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MMA league Resurrection Fighting Alliance debuts in L.A. tonight

MMA league Resurrection Fighting Alliance debuts in L.A. tonight
The famous Octagon is set up and ready to go at StubHub Center. (Eric Williams)

Pedro Munhoz will face Jeff Curran in a battle for the vacant bantamweight title as the Resurrection Fighting Alliance will make its Los Angeles debut tonight at 5 p.m. at the StubHub Center.

A 26-year-old native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Munhoz calls L.A. home and fights out of the famed Black House MMA gym alongside UFC greats Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida.

"Jeff is a great fighter and a perfect opponent for me," Munhoz (9-0). "He is well-rounded, has a lot of experience, and has fought for every top promotion in the world. We both want that RFA title and have styles that will make this a great fight, so I'm excited for it."

Curran (34-15-1), like Munhoz, is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he is noted for being the only man to ever fight for the six major MMA promotions: UFC, PRIDE, WFA, IFL, WEC, and StrikeForce.

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And, in a nice surprise, the fights tonight will be held in the famous UFC Octagon, which RFA leased the rights to for tonight's event.

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