RFA Welterweight Champion Gilbert Smith Breaks Bristol Marunde’s Jaw on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 31’

Saturday October 10, 2015– AXS TV FIGHTS heads to Atlanta next week for LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 47 on Friday, Oct. 16 an hour early at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The night’s main card features “The Ultimate Fighter 13” quarterfinalist Clay Harvison (13-5) versus RFA and WSOF veteran Joran Rinaldi (9-4) in the headliner live from Center Stage Atlanta.

In his first ever title defense, RFA Welterweight Champion Gilbert Smith (12-4) exchanged blows with challenger Bristol Marunde (16-10) before breaking his jaw in the fourth round to end the fight on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 31. And with the inaugural women’s strawweight championship on the line, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-1) scored a unanimous decision over Zoila Fausto (12-5).

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AXS TV Fights commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the action in the highlight clip here:

Official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 31 are as follows:

Main Event – Welterweight Title Fight – Gilbert Smith (12-4) defeated Bristol Marunde (16-10) via TKO (injury) at 2:03 in round four.

Co-Main Event – Strawweight Title Fight – Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-1) defeated Zoila Frausto (12-5) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).

Middleweight Fight – Gabriel Checco (9-2) defeated Mike Jasper (9-3) via submission (armbar) at 4:17 in round three.

Bantamweight Fight – Matt Lopez (7-0) defeated Justin Linn (7-2) via submission (face crank) at 2:18 in round one.

Catchweight (175 pounds) Fight – Bojan Velickovic (12-3) defeated Vardan Sholinian (5-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Flyweight Fight – Zach Riley (3-3) defeated Shai Lindsey (4-1) via submission (triangle choke) at 0:59 in round one.

By: Sean Grabin

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