RFA 26: What to Watch For RJ Gardner June 2, 2015 Events, Previews, Spotlight On Friday, June 5, 2015, the RFA heads to the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., For RFA 26: Smith vs. Smith. Over the past couple of years, the RFA has become the premier developmental league in MMA and they continually send fighters to the UFC. That alone should be reason enough for fans to tune in and watch, but if you need some specifics as to why RFA 26 is “Must See” TV, here you go. Top Young Talent First and foremost, the reason to watch any RFA event is to see the young talent. The RFA has a strong history of developing talent and sending them off to larger organizations; namely the UFC. Every RFA card is filled with some of the best and brightest future stars MMA has to offer. This is a fan’s chance to get in on the ground floor and witness the development and progression of young talent. Prospect Watch – Brandon Griffin The heavyweight division in MMA is very thin at this point in time and fighters with solid wins will be scooped up quickly. A win on Friday for Griffin could put him in line for a call up to the world’s top promotion. At 6’3” and roughly 230 pounds, Griffin is a fluid, athletic heavyweight with a fierce killer instinct. Undefeated at 4-0 with all four wins coming by stoppage in the first round, Griffin is impressive in the cage. Welterweight Title Fight In the main event of the evening, newly crowned RFA welterweight champion, Benjamin Smith, looks to defend his title for the first time against Gilbert Smith. Both men are physical specimens with tremendous fitness levels. Gilbert will want to grapple, while Benjamin will likely look to stand and strike. That stylistic matchup should make for an entertaining contest.