When RFA 4 goes down on November 2, I am not sure that fans will realize how great of a card has been put together. This is one of those cards that five years from now we will look back on and be shocked with the amount of talent on it.
RFA match maker Scott Cutbirth has aggressively signed some of the best up and coming talent. Yes, RFA 4 is headlined by UFC veteran Gilbert Yvel and Marcio De Cruz and co-headlined by UFC veterans Efrain Escudero and Tyson Griffin, but what stands out is the amount of blue chip prospects on the card.
There are several fighters who are on the verge of breaking through to a major organization. Perhaps Chidi Njokuani, who is fighting Phil Dace could be a win a way from joining his brother in the UFC. Division I national champion wrestler Bubba Jenkins cannot be far from a UFC offfer. Team Alpha Male and Ohio State wrestling stand out Lance Palmer is certainly knocking on the door of a UFC contract. Jenkins and Palmer are not just prospects, they are pretty close to the sure thing.
In addition, high level prospects like Sergio Pettis and Chris Holdsworth grace the card. Both of those guys have a lot of hype and are good enough to be future UFC contenders.
RFA also features the debut of wrestling stand outs like Steve Mocco and Gregor Gillespie. Those two are not just good wrestlers, they are as good as it gets.
Don’t miss an opportunity to see some future stars before they were stars.
Full Fight Card:
Fight 14 – (205) Gilbert Yvel (38-16-1) vs. Marcio Cruz (7-3)
Fight 13 – (155) Tyson Griffin (15-6) vs. Efrain Escudero (18-5)
Fight 12 – (145) Fredson Paixao (10-4) vs. Alessandro Ferreira (10-2)
Fight 11 – (170) Chidi Njokuani (8-3) vs. Phil Dace (8-2)
Fight 10 – (155) James Krause (16-4) vs. Guilherme Trindade (8-0)
Fight 9 – (155) Dakota Cochrane (12-3) vs. Derrick Burnsed (10-2)
Fight 8 – (155) Jesse “Bubba” Jenkins (3-0) vs. Jimmy Spicuzza (2-0)
Fight 7 – (145) Lance Palmer (4-0) vs. Nick Macias (6-2)
Fight 6 – (135) Sergio Pettis (5-0) vs. Jimmy Jones (4-1)
Fight 5 – (135) Chris Holdsworth (3-0) vs. Tyler Shinn (3-0)
Fight 4 – (265) Steve Mocco (0-0) vs. Carl Postma (1-0)
Fight 3 – (155) Gregor Gillespie (0-0) vs. Joey Angelo (0-0)
Fight 2 – (265) Tyler Perry (1-0) vs. Derek Bohi (0-0)
Fight 1 – (135) Jerry Shapiro (0-0) vs. Cory Galloway (1-1)