Matchups for the debut of Resurrection Fighting Alliance in Minnesota are leaking daily, and six more fights were confirmed this week.
RFA 19 is scheduled for Oct. 10 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake. The show's main card will be live on AXS-TV. Tickets went on sale this week, and so far they're flying off the shelves.
"Ticket sales are just exploding, so we're pretty happy," said Jeremy Bjornberg, who helped bring RFA to Minnesota. "The venue holds more than 2,000 people, and based on the first few days of sales, I think it's going to be full."
Tickets are available from participating fighters, the Mystic Lake box office and ticketmaster.com.
The main and co-main events already were announced when the event was made public. Minnesota's own Carl Deaton III will take on UFC veteran Jeff Curran in the co-main, and the 185-pound world title will be on the line during the night's main event, featuring Gabriel Checco and Jake Collier.
Six more fights came out Thursday morning, including including four fights involving
MN Militia prospect Jake Ouradnik has signed on to take on Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product Mikey Zimmer in a 155-pound showdown.
Ouradnik had a stellar amateur career, and he picked up his first professional win over the summer, knocking off submission specialist Charlie Hanson. Ouradnik currently is ranked No. 9 in Minnesota at 155 pounds.
Zimmer is 4-2-1 as a professional, and he too had a strong amateur career. Zimmer has faced top Midwest talent ever since turning pro, and he