On Friday, April 14, Victory Fighting Championship hosted its 56th event from the Baxtor Arena in Omaha, Neb.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight championship was on the line when undefeated Raufeon Stots took on UFC veteran Rob Emerson. Stots had opened his MMA career with seven straight wins, including a decision win over WEC and UFC veteran Jeff Curran at VFC 53. Emerson had resurrected his career in the lower weight classes, holding titles in both the featherweight and bantamweight divisions.
The co-main event also featured gold on the line as welterweight titleholder Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf put his belt on the line for the first time against veteran Yuri Villefort.
Raufeon Stots def. Rob Emerson by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – for bantamweight title
Yuri Villefort def. Kassius “Kayne” Holdorf by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) – for welterweight title
E.J. Brooks def. Dakota Cochrane by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sodiq Yusuff def. Chuka Willis by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Terrence Almond def. Tony Ortega by submission (injury). Round 1, 1:24
Bryce Logan def. Will Shutt by TKO (injury). Round 1, 4:23
Corey Davis def. Kenny Licea by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:58
Bernard Thomas def. Boimah Karmo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Duane Johnson def. Joe Kennedy by TKO (leg kicks).
Micah Peatrowsky def. Brad Ragan by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3 – for lightweight title (a)
Zach Hughes def. Ryan Leininger by split decision (a)
Keith Phathaem def. Ben Wallingford by unanimous decision (a)
Carlos Woolard def. Brandon Trout by submission (armbar). Round 1 (a)
Jake Kocanda def. Randy Rathbun by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1 (a)
(a) – denotes amateur contest
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