Maki Pitolo (Victory FC)

VFC 52 Results: Pitolo Too Much For Kayne, Cochrane Chokes Out Witt

On Saturday, July 16, Victory Fighting Championship hosted its 52nd event from the Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb.

In the night’s main event, Hawaii’s Maki Pitolo collided with Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf. Pitolo entered the headlining affair having won six straight fights, including back-to-back TKO wins inside the Victory cage. The 29-year-old RFA veteran Kayne had won four of his last five.

VFC 52 kicked off at 9 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.


Maki Pitolo def. Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Dakota Cochrane def. Jason Witt by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:17
Grant Dawson def. Christian Camp by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:43
Raufeon Stots def. Charlie DuBray by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:52
Duane Johnson def. Ivey Nixon by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sodiq Yusuff def. John Ramirez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Demetrius Wilson def. Ian Lujan by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Cheyden Leialoha def. Corey Roberts by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:03
Cedric Nixon def. Carlos Trinidad by split decision – for amateur lightweight title
Virgil Knight def. Justen Shannon by TKO (punches). Round 1 – for amateur middleweight title
Alex McGowan def. Tower Robinson by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2 (a)
Nate Smith def. Derek Henkens by TKO (strikes). Round 1 (a)
Sadie Robinson def. Stephanie Hull by TKO (strikes). Round 2 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest