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Resurrection Fighting Alliance announced this week that RFA 39 will be held in the Chicagoland on June 17.
The event will be anchored by featherweight champ Raoni Barcelos will defend his title for the first time against Bobby Moffett.
RFA 39 will be televised live on AXS TV starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will be held inside Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Ind., just southeast of Chicago.
Barcelos won the title at RFA 29 where he beat Ricky Musgrave via unanimous decision. One of the best featherweight prospects in the sport, he has bounced back with two wins since losing for the only time as a pro.
Moffett, a native of The Homewood, Illinois, has won four in a row with three of those victories coming via stoppage.
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UFC will make its South Dakota debut on July 13th at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
And Speaking of a Debut, Argue Leader a daily newspaper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reports that Resurrection Fighting Alliance light heavyweight champ Devin Clark will make his UFC debut against Alex Nicholson on July 13.
Clark is 6-0 as a professional fighter. His last win came on April 15 at RFA 37, where he took the vacant RFA strap by defeating Brazilian Rafael Viana, who bowed out due to a hand injury after the second round.
Florida native Alex Nicholson , made his first Octagon appearance on the Stephen Thompson-Johny Hendricks undercard in Las Vegas, where he was submitted and had his jaw popped by Misha Cirkunov's vicious face crank.
Clark-Nicholson is the fifth bout made official for the July 13 card, joining Josh Samman-Tim Boetsch at middleweight, Kyle Noke-Keita Nakamura at 170 pounds, a lightweight contest between Cody Pfister and Scott Holtzman and a dynamic pairing of another Sioux Falls native, Ben Nguyen, and Hawaii's Louis Smolka.
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