Friday, April 10, 2015, Resurrection Fighting Alliance is scheduled to put on their 25th event. There is a lot of buzz around their co-promotional event which puts RFA’s best against the best that Legacy has to offer, but don’t overlook RFA 25. From top to bottom, the card has promising up-and-comers that are the future of the sport. RFA is one of the premier developmental organizations in the North American mixed martial arts market and the main event has major implications for it’s participants.

Justin Lawrence won the RFA featherweight title back in October of 2013 and has since defended it once in 2014. Many champions within the organization find there way to the UFC, but for the young Justin Lawrence, he has been there, seen the light, and wants to get back. If he is ever going to get the phone call from Sean Shelby, he will have to fight well on Friday night and make a statement after a relatively inactive two years.

Standing in Lawrence’s way is an undefeated prospect, Sam Toomer. Back in December Toomer made his debut in the RFA after fighting on the regional scene for just over three years. In his debut showing, he won a majority decision over Altair Alencar. A win over Lawrence would bring his professional record to ten wins, no losses, and one no contest. Quite a record for someone who put on four ounce gloves for the first time in 2011.

This is a big fight for both men. While it isn’t clear if either of them would be immediately exported into the UFC, it is clear that these two are very close to reaching the elite promotion. With their futures and the RFA featherweight title on the line, it is expected that both men will be giving it everything they have. It’s a recipe for fight of the night and you won’t want to miss it.


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Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.