Kassius Holdorf (L) (Marshall Boyce/Combat Press)

VFC 54 Results: Kayne Crushes Pitolo, Emerson Becomes Two-Division Champion

On Friday, Dec. 9, Victory Fighting Championship hosted its 54th event from the Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb.

In the night’s main event, Hawaii’s Maki Pitolo rematched Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf. The pair met previously at VFC 52, with Pitolo earning a unanimous decision win. Pitolo entered the headlining affair having won seven straight fights, including three straight inside the Victory cage. The 29-year-old Kayne looked to avenge his prior loss to the Hawaiian.

VFC 54 kicked off at 9 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.


Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf def. Maki Pitolo by knockout (uppercut). Round 2, 0:05 – for welterweight title
Rob Emerson def. Ryan Roberts by TKO (injury). Round 1, 1:44 – for featherweight title
Arnold Berdon def. Terrence Almond by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:21
Mike Plazola def. Pete Petties by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Bryce Logan def. Robby Ostovich by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:32
Sodiq Yusuff def. Devin Turner by TKO (strikes) Round 2, 2:25
Corey Davis def. Lucas Dias by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:50
Jeffrey Molina def. Nate Smith by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3 – for amateur flyweight title
Micah Peatrowsky def. Carlos Trinidad by unanimous decision (a)
Ben Wallingford def. Nate Morrow by split decision (a)
Blayne Richards def. Keith Phatem by unanimous decision (a)
Ryan Leininger def. Bradley Love by TKO (strikes). Round 1 (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest