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A New Welterweight Champion is Crowned on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 34’
Saturday January 16, 2016– With the vacant welterweight title on the line, Bojan Velickovic defeated Benjamin Smith with a third round guillotine choke to claim the belt on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 34. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s highlights below.
The RFA’s return to Colorado delivered plenty of action from beginning to end, including the crowning of a new welterweight champ. The main event of RFA 34 featured a welterweight title fight between former champ Benjamin Smith and Serbian-born Bojan Velickovic. Velickovic, a recent transplant to Colorado, submitted Smith in the third round of their title bout handing Smith his second loss in a row within the 1st Bank Center.
Also on the card, John Poppie bounced back in his second RFA fight, defeating crowd-favorite Adam Stroup. Zac Riley pulled off a huge upset over UFC-vet Hugo Viana and TJ Dillashaw’s training partner Cody Sandhagen kicked off the night with a victory over Andrew Tenneson preserving his undefeated record.
RFA 34 Highlights and Official Results:
Official Results for RFA 34 are as follows:
- Main Event – Welterweight Title Fight –. Bojan Velickovic (13-3) defeated Benjamin Smith (15-4) via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:51 in round three.
- Co-Main Event – Middleweight Fight – John Poppie (7-2) vs. Adam Stroup (10-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- Light Heavyweight Fight – Jeremy Kimball (12-5) vs. Cody Mumma (8-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
- Bantamweight Fight – Zac Riley (4-3) defeated Hugo Viana (8-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- Welterweight Fight –. Brian Carmozzi (5-2) defeated Tyler Milner (7-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 in round one.
- Featherweight Fight – Cory Sandhagen (2-0) defeated Andrew Tenneson (3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
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