The Resurrection Fighting Alliance is set to take off on January 15th when Benjamin Smith (15-3) faces off against Bojan Velickovic (12-3) in what is expected to be a close contest for the organization’s currently vacant welterweight title spot.
The venue has been announced as 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The fight is scheduled for the 15th of January and it will be aired on AXS TV.
The RFA president Ed Soares seemed content to kick things off in Colorado, as he said that the headline act features two of the most highly accomplished 170 pound fighters in the history of the RFA and that it was a great way to begin their 2016 campaign.
Benjamin Smith seems to be the favorite to reclaim the title that he once held. Smith was welterweight champion until he lost the spot to Gilbert Smith who then moved to Bellator and hence left the welterweight champion spot up for grabs. Smith is now 35 years old and suggested in a press conference that this may be his last chance to earn a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship before he hangs up his gloves.
Before being beaten by Gilbert Smith via submission, Benjamin Smith was on fire as he had racked up an impressive six consecutive victories including a technical knockout against Indalecio Tat Romero that won him the title.
His opponent is 27 year old Bojan Velickovic from Serbia. Velickovic now lives in Colorado and has won his past three fights prior to which he also was beaten by Gilbert Smith.
The two fighters are very evenly matched on paper and despite the 8 year age difference, it is set to be a very closely competed fight indeed and we can only wait and watch to see what unravels.