On Friday, April 1, Victory Fighting Championship hosted its 49th event from the Baxter Arena inOmaha, Neb.
In the night’s main event, well-traveled veterans Dakota Cochrane and Valdir “BBMonstro” Araujo locked horns. The 29-year-old Cochrane entered the contest riding a five-fight winning streak, including a third-round submission finish of Jake Lindsey at VFC 47 in January. BBMonstro was making his promotional debut and hoped to build off the momentum of an ankle-lock finish of Victor Moreno last November.
VFC 49 kicked off at 10 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.
Above are video highlights of the event (courtesy of Victory FC).
Valdir “BBMonstro” Araujo def. Dakota Cochrane by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:11
Maki Pitolo def. Andrews Nakahara by TKO (punches). Round 2, :21
Rakim Cleveland def. Brian Houston by knockout (knee). Round 1, :36
Kassius Kayne def. Jon Alford by submission (strikes). Round 1, 1:55
Raufeon Stots def. William Joplin by knockout (left headkick). Round 1, 1:18
Christian Camp def. Tony Ortega by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:15
Duane Johnson def. Bernard Thomas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
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