Tyson Griffin (15-6) has been more busy than usual as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Efrain Escudero (18-5) for Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA). That is because he is holding a raffle in advance of the fight.
The raffle will be at the House of Ryu Athletic Center in Las Vegas and all proceeds go to benefit the Boys Town of Nevada. The organization provides support services and activities for troubled youth and families.
The raffle winner gets two tickets to Griffin’s next fight and an afterparty invite to Planet Hollywood’s Gallery Nightclub in Las Vegas, where the fighter will be hosting.
“Sports played a big part in my life and in keeping me out of trouble,” said Griffin to MMA Junkie. “Many times I had to decide, ‘Do I hang out with the bad kids and do a bad thing that might get me in trouble, or do I go home and stay out of trouble so I can compete in the game that week in high school?’ So I definitely had to make good decisions to keep myself able to play sports.”
Griffin returns for the first time in over a year after being released by the UFC after dropping four of his last five. Escudero fought in the UFC for his last two fights. He was defeated in both and released.
RFA 4 takes place at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas on November 2. The main card airs live on AXS TV and features Griffin vs. Escudero in the main event.