Austin Crist (Victory FC)

VFC 49 Video Highlights: Zach Hughes vs. Austin Crist

WARNING: the above video contains graphic imagery that may not be suitable for all viewers.

On Friday, April 1, Victory Fighting Championship hosted its 49th event from the Baxter Arena in Omaha, 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.

For the full results of the event, click here.


The preliminary card portion of the event featured an amateur clash between Zach Hughes and Austin Crist. During a clinch sequence, a series of knees from Hughes dislodged three of Crist’s teeth. Above is footage from the fight, showing the damage.