AXS TV touts six fights and six finishes, two championship fights last night on Resurrection Fighting Alliance 45 card

By Wade Keller, MMATorch editor

The following is AXS TV’s press release touting their night of fights that aired this weekend. 


Los Angeles – Oct. 28, 2016 – In his second featherweight title defense, Raoni Barcelos (11-1) knocked out Dan Moret (11-3) in the second round of the co-main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 45. Then, in the headlining fight, Gerald Meerschaert (24-8) submitted Chase Waldon (10-2) in the first round to win the vacant RFA middleweight belt.

Other highlights from tonight include:

Chad Curry (8-1) scored a dominant TKO victory over Frank Schuman (7-3) in the first round.

Mitch White (2-1), Bobby Lee (5-0) and Ben Neumann (11-4) all landed submissions to kick off the first three fights of the night.

Full highlights from tonight’s broadcast are available here:

RFA 45 was presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello, along with cageside reporter Ron Kruck, live from the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Official results for RFA 45 are as follows:

Televised Main Card:

Main Event – Middleweight Title Fight – Gerald Meerschaert (24-8, 183.8) defeated Chase Waldon (10-2) via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:44 in round one.

Co-Main Event – Featherweight Title Fight – Raoni Barcelos (11-1) defeated Dan Moret (11-3) by knockout (punch) at 0:51 in round two.

Welterweight Fight – Chad Curry (8-1) defeated Frank Schuman (7-3) by TKO (punches) at 3:06 in round one.

Welterweight Fight – Ben Neumann (11-4) defeated Jordon Larson (7-3) via submission (D’Arce choke) at 4:01 in round two.

Lightweight Fight – Bobby Lee (5-0) defeated Damion Shehan (3-1) via submission (armbar) at 2:00 in round one.

Bantamweight Fight – Mitch White (2-1) defeated Antonio Sanchez (3-1) via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:54 in round two.


AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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