This afternoon the weigh-in for the first Resurrection Fighting Alliance event, RFA 18, to take place in the state of New Mexico will be held at 5pm inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.
The card is highlighted by a championship Flyweight main event featuring prospects Matt Manzanares (7-2) of Wyoming and Brazilian Alexandre Pantoja (14-2).
Saturday’s co-main event sees the return of one of the greatest fighters in eastern New Mexico history, Abel Cullum (18-6) who has been out of action for almost three years, against former UFC veteran Ulysses Gomez (9-4).
Also on the main card are locals Brenda Gonzales (4-1) of Moriarity who returns to the cage for her first MMA fight in over a year when she squares off against Wisconsin’s Heather Bassett, and Judgement MMA’s Adrian Cruz (5-1-1) of Rio Rancho, who looks to get back into the win column against Justin Linn (6-1) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The public is welcome to attend today’s weight.
The fights themselves take place Saturday night at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased by visiting HoldMyTicket.com. Only $35 General Admission and three VIP tables remain for the event. VIP tables run $750 and seat six; comes with food and a waitress for drinks. VIP tables are available by calling 505-507-0309.
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Matt Manzanares
Ulysses Gomez vs. Abel Cullum
Chidi Njokuani vs. Steve Hanna
Heather Bassett vs. Brenda Gonzalez
Mehdi Baghdad vs. Evan Delong
Justin Linn vs. Adrian Cruz
Professional Undercard @ 6:00PM MST
Zac Riley (1-1) vs. Tim Sosa (1-2)
Federico Betancourt (0-0) vs. Jesse Long (Debut)
Allison Price (Debut) vs. Nicco Montano (3-0)
Bronson Mitchell (1-1) vs. Jess Martinez (2-0)
Ian Velasquez (1-0) vs. Ernesto Salvidrez (1-0)
(New Mexico fighters in bold)