UFC Developmental Leagues Announce Merger
September 30, 2016 will be the last time you see the Ressurection Fighting Alliance in the St. Louis area. The promotion announced today that is has partnered with the dissolving Legacy Fighting Championship to form the Legacy Fighting Alliance in 2017.
“We believe the merger of Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance is an exciting and logical progression of the sport,” Legacy FC executive Mick Maynard said “In addition, this merger brings together some of the best minds in the business. It truly is an MMA dream team, and it will continue to build our Legacy in the world of MMA.”
The new promotion will remain on AXS TV, the previous home of both organizations, as a part of AXS TV Fights. Both entities have sent a combined 100+ fighters to either the UFC or Bellator MMA.
“I have no doubt Legacy Fighting Alliance will be the premier destination for fighters hoping to reach a global stage,” RFA President Ed Soares said. “Our organization will give fighters a chance to gain the experience of competing in a top-tier organization, develop a fanbase on national and international TV, and potentially reach the next level of their career.”
RFA 44 will feature local area talents Hugh “The Wolverine” Pulley, Adam Osmoe (trainee of UFC legend and former Welterweight champion Matt Hughes) and Ken Porter.
Previously covered up-and-comer Thiago Moises main events the card, emanating from the St. Charles Convention Center, against St. Chuck’s Zach “The Alter Boy” Freeman.