On Friday, August 7, 2015, the RFA heads to the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, for RFA 28: Sanchez vs. Poppie where a new RFA middleweight champion will be crowned.

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 28 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 – Bobby Moffett

While RFA events are filled from top to bottom with some of the best prospects MMA has to offer, there are always one or two that stand out from the rest of the pack. At RFA 28, the prospect everyone should take the time to get to know is 25 year old featherweight Bobby “The Wolfman” Moffett. A talented grappler out of Homewood, Ill., Moffett is 7-1 as a pro with five wins coming by way of submission. Coming off of the first decision win of his career in his RFA debut, Moffett will be looking to get back to his finishing ways.

Middleweight Title Fight

In the main event of the evening, hungry middleweight prospects Andrew Sanchez and John Poppie will battle it out for the vacant RFA middleweight title. Considering RFA champions are poached by the UFC on a regular basis, these fighters are also fighting for the opportunity of a lifetime. Sanchez is 3-1 in the RFA with all three wins coming by way of knockout. Poppie on the other hand will be making his RFA debut. Having won his last four in a row, Poppie is ready to claim the RFA title and move on to bigger and better things.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.