Dakota Cochrane (R) battles Jake Lindsey in the VFC cage (Marshall Boyce/Combat Press)

Victory Fighting Championship Latest Addition to Alliance MMA

Alliance MMA’s stable of MMA promotions continues to grow.

The organization has announced that it has acquired Nebraska-based promotion Victory Fighting Championship.

VFC held its first event in 2002 and has since held 58 numbered events, as well as numerous “Fight Night” events. The promotion has held events in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota, with a Texas event scheduled for later this year.


“With this acquisition, we are taking leaps toward achieving goals on multiple fronts,” said Paul Danner, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance MMA. “VFC’s organizational footprint, in terms of scale and distribution on UFC Fight Pass, provides an incredible opportunity for Alliance MMA to produce content – including live content – that fans want to see.

“In addition, as we continue to pursue a presence in all the right geographies, we will build upon VFC’s rock-solid foundation. Under the leadership of Ryan Stoddard, whose vision of expansion aligns with ours, we feel VFC’s unique brand of entertainment and proven quality can best translate to several new cities in the near future.”

“We at Victory are excited to join Alliance MMA, which promises to strengthen our promotion in many ways including access to an expanded slate of superlative venues,” said Ryan Stoddard, General Manager of Victory Fighting Championship. “I believe in the ascendant business model of Alliance MMA and felt this offered the most rewarding outcome both for our promotion and for fighters interested to climb the ladder to get to the majors.”

VFC joins the likes of Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC), Hoosier Fight Club, V3Fights and Shogun Fights under the Alliance MMA umbrella.