The bout marked Yvel’s second start at light heavyweight. The 35-year-old Pride and UFC veteran has rejuvenated his career thus far by moving down, scoring back-to-back victories.
After a slow start, Yvel knocked Alexander out in the waning moments of round one.
Fifty-year-old Maurice Smith proved that he’s still got plenty of gas left in the tank as well, dropping Jorge Cordoba with a head kick in the third round of their fight, scoring a knockout victory in Smith’s first fight in four years.
One of the top pound-for-pound women on the planet, Tara LaRosa was also part of Resurrection FA 2. She didn’t disappoint, submitting Kelly Warren with just one tick of the clock left in their three-rounder.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2 Results:
-Gilbert Yvel def. Houston Alexander by KO (Punch), R1
-Cliff Wright Jr. def. Dakota Cochrane by Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1
-Maurice Smith def. Kyle Keeney by KO (Kick), R3
-Tara LaRosa def. Kelly Warren by Submission (Armbar), R3
-Tim Elliott def. Josh Rave Technical Submission (Brabo Choke), R1
-Derrick Lewis def. Justin Frazier by TKO (Strikes), R1
-Jared Downing def. Alessandro Ferreira by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Laramie Shaffer def. Aaron Ely by Split Decision, R3
-Elaina Maxwell def. Ashley Sanchez by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Tyler Shinn def. Cody Land by Submission (North-South Choke), R3
-Aaron Derrow def. Jordan Johnson by Submission (Triangle Choke), R1
-Angelo Antuna def. Chad Obermiller by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R2
-Darrio Mobley def. John Gettle by TKO (Strikes), R3
-Jessamyn Duke def. Elizabeth Phillips by Submission (Guillotine Choke), R2
-Tyler Perry def. Wayman Carter by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke), R1
-Enrique Torres def. Josh Heath by Unanimous Decision, R3
-TJ Hepburn def. Kellen Fraser by KO (Punch), R2
-Dusty Spaulding def. Richard Barajas by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Derek Williams def. Ben Wallingford by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1