On Friday, July 3, Resurrection Fighting Alliance touched down in Boise Idaho to bring fight fans RFA 27: Murphy vs. Brock live from Centurylink Arena. The entire main card aired on AXS TV.

In the main event, fans witnessed a bantamweight contest between submission specialist Joe Murphy and mixed martial arts veteran Jesse Brock.

Murphy (8-2) entered this contest looking to get back into the win column after dropping decision to Terrion Ware at RFA 23 in February. This setback not only snapped his two fight win streak but also marked his first loss under the RFA banner.

Brock (20-8), who was making his RFA debut, looked to extend his career best four fight win streak. In his most recent contest the Idaho native earned a decision over Bendy Casimir in May. Prior to this win he earned two straight stoppage wins under the FSF banner and a split decision over in his MFC debut.

Main Card Summary

Miles Hunsinger said before he fought Austin Miller that fans could expect an exciting fight, and from the beginning of the first round, the fight was everything Hunsinger promised. While Miller would attack at times with submissions, Hunsinger kept pressuring with strikes and takedowns. Though tired, Hunsinger stayed in the fight for all fifteen minutes, and while he fought the last five minutes of the bout on fumes, his efforts in the first two frames netted him a unanimous decision win in front of his home state.

Scott Thometz only needed 30 seconds to put Daniel Swain away. Swain came out with intentions of making the fight into a barn burner, but he left himself wide open, and Thometz made him pay dearly by dropping him and putting him out with strikes.

Jan Jorgenson and JR Lugo provided the night with one of its slower battles, as the two heavyweights spent most of the bout pinning each other against the cage. Conditioning would play a factor for both men, as they each took heavy shots in the bout, but kept pressing on as much as they could. Jorgensen would come out the fresher man, though, and after all three rounds, the efforts of both men turned in a bout in which Jorgensen walked out win a split decision.

Czar Sklavos never looked to take his foot off the gas against Nicholas Burgos, and it showed in what was mostly a grappling clinic. Every time the fight hit the ground, Sklavos took control of e action and kept Burgos from getting anything significant off. Burgos arguably woke his game up in he final frame, but by then, Sklavos had already established himself as the busier fighter throughout the three-round affair, and although one judge gave Burgos a round, all three judge agreed that Sklavos had earned a hard-fought unanimous decision victory.

A steady diet of takedowns and aggression was what Jesse Brock needed to stifle Joe Murphy, and he was able to implement that against a very game Murphy. To his credit, Murphy stayed aggressive and found a way to damage Brock’s face, but Brock was able to stay busier, neutralize Murphy’s game in all aspects, and above all else, stop Murphy from starting off fast from the get-go to score a unanimous decision.

FULL RESULTS

Jesse Brock def. Joe Murphy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Czar Sklavos def. Nicholas Burgos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jan Jorgensen def. JR Lugo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Scott Thometz dead. Daniel Swain by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:30
Miles Hunsinger def. Austin Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)