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Thiago Moisés defends lightweight title in main event of RFA 44 against Zach Freeman

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) will be heading to the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri on September 30 and the fight card will be headlined by a title fight as Thiago Moisés defends lightweight title against Zach Freeman.

The fight booking was announced by RFA on Friday and the promotion also announced the co-main event will be a flyweight bout between Nick Urso and Ken Porter.

“I am happy to announce the RFA is returning to the St. Louis area with RFA 44,” stated RFA President Ed Soares. “Thiago Moisés will be defending his lightweight title against St. Louis native Zach Freeman. They have identical records and an exciting contrast in styles, which will give local fight fans a great main event on September 30th.”

Moisés (8-1) won the vacant RFA lightweight title earlier this year as he submitted David Castillo at RFA 35 and he is coming off a successful title defense against Jamall Emmers at RFA 38. He enters this fight with three straight victories and a victory against Freeman could lead to a contract offer from the UFC.

“It’s great be back fighting in St. Louis where I made my RFA debut,” stated Moisés. “The people are great and I am excited to give them a good show, finish the fight in the first round, and sign with UFC.”

Freeman (8-1) will be making his RFA debut in this fight and is coming off a submission win against Zac Kelly at Rumble Time Promotions in March of last year. Six of his eight wins have come by stoppage and five of those wins are by submission.

“I turned down a lot of other offers and opportunities to fight for the RFA lightweight title,” stated Freeman. “The glory behind winning an RFA title means so much to me. Thiago will be the toughest fight of my career and I will be the toughest fight of his career. This will be the biggest win of my career and it will be in front of my family, friends, and hometown fans.”

The current RFA 44: Moisés vs. Freeman fight card is below.

Thiago Moisés (8-1) vs. Zach Freeman (8-1)
Nick Urso (8-2) vs. Ken Porter (9-2)
Josh Sampo (11-5) vs. Kevin Gray (7-3)