Terrion Ware came on strong out of the gate at RFA 23 on Friday night at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. He took control of the center of the RFA octagon, using a slick striking game to keep Joe Murphy at bay.
Murphy, however, began to rally a bit in the second frame, and pushed the gas pedal to the floor in the third round, but it was too little, too late, as Ware kept his wits about him and remained in control until the final bell.
Ware earned a unanimous nod from the judges and a shot at the RFA bantamweight championship in the process.
RFA 23 Results
Terrion Ware def. Joe Murphy by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gabriel Checco def. Joseph Henle by TKO (Punches) at 1:40, R1
Raoni Barcelos def. Jamal Parks by KO (Punches) at 2:31, R1
Dominic Waters def. Mikey Gomez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jocelyn Lybarger def. Maria Rios by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Adam Antolin def. Ron Henderson by Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:06, R3
Mike Jasper def. Blake Troop by TKO (Strikes) at 2:12, R3
Christian Aguilera def. Tim Quiroga by TKO (Punches) at 0:52, R1
Dan Ige def. Ian Millan by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:51, R1