RFA 31 Opening Odds and Link Round-up Oct 9, 2015

RFA_31_Smith_vs._Marunde_PosterResurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to AXS TV tonight (October 9, 2015) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by two title fights featuring several UFC and Bellator veterans.

The event will take place in Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the main card — airing at 10 pm EST — will be headlined by a welterweight title bout between Strikeforce and UFC veteran Bristol Marunde (16-9) and Gilbert Smith (11-4).

Also on tap will be a women’s strawweight title bout between Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (5-1) and Zoila Frausto (12-4) where the winner could be earning a shot in the UFC women’s 115 pound division. Last but not least, a middleweight clash between Gabriel Checco (8-2) and Mike Jasper (9-2) will be a featured bout of the evening

Nick Kalikas released the betting odds for three fights today at 5Dimes Sportsbook and they are available as follows:

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RFA 31: Smith vs. Marunde
October 9, 2015 | Downtown Las Vegas Events Center | Las Vegas, Nevada

MAIN CARD
AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET

Bristol Marunde +120
Gilbert Smith -160

Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger +160
Zoila Frausto -210

Gabriel Checco +130
Mike Jasper -170

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MMAOddsBreaker featured several articles about the event, which were posted earlier this week:

 

Frank Trigg’s Interviews

Zoila Frausto: ‘It’s the biggest fight of my life’

Bristol Marunde: ‘It’s important for me to just smash this dude’

Jocelyn Lybarger: ‘I think the nerves and cage rust will be there for Zoila Frausto’

 

James Lynch’s Interviews

Jocelyn Lybarger: ‘Zoila Frausto won’t have the cardio to keep up with me’

Bristol Marunde: ‘I’m going to turn the heat up and he’s going to crumble’

Written by Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.

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