Lew Polley fights Steve Mocco Friday at Hwt following 32 lb weigh in miss


12-4 IFL and Bellator vet Lew Polley had to make 206 on Friday for a lightheavyweight fight at WSoF. When he unofficially weighed in at an unfathomable 237, he skipped the weigh in entirely, and was cut by the organization.

However, Polley will be fighting Friday - at heavyweight - on the main card of RFA 9: Munhoz vs. Curran televised nationwide on AXS TV.

His opponent will be two-time Div I national champion, Olympian, and highy-touted 2-0 prospect Steve Mocco, who fights out of the American Top Team camp.

Polley is a fellow Div I wrestler, who is familiar to many fans as the wrestling coach for Team dos Santos on TUF 13.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance president Ed Soares announced the change after Mocco's original opponent, James Wilson, broke his hand in training.

"Lew Polley is tough and experienced and has the confidence to take a fight like this on short notice,” said Soares. Mocco is a hungry newcomer who's considered a top heavyweight prospect. This will be a huge win for either fighter and a thrilling heavyweight fight for RFA fans.”

Mocco is a longtime fan of MMA and began training with former UFC fighter Carmelo Marrero at his ATT school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, while serving as a wrestling coach at Lehigh University in nearby Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Marrero eventually introduced Mocco to ATT founder Ricardo Liborio and the rest is history.

Polley beat Marrero his last fight, adding a revenge factor to the fight.

Please visit RFAfighting.com for the full fight card and event information.

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Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

8/18/13 6:41 AM by Fraser_Finlay


BackOffWarchild site profile image  

8/18/13 5:55 AM by BackOffWarchild

Polley lost via UD. Justice served.

RyanVonDoom site profile image  

8/12/13 8:01 PM by RyanVonDoom

I wonder if Lew is making more for this fight, then he would have for the WSOF fight.I'd imagine so, since he moved from an unaired prelim fight against a no name, to a main event on AXS against a name.Even if there is nothing underhanded going on, Soares should've booked another heavyweight to avoid the appearance of shadiness. There are plenty of heavyweights out there who would have taken the fight last minute, and at less then they're probably paying Polley.

Kings21 site profile image  

8/12/13 6:45 PM by Kings21

Was this a one-car parade?

Bevois site profile image  

8/12/13 6:38 PM by Bevois

You're a worthless troll with an agenda.    P.S. - Lance is not your boy and he loves fighting for the RFA.  

Kings21 site profile image  

8/12/13 6:27 PM by Kings21

Come on now. Dont go exaggerating here. It was 32 lbs. 31 if we count 206. Lets be fair. And stuff.

Rambo John J site profile image  

8/12/13 6:19 PM by Rambo John J

need to catch a case of the beatdown from HW opp.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/12/13 6:18 PM by KingofBJJ

37 lbs?  Are you kidding me? Another organization was that hard up to offer him a contract?

BackOffWarchild site profile image  

8/12/13 6:08 PM by BackOffWarchild

It's unfortunate UG News gave this person another eight seconds of notoriety after the shameful events over the past weekend.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

8/12/13 5:17 PM by PrettyBoy

Ed Soares played that one perfectly.