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RFA 22 and a UFC Fight Night 59 Change

01-07-15. By JP Scarano, Exclusively for TheFightWorld.Com

With the arrival of the new year there are many fighters who have a New Year’s resolution to work their way up the ranks of RFA 22. Their first opportunity will be at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO this Friday night, January 9, 2015 when we will get to see two men fight for the vacant RFA World Welterweight Championship.

The first hopeful contender will be Chidi Njokuani who is the younger brother of UFC veteran, Anthony Njokuani. And, just like his older brother, Chidi wants to fight in the UFC some day and with a win here along with a title he might see that happen. But lets not forget Gilbert Smith who is the man that Chidi will be fighting.

Smith is a TUF veteran who is looking to get back to the UFC as well as maintaining his winning ways along the way. Both of these men want to be champion and to become a champion they both have to battle their way there. This is going to be a big test for both of them.

Another UFC fighter has been hit by the injury bug. This time it has bitten Eddie Alvarez who has been injured and can no longer be part of UFC Fight Night 59 in the co-main event. Alvarez was scheduled to fight former UFC/WEC World Lightweight Champion, Benson Henderson, but now that Alvarez is hurt the UFC has been looking for someone to take on the former champion and they have found him. The UFC called upon Donald Cerrone and, the Cowboy that he is, he took this fight on and is back in training after his win by Unaminous Decision  on January 3, 2015. This won’t be the  first time Cerrone and Henderson have fought one another. In fact, this will be the 3rd time these men have met each other in battle.  Cerrone really wants this win and Henderson wants to go undefeated against Cerrone. I will get more into this fight and the main event later in another post.

What do you fight fans think of this fight ?

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