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RFA 2 - Yvel vs. Alexander
Friday, March 30, 2012
Viaero Event Center
Kearney, Nebraska, USA



Live Stream: Sherdog.com starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Commentators:
Mauro Ranallo, Jens Pulver, and Justin McCully.

Special Guests: Frank Shamrock, Frank Mir, Joe Stevenson, and the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship winning University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) wrestling team.

RFA website: www.RFAfighting.com



Pro Main Event: Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lbs.) - Fight #19

Gilbert Yvel (37-16-1) vs. Houston Alexander (13-7, 2 NC)
-Two of the most feared strikers in MMA. They are both UFC veterans with a history of brutal knockouts. Yvel is coming off his win during his light-heavyweight debut at RFA 1. Alexander is one of the most famous fighters in the state of Nebraska.


Pro Co-Main Event: Lightweight Bout (155 lbs.) - Fight #18

Dakota Cochrane (11-2) vs. Cliff Wright Jr. (5-2)
-Cochrane narrowly missed getting into the TUF 15 house earlier this month. He is the hometown favorite having attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was on the Track team. Wright is coming off a 56-second submission win in January.


Pro Feature: Light-Heavyweight Bout (205 lbs.) - Fight #17

Maurice "Mo" Smith (13-13) vs. Jorge Cordoba (4-2)
-Smith, now age 50, won the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 14 in 1997 with a victory over then champ and current UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman. Cordoba, like Smith, hails from Washington state. He is coming off a first round submission win in November.


Pro Female Flyweight Bout (125 lbs.) - Fight #16

Tara LaRosa (20-2) vs. Kelly Warren (3-2)
-LaRosa has been ranked #1 in the world for nearly 7 years. Warren started her career 3-0, dropping her last two to top 10 fighters in the world.


Pro Heavyweight Bout (265 lbs.) - Fight #15

Derrick Lewis (6-2, 1 NC) vs. Justin Frazier (5-0)
-Lewis is a Bellator veteran with all his wins being finishes (5 TKO's, 1 Submission). Frazier is also a Bellator veteran with all 5 of his fights being finishes (4 TKO's, 1 submission).


Pro Flyweight Bout (125 lbs.) - Fight # 14

Tim Elliott (7-2-1) vs. Josh Rave (21-9)
-Elliott has won his last 7 fights, including a vicious flying knee KO victory over Jens Pulver at RFA 1. Rave is an  8 1/2 year veteran of the sport. He started his career winning 9 of 10 fights and he's one of the most experienced fighters in the state of Nebraska.


Pro Catchweight Bout (150 lbs.) - Fight #13

Jared Downing (8-1) vs. Alessandro "Zoio" Ferreira (10-1, 1 NC)
-Downing has multiple wins in Bellator and has fought at 135, 145, and 155. Zoio is a decorated Brazilian fighter who has won two 8-man (1-night) tournaments and is a black belt instructor for Cesar Gracie.


Pro Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) - Fight #12

Aaron Ely (3-0) vs. Laramie Shaffer (5-3-1)
-Ely has submitted all of his opponents in the first round, including one in Bellator and another at RFA 1. He wrestled at Edinboro (NCAA Division I). Shaffer was a 2-time Iowa State champion wrestler in high school and wrestled at Iowa State University (NCAA Division I).


Pro Female Featherweight Bout (145 lbs.) - Fight #11

Elaina "Beef" Maxwell (6-4) vs. Ashley "Loca" Sanchez (4-2)
-Maxwell has won 4 of her last 5 bouts, including wins over Strikeforce veterans Alexis Davis and Shana Nelson. Sanchez won both of her fights last year, including a big win over the heavily favored Erin Toughill.


Pro Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) - Fight #10

Tyler Shinn (2-0) vs. Cody Land (6-1)
-Shinn was a starter and national qualifier in wrestling at Oklahoma State University (NCAA Division I). Land is a submission specialist from nearby Hastings, Nebraska.        
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Pro Catchweight Bout (160 lbs.) - Fight #9

Aaron Derrow (10-3) vs. Jordan Johnson (5-1)
-Derrow owns a submission win over UFC veteran Rich Clementi and is teammates with UFC veteran Rob Kimmons and TUF 15 & WEC veteran James Krause. Johnson is fighting out of nearby Stromsburg, Nebraska and his only career loss is to TUF 15 veteran Drew Dober.


Pro Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) - Fight #8


Angelo Antuna (7-2) vs. Chad Obermiller (7-4)
-Antuna is a scrappy grappler from Las Vegas, Nevada. Obermiller is solid striker from nearby Hastings, Nebraska.


Pro Middleweight Bout (185 lbs.) - Fight #7

John Gettle (0-0) vs. Darrio Mobley (0-1)
-Gettle went 4-0 as an amateur, trains with Frank Mir, and was the Tuff-N-Uff middleweight champion. Mobley was an experienced amateur from Oregon before turning pro.


Amateur Female Bantamweight Bout (135 lbs.) - Fight #6

Jessamyn Duke (4-2) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (2-0-1)
-Duke is from Kentucky and was the Tuff-N-Uff featherweight champion. Phillips is from Washington state and comes in highly-recommended by former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate.


Pro Heavyweight Bout (265 lbs.) - Fight #5

Tyler Perry (0-0) vs. Wayman Carter (1-0)
-Perry went 1-0 as an amateur, trains with Frank Mir, and wrestled at the University of Missouri (NCAA Division I). Carter is a tall and rangy striker with very good KO power.


Amateur Main Event: Middleweight Bout (185 lbs.) - Fight #4


Enrique Torres (11-1-1) vs. Josh Heath (9-2)
-Torres is from Kearney, Nebraska and will be the hometown favorite. Heath is from Billings, South Dakota and attends South Dakota State University.


Amateur Lightweight Bout (155 lbs.) - Fight #3

T.J. Hepburn (2-0) vs. Kellen Fraser (4-0)
-Hepburn just won a NCAA Division II National Championship in wrestling (157 lbs.) earlier this month for the hometown University of Nebraska-Kearney who also won the overall team title. Fraser wrestled for nearby Hastings High School in Hastings, Nebraska.


Amateur Featherweight Bout (145 lbs.) - Fight #2

Richard Barajas (6-2) vs. Dusty Spaulding (1-0)
-Barajas is from Kearney, Nebraska and will be the hometown favorite. Spaulding was a National Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling in High School and wrestled in college for the University of Nebraska (NCAA Division I).


Amateur Welterweight Bout (170 lbs.) - Fight #1

Derek Williams (16-8) vs. Ben Wallingford (1-1-1)
-Williams is fighting out of Kansas City, Missouri and is a veteran of RFA 1. Wallingford is fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska alongside fellow RFA fighters Dakota Cochrane and Jordan Johnson.



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The best referee in the business Herb Dean will be the third man inside the cage at RFA 2!
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Last night, Kyle Keeney fell while taking a shower and busted his eye. RFA veteran Damian Dantibo will be stepping in as his replacement to fight Mo Smith. Dantibo has been training at Black House since his last fight.
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Unfortunately, Damian Dantibo won't be able to make it, so now Jorge Cordoba will step in to face Mo Smith. Cordoba, like Smith, hails from Washington state. He is coming off a first round submission win in November.
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