On Tuesday, Resurrection Fighting Alliance president Ed Soares announced there has been a last-minute shuffle at the top of this Friday night’s RFA 35 event.

Zach Juusola has pulled out of his lightweight title fight in the night’s main event. As a result, the promotion has announced Thiago Moisés (6-1) will now square off against David Castillo (19-7). Moisés and Castillo will compete for the vacant RFA lightweight title

RFA vet and BJJ black belt Thiago Alves (9-3) has also stepped up to take Moisés’ place in the RFA 35 co-main event opposite David Putvin (7-1). This is the second time that Alves has stepped up on short notice after a Juusola withdrawal. Alves replaced Juusola last June in the co-main event of RFA 26 in Colorado. Alves and Putvin will meet at a catchweight of 160-pounds.

“Thiago Moisés vs. David Castillo is the new lightweight title fight in the main event of RFA 35 on Friday, said Soares. “Moisés has been elevated from co-main event after Zach Juusola withdrew due to injury. Thiago Alves is also stepping up on short notice once again. He will fight David Putvin in the co-main event.”

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