Jake Collier captured the vacant middleweight championship at RFA 19: Checco vs. Collier on Friday night at the Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.
Collier submitted Gabriel Checco in the opening round, taking possession of the belt vacated by Kevin Casey, while Abel Cullum continued his career resurgence with a second round finish of Carl Deaton III.
RFA 19: Checco vs. Collier Results
Jake Collier def. Gabriel Checco by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:27, R1
Abel Cullum def. Carl Deaton III by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:43, R2
Marvin Blumer def. Junior Maranhao by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43, R3
Dan Moret def. Jordan Griffin by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:09, R1
Jocelyn Lybarger def. Rebecca Ruth by Split Decision (29-29, 29-28, 30-27), R3
Matt Brown def. John Castaneda by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3