Photos by David Rubene and Matt Kennedy
Resurrection Fighting Alliance brought the hard-hitting MMA action to Minnesota on Friday night. In a headlining match, Chico Camus put on a strong performance to top Matt S. Brown. The flyweight match headlined Friday’s RFA 36 event at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake and was televised on AXS TV.
Camus (15-7), who went 3-4 (with one no-contest) during his UFC run, mixed up his striking and had Brown (10-6) literally struggling to keep up for most of the bout. Camus, who has past wins over the likes of Brad Pickett and Kyung Ho Kang, ultimately earned the decision victory via shutout scores of 30-27.
In the featherweight co-headliner, Melvin Blumer (13-3) took on an eager Matt Murphy (12-7). After forcing the fight to the mat, Blumer, who suffered a huge laceration over his left eyebrow, landed the fight-ending rear-naked choke. The match ended with quite a bit of blood being shed from Blummer.
Here are the highlights from AXS TV:
All the RFA 36 results and photos are as follows:
Chico Camus def. Matt Brown by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Melvin Blumer def. Matt Murphy by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:23
Reese Hernandez def. Kassius Holdorf by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Dan Moret def. Josh Wick by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Logan Storley def. Lemetra Griffin by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:33
Bobby Lee def. Alex Wiggs, Jr. by majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Linsey Williams def. Julie Russell by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:26
Jamie Milanowski def. Bonnie Stoehr by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Cameron Gilliam def. Alan Dahlke by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Blake Bilder def. James Reed by submission (strikes). Round 1, 1:22
…. and let’s not forget the Ring Girls …