Gilbert Smith Wins Welterweight Title with Third Round Submission on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 26’


Saturday June 6, 2015– Next Friday, June 12, AXS TV FIGHTS airs an hour early at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with the live broadcast of CES MMA XXIX from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. CES MMA Welterweight Champion Chuck O’Neil (15-6) defends his title against challenger Dominique Steele (12-5) in the main event.

Highlights from the broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 26 are available below, presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello:

Official results from RFA 26 are as follows:

Welterweight Title Fight – Gilbert Smith (11-4) defeated Ben Smith (14-3) via submission (armbar) at 3:27 in round three.

Lightweight Fight – Marcus Edwards (10-3) defeated Thaigo Alves (8-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Bantamweight Fight – Bruno Frazatto (7-2) defeated Jarred Mercado (12-3) via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:28 in round two.

Middleweight Fight – Andrew Sanchez (6-2) defeated Clinton Williams (6-2, 1 NC) via TKO (strikes) at 1:17 in round two.

Heavyweight Fight – Ashley Gooch (8-4) defeated Brandon Griffin (4-1) via TKO (strikes) at 3:16 in round one.

Bantamweight Fight – Boston Salmon (3-0) defeated Danny Mainus (3-4) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).


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