Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced Friday that there has been a change at the top of RFA 42, which is set to take place later this month in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. The main event of RFA 42 will now feature a showdown between former RFA lightweight champion Christos “The Spartan” Giagos and BJJ black belt Arthur Estrázulas. RFA 42 – Giagos vs. Estrázulas will take place Friday, August 19th at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“Christos Giagos vs. Arthur Estrázulas is the new main event of RFA 42 on August 19th,” stated Soares. “Giagos was the first RFA lightweight champion and he’s looking to earn another shot at RFA gold. Estrázulas is an exciting BJJ black belt from Brazil. I’m looking forward to this headliner and our first trip to Visalia.”
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Giagos (12-5) is the first man to ever win the RFA lightweight title. “The Spartan” captured the title two summers ago in the first sanctioned MMA main event in the state of South Dakota. Giagos won the title by landing a brilliant flying knee KO against Dakota Cochrane at RFA 17. The win immediately got Giagos signed to the UFC. His second fight for the UFC was a flawless victory over Jorge “Blade” de Oliveira in Brazil. The 26-year-old returned to the RFA in June with a spectacular first ….View full article