7 fight bill has undergone a change of plans, as headliner
Silva will no longer do battle against Brandon
Thatch at the March 22 event.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance officials recently revealed that
Silva was forced to withdraw from the booking due to a leg
infection contracted in training. Instead, Thatch will now face
unbeaten Roufusport product Mike Rhodes
to close RFA 7 on AXS TV.
The event, which takes place at the 1stBank Center in Denver, was
also supposed to feature rising flyweight talent Sergio
Pettis squaring off with Matt
Manzanares on the main card broadcast. However, that plan was
derailed after Manzanares became injured and a replacement opponent
could not be found.
Though Rhodes was initially expected to compete at a North American
Fighting Championships show on March 29, it will now instead be
Pettis who tops the NAFC
“Battleground” bill at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in
Just 19 years old, Pettis is the younger brother of current UFC
featherweight title challenger Anthony
Pettis. The Roufusport product has yet to taste defeat in his
young career, most recently outpointing the larger Jimmy Jones
in a Nov. 2 showdown at RFA 4. “The Phenom” now faces 13-fight pro
Robinson, who rides back-to-back defeats into the flyweight