Resurrection Fighting Alliance 23 takes place Friday from Costa Mesa, Calif. and features two intriguing bantamweight prospects in the main event.

Joe Murphy takes on Terrion Ware in the evening’s headliner, both trying to put their names on the map when it comes to fighters to watch in MMA’s 135-pound division.

Also featured on the card is former Oklahoma State wrestling standout Jamal Parks, who is less than a month removed from a submission victory in Jan., will look to push his undefeated record to 6-0 against the dangerous Raoni Barcelos.

Let’s get down to our predictions for what should be an exciting night for RFA.

Main Event: Joe Murphy vs. Terrion Ware

Murphy has a dangerous submission game, but he put his hands to work in his win against Bruno Frazatto with a first round TKO win. He has rebounded nicely from his first career loss to Carson Beebe back in 2013 and he’s starting to put together a complete game.

You can’t ignore the finishing ability of Ware. He has the ability to end the fight wherever it goes as evident by his 67% finishing rate. Ware is coming off a 4th round TKO in October over Jeff Martin and is making his return to RFA for the first time Jan. of 2014.

Prediction: Murphy

Predictions for the rest of the card:

Joseph Henle vs. Gabriel Checco

Prediction: Checco

Raoni Barcelos vs. Jamal Parks

Prediction: Parks

Jocelyn Lybarger vs. Marla Rios

Prediction: Lybarger

Ron Henderson vs. Adam Antolin

Prediction: Henderson

Mike Jasper vs. Blake Troop

Prediction: Jasper

Tim Quiroga vs. Christian Aguilera

Prediction: Aguilera

Mikey Gomez vs. Dominic Waters

Prediction: Waters

Dan Ige vs. Ian Millan

Prediction: Millan

About The Author

Blane Ferguson
Associate Editor/Senior Staff Writer

Blane can trace his MMA roots, like many others, to the finale of the first Ultimate Fighter season between Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin. After watching that incredible fight and cleaning the local Blockbuster of any recorded UFC pay-per-views they had, Blane was hooked on watching the sport and he carried that passion with him to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Blane is a four-year broadcasting veteran of ASU's campus radio including a founder and co-host of the station's combat sports show, The Final Round.