For the first time in AXS TV FIGHTS history two promotions are going head-to-head in a co-promoted live event broadcast May 8. AXS TV FIGHTS tonight announced that Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championship have agreed to pit their top fighters against one another at AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT on Friday, May 8.

“We’ve been broadcasting MMA on AXS TV for over a decade and this is one of the biggest events in our history of combat sports,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of AXS TV FIGHTS. “I have been looking forward to the day AXS TV promotions would work together to promote an all-star card like this. RFA versus Legacy features three title fights including the much dreamed about champion versus champion match-up. Thank you to the fighters, RFA and Legacy for making this historic night come together.”

RFA President Ed Soares and Legacy CEO Mick Maynard later joined AXS TV’s combat sports-focused news magazine “Inside MMA” to reveal the line-up for this historic broadcast, headlined by a flyweight superfight between RFA champion Alexandre Pantoja (15-2) and Legacy champion Damacio Page (19-9). The winner of this match will receive a one-of-a-kind superfight belt, prominently featuring AXS TV, RFA and Legacy.

“Working with Andrew Simon and Mick Maynard, we will produce the first true promotion versus promotion MMA show and Superfight,” stated Soares . “Alexandre Pantoja versus Damacio Page is an exciting pairing for the inaugural AXS TV FIGHTS Superfight title, and I am eager to see how Luke Sanders handles his first ever bantamweight title defense against a dangerous Terrion Ware.”

“We are excited to be a part of a series that is the first of its kind,” added Maynard. “Both of our organizations have been instrumental in catapulting fighters to the next level in their careers for the last several years and this will be an even more entertaining and unique way to continue that legacy. Many have talked the talk, Legacy and RFA will now be walking the walk.”

To complement the night’s headlining superfight, the promotions have also agreed to each host a title fight in two co-main events. Undefeated RFA bantamweight champion Luke Sanders (9-0) will put his belt on the line against RFA contender Terrion Ware (13-3) while top Legacy contenders Dave Burrow (13-5) and Mike Bronzoulis (17-8) face off for the vacant Legacy lightweight championship.

Leading up to these championship bouts, AXS TV FIGHTS: RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT will showcase four additional matches between top ranked RFA and Legacy fighters on the televised main card.

The full main card is as follows (subject to change):

Flyweight Superfight Championship

RFA flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja (14-2) vs .Legacy FC Flyweight champion Damacio Paige (19-9).

RFA Bantamweight Title Fight

RFA Bantamweight champion Luke Sanders (9-0) vs. Terrion Ware (11-3) – For RFA Bantamweight title

Legacy Lightweight Title Fight

Dave Burrow (13-5) versus Mike Bronzoulis (17-8-1) – For Legacy FC Lightweight title

Heavyweight fight

RFA’s Jan Jorgensen (6-1) vs. Legacy’s Joe Cason (9-1).

Welterweight Fight

RFA’s Bojan Velickovic (9-3) vs. Legacy’s Charles Byrd (7-3).

Lightweight Fight

RFA’s Adam Townsend (12-3) vs. Legacy’s Chris Feist (8-1).

Flyweight Fight

Legacy’s Brian Hall (8-2) vs. an TBD RFA fighter

About The Author

News Manager

José began his career as a mixed martial arts journalist while still enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Since graduating in May 2013, he has attended dozens of high profile UFC fight cards as a credentialed member of the media, providing live cage side coverage through his articles and videos. His work has appeared on UFC.com, ArizonaSports.com and AZCentral. He is also currently one of the main contributors on Power MMA Show at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, one of the first all MMA radio shows on a major radio station.