LFA 25 highlights: Check out Fernando Padilla's slick combo submission

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If he’s not already there, it’s time to put 20-year-old Mexican featherweight prospect Fernando Padilla on your radar.

At Friday’s LFA 25 event, Padilla (9-1) capitalized on his opponent’s brief lapse to score a slick submission over vet Darrick Minner (19-7).

LFA 25 took place at Ralston Arena in Omaha, Neb., and it aired on AXS TV.

Padilla picked up his seventh stoppage – all of which have come in the first round – with a slick triangle choke/armbar combo to force the tap.

Check it out above.

Also on the card, big-show vet and hometown favorite Dakota Cochrane (30-12) rallied to pick up a split-decision win over welterweight Ciro Rodrigues (21-7) with some late ground and pound, and Kassius Holdorf (10-4) rallied to score a second-round TKO victory over fellow welterweight Jordon Larson (8-4).

For more on LFA 25, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

LFA 25 results: Dakota Cochrane's late rally leads to split decision win

Dakota Cochrane sent a hometown crowd into jubilance on Friday when he picked up a split decision over Ciro Rodrigues in the LFA 25 main event.

The Nebraska-born fighter struggled at points in the fight, but a late rally from Cochrane (30-12) persuaded the judges to give him the nod over Rodrigues (21-7) in the AXS TV-televised welterweight headliner at The Ralston Arena in Omaha.

It was a gritty fight throughout the entirety of 15 minutes. Both fighters battled for takedowns, control in the clinch and heavyweight strikes from a distance. Nothing monumental landed for either side, and the first two rounds were essentially a coin toss.

The third round was going much the same way, but then in the final minute Cochrane scored a key takedown which quickly allowed him to advance to mount. He unleashed some heavy shots on Rodrigues, and although he couldn’t get the finish, it gave him a clear-cut third round, and ultimately the win.

“I knew he was tough and I appreciate everything he did,” Cochrane said in his post-fight interview. “That last round just really won over everything. I was gutting it out. I was trying as hard as I could.”

Fernando Padilla wins by slick submission

Fernando Padilla (9-1) waited for his opportunity lock in a submission in his featherweight co-headliner against Darrick Minner (19-7). When he did, he locked in a beautiful triangle-armbar combination finish.

Minner came out aggressively to start the contest, winging big strikes and attacking with takedowns. Padilla failed on his first submission attempt, but then he locked in the slick finish at the 3:10 mark of Round 1.

Complete LFA 25 results included:

For more on LFA 25, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

8-bout lineup complete for this month's 'Victory FC 58: Cochrane vs. Pitolo' event

The lineup for this month’s Victory FC 58 event is now complete with the addition of seven new bouts to support a previously announced main event.

Featuring a welterweight bout of Dakota Cochrane (28-12) vs. Maki Pitolo (8-3), Victory FC 58 takes place July 22 at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

The night’s co-feature is a lightweight matchup between the ultra experienced Alonzo Martinez (41-20-1) vs. Mike Plazola (12-7), who suffered a four-fight losing streak early in his professional career but is currently 9-2 in his past 11 bouts.

Additional contests include featherweights Darrick Minner (18-6) vs. Will Shutt (23-24-1), a catchweight matchup of Cody Land (14-7) vs. Kendrick Latchman (5-3), bantamweights Terrence Almond (2-2) vs. Cory Galloway (8-5), lightweights Cody Carrillo (11-15) vs. Bryce Logan (6-2) and lightweights (1-1) vs. Troy Nawrocki (1-0) and flyweights Delfino Benitez (0-0) vs. Jeff Molina (0-1).

With the additions, the Victory FC 58 lineup now includes:

  • Dakota Cochrane vs. Maki Pitolo
  • Alonzo Martinez vs. Mike Plazola
  • Darrick Minner vs. Will Shutt
  • Cody Land vs. Kendrick Latchman
  • Terrence Almond vs. Cory Galloway
  • Cody Carrillo vs. Bryce Logan
  • Jaime Medina vs. Troy Nawrocki
  • Delfino Benitez vs. Jeff Molina

For more on Victory FC 58, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie