Is RFA Champ Luke Sanders Headed to the UFC?

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Earlier tonight on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20, undefeated Luke Sanders (9-0) defeated Jarred Mercado (12-2) via TKO in the first round to claim the vacant bantamweight title. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello present tonight’s official highlight video, providing expert analysis during the clip:


Following the night’s action, newly crowned RFA bantamweight champion Sanders joined INSIDE MMA to discuss the future of his MMA career:


Official results from tonight’s broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 20 are as follows:

  • Bantamweight title fight: Luke Sanders (9-0) defeats Jarred Mercado (12-2) via TKO at 1:06 minutes in the first round.
  • Welterweight fight: Benjamin Smith (11-2) defeats Josh Cavan (9-5) via decision (unanimous).
  • Welterweight fight: Gilbert Smith (10-3) defeats Bojan Velickovic (9-3) via decision (majority).
  • Featherweight fight: Alvin Robinson (15-8) defeats Fabio Serrano (6-5) via submission (RNC) at 3:14 minutes in the first round.
  • Light Heavyweight fight: Cody Mumma (6-2) defeats Colton Vaughn (6-5) via KO (punch) at 0:11 minutes in the first round.
  • Bantamweight fight: Boston Salmon (3-0) defeats James DeHerra (1-2) via TKO at 2:10 minutes in the second round.

Next week, AXS TV FIGHTS features two former Legacy FC featherweight champions as Leonard Garcia (18-12-1) and Daniel Pineda (18-11) go head-to-head in the main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 37. The event broadcasts live from Houston’s Arena Theater Friday, Nov. 14 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.