have strong wrestling backgrounds and stellar records.
Romero is 24-5 as a professional. He hasn't fought since June of last year, but he brings a six-fight winning