Dakota Cochrane (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)
LFA 25 Results: Cochrane Wins Controversial Decision Over Rodrigues, Padilla Submits Minner
On Friday, Oct. 20, Legacy Fighting Alliance held its 25th event from the Ralston Arena in Omaha, Neb.
In the night’s main event, veteran Dakota Cochrane took on Brazil’s Ciro Rodrigues in a welterweight match-up. A staple of the Midwest fight scene, Cochrane entered the contest having won back-to-back fights under the Victory FC banner. Rodrigues, meanwhile, impressed in his LFA debut, knocking out UFC veteran David Michaud inside the first round at LFA 19.
The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Video of the main card appears above (courtesy of AXS TV).
Dakota Cochrane def. Ciro Rodrigues by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fernando Padilla def. Darrick Minner by submission (triangle armbar). Round 1, 3:10
Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf def. Jordon Larson by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:46
Emeka Ifekandu def. Michael Graves by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Dwight Joseph def. Steven Merrill by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Willie Whitehead def. Virgil Knight Jr. by verbal submission. Round 3, 3:51
Matt Delanoit def. Sultan Umar by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)