Ed Soares, president of Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), on Monday announced an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D, the adidas Combat Sports licensors for over a decade. One of the most iconic and recognized brands in sports will now stripe the RFA cage.
“RFA is honored to have an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D/adidas Combat Sports today,” said Soares. “I have always loved adidas and seeing their three stripes in the RFA cage August 16 is going to be one of my proudest moments. I would like to thank Christophe Dessalles and everyone at Double-D / adidas Combat Sports for their belief in RFA, our RFA fighters and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.”
Christophe Dessalles, Managing Director, Double-D/Adidas Global Licensee for all Combat Sports, including boxing, MMA, BJJ, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, said, “adidas Combat Sports and RFA are excellent partners and a perfect match because we share the same commitment and philosophy of supporting aspiring champions in their journey. We also share and focus on strong ethos, such as ethics, hard work and passion. We are pleased to be partners with RFA and look forward to working with Ed Soares and his team for many years to come. This partnership is also a perfect step as we launch later this year our own USA subsidiary to distribute adidas Combat sports nationwide.”
adidas Combat Sports will appear in the RFA Octagon August 16, just as Pedro Munhoz (8-0) takes on Jeff Curran (36-15-1) for the RFA’s first ever bantamweight title fight, as well as its event debut in Los Angeles. RFA 9’s co-main event is a battle between King Kevin Casey (5-3) vs. Casey Spider Monkey Ryan (5-0).
Sports fans will see the most famous three stripes in sports on the RFA cage, competition mat, on cage fencing and bumpers and on all RFA promotional signage, graphics and digital platforms. Additionally, all RFA fighters will compete wearing adidas Mixed Martial Arts gloves.
The entire main card of RFA 9 – Munhoz vs. Curran will be televised live nationally to over 42 million homes on AXS TV starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.