RFA 2 Weigh-in Results: Alexander, Yvel Cleared for Main Event; Live Stream Friday on Sherdog.com


UFC veterans Gilbert Yvel and Houston Alexander will square off as planned in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2 headliner. Both competitors were cleared at Thursday’s official weigh-ins, tipping the scales at 206 and 203 pounds, respectively.

RFA 2 takes place Friday at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, Neb., and streams live on Sherdog.com at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In addition to the evening’s headliner, the event will showcase several notable names, including “The Ultimate Fighter 15” contestant Dakota Cochrane (156), who squares off with Cliff Wright (155) in a lightweight affair.

Also featured will be former UFC heavyweight champion Maurice Smith (206), who makes his return to competition after nearly four years on the shelf to take on Jorge Cordoba (202). Additionally, one of the world’s most highly regarded female competitors will see action on Friday night, as Tara LaRosa (129) locks horns with Kelly Warren (128).

After going winless in his three-fight UFC stint in 2010, Yvel rebounded with a victory over Damian Dantibo at RFA 1 this past December. Known for his hard-hitting standup style, “The Hurricane” owns 31 of his 37 victories by knockout and has never won a fight by decision. A 15-year pro, the Dutchman holds notable wins over Bob Schrijber, Tsuyoshi Kosaka, Gary Goodridge and Cheick Kongo, among others.

Also known as a knockout specialist, Alexander fought six times for the UFC from 2007 to 2009. Prior to his most recent outing, “The Assassin” had notched four straight wins, closing out 2010 with victories over David Griffin and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou before knocking out Brian Albin and Razak Al-Hassan to kick of 2011. Alexander’s last outing ended in defeat, however, as he was knocked out by Steve Bosse with a second-round elbow this past October.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2 Weigh-in Results:

Main Card
Gilbert Yvel (206) vs. Houston Alexander (203)
Dakota Cochrane (156) vs. Cliff Wright (155)
Maurice Smith (206) vs. Jorge Cordoba (202)
Tara LaRosa (129) vs. Kelly Warren (128)
Derrick Lewis (260) vs. Justin Frazier (264)
Tim Elliott (125) vs. Josh Rave (125)
Jared Downing (150) vs. Alessandro Ferreira (148)
Aaron Ely (134.5) vs. Laramie Shaffer (136)
Elaina Maxwell (147) vs. Ashley Sanchez (148)
Tyler Shinn (135.5) vs. Cody Land (136)
Aaron Derrow (159.5) vs. Jordan Johnson (160)
Angelo Antuna vs. Chad Obermiller (135.5)
John Gettle (187) vs. Darrio Mobley (192)
Tyler Perry (256.5) vs. Wayman Carter (225.5)

Amateur Card
Enrique Torres (185) vs. Josh Heath (185)
Jessamyn Duke (136) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (137)
T.J. Hepburn (156) vs. Kellen Fraser (156)
Richard Barajas (145) vs. Dusty Spaulding (146)
Derek Williams (169) vs. Ben Wallingford (170.5)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight pecking order could be in for a shakeup. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC on FOX 13 weigh-in results from Friday's festivities in Phoenix. Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic square off in the five-round heavyweight main event. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 58 views

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 57: "Edgar vs. Swanson" takes place today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014) from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson full results from Austin, Texas. The main event features a featherweight contender's bout between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Lion Fight 19 is official following weigh-ins at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Lion Fight 19 is official following weigh-ins at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 27 views

MMA Fighting has Pacquaio vs. Algieri results live for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight card at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China on Saturday night.When the main event begins, around 11:30 read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

The heavyweight main event of M-1 Challenge 53 in Beijing is now official, as Marcin Tybura and Denis Smoldarev were cleared to compete at Monday’s weigh-ins. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

Alexander Gustafsson previews his UFC on FOX 14 main event against Anthony Johnson. read news >>