Las Vegas-based MMA promotion Resurrection Fighting Alliance announced Thursday afternoon that it will take over the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas on July 29. The event will be anchored by a middleweight showdown between Joseph Gigliotti and Trevin Giles and will be televised live on AXS TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Gigliotti, who is trains with he Power MMA Team in Arizona, has never allowed an opponent to go the distance in his seven fights as he’s submitted four and knocked out the rest. He’s is coming off a first-round win over John Poppie at RFA 37 in which he scored a submission via guillotine choke in just under a minute. He was slated to face Bellator and “TUF” veteran Daniel Vizcaya last Friday, but Vizcaya withdrew from the fight at the weigh-ins.
In six professional bouts, Giles has submitted half of his opponents while knocking the other half out, never going to a decision. The Texan has already won three fights under the Legacy Fighting Championship banner. Robert McCarthy was the last man to fight him and he was knocked out in three minutes back in March.
The RFA 41 co-featured bout will see a featherweight battle between former RFA lightweight title challenger Jamall Emmers and Jungle Fight and Shooto Brazil veteran Rivaldo Junior.
Additional matches for RFA 41 will be announced in the coming weeks.