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RFA acquires Titan Fighting Championship and AXS TV deal

    Sat, 2012-10-13 11:25 — Bevois

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC). The terms of the deal will include the acquisition of specific Titan FC fighter contracts, as well as its television deal with AXS TV, which is the entertainment television channel formerly known as HDNet.

    Titan FC was founded by fight aficionado and businessman Joe Kelly and has held 24 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) shows, since making its debut on March 11, 2006. Based in Kansas City, Kansas, Titan FC has hosted shows in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

    Many of those shows garnered worldwide attention once Titan FC became available on AXS TV. Current UFC stars Alan Belcher and Jamie Varner, former UFC champions Tim Sylvia and Jens Pulver, and current RFA standouts Dakota Cochrane and James Krause have fought for Titan FC. This helped secure its place as one of the most respected MMA promotions in the Midwest.

    Kelly is happy with building Titan FC into national prominence over the last 6 and a half years, but he is more excited about what the future has in store. Kelly will begin working for the RFA immediately in various roles, which will make the RFA-Titan FC merger a seamless transition.

    “I am very excited to be working with the guys at Resurrection Fighting Alliance. I really feel like this is a partnership with all the potential for success. We are very like-minded with similar goals. That made this an opportunity I could not pass on,” explained Kelly.

    One of those “like-minded” individuals that Kelly will now be working with is Ed Soares, who joined the RFA in August. RFA was founded in 2011 and includes a number of other prominent businessmen, fight promoters, matchmakers, and individuals with successful careers in hosting MMA shows across the United States.

    The next RFA event, RFA 4, is scheduled for Friday, November 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will broadcast live on the television channel AXS TV and tickets are available on To learn more about the RFA, check online at, like RFA on Facebook at, and follow RFA on Twitter at

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