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MMA league Resurrection Fighting Alliance debuts in L.A. tonight

August 16, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • The famous Octagon is set up and ready to go at StubHub Center.
The famous Octagon is set up and ready to go at StubHub Center. (Eric Williams )

Pedro Munhoz will face Jeff Curran in a battle for the vacant bantamweight title as the Resurrection Fighting Alliance will make its Los Angeles debut tonight at 5 p.m. at the StubHub Center.

A 26-year-old native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Munhoz calls L.A. home and fights out of the famed Black House MMA gym alongside UFC greats Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida.

“Jeff is a great fighter and a perfect opponent for me,” Munhoz (9-0). “He is well-rounded, has a lot of experience, and has fought for every top promotion in the world. We both want that RFA title and have styles that will make this a great fight, so I’m excited for it."

Curran (34-15-1), like Munhoz, is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he is noted for being the only man to ever fight for the six major MMA promotions: UFC, PRIDE, WFA, IFL, WEC, and StrikeForce.

And, in a nice surprise, the fights tonight will be held in the famous UFC Octagon, which RFA leased the rights to for tonight's event.


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