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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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2545 with Rob Font, Ana Julaton, Damian Norris, Mohammed Usman

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Rob Font, Ana Julaton, Damian Norris, and Mohammed Usman.

All four guests previewed their upcoming fights. Font takes on Pedro Munhoz on Oct. 28 at UFC Fight Night 119. Julaton fights Lisa Blaine this Friday at Bellator 185. Usman competes Nov. 2 at Tachi Palace Fights 33 vs. Van Palacio. Norris fights this Friday vs. Alonzo Martinez at LFA 25.

You can listen below or stream the entire episode on AudioBoom.com.

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Rob Font, Ana Julaton, Damian Norris, Mohammed Usman

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MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Rob Font, Ana Julaton, Damian Norris and Mohammed Usman.

Font fights Pedro Munhoz on Oct. 28 at UFC Fight Night 119, Julaton meets Lisa Blaine on Friday at Bellator 185, Norris takes on Alonzo Martinez on Friday at LFA 25, and Mohammed Usman – younger brother of UFC fighter Kamaru Usman – returns Nov. 2 at Tachi Palace Fights 33.

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Dakota Cochrane vs. Ciro Rodrigues headlines LFA 25 in Nebraska

The main event is set for LFA 25 and the organization’s debut in Nebraska.

Officials recently announced a welterweight headliner between local product Dakota Cochrane (29-12) and Ciro Rodrigues (21-6).

LFA 25 takes place Oct. 20 at Ralston Arena in Omaha, Neb., and the main card airs on AXS TV.

Cochrane, a 31-year-old Nebraskan, has won two straight and six of his past eight. The former Legacy FC fighter also held the record for RFA appearances (eight, including three headliners) before the two organizations merged in 2016. He’s also registered fights with Bellator, Titan FC and Victory FC, and he had a short run on “The Ultimate Fighter 15” after losing an elimination-round bout to James Vick. Twenty of his 29 victories have come via stoppage.

He meets Rodrigues, a 28-year-old Brazilian who’s won three straight and eight of his past nine. The Nova Uniao fighter and former Jungle Fight champion, who turned pro at 17, recently headlined LFA 19 and scored a first-round TKO victory over former UFC fighter David Michaud. It was his 17th stoppage in 21 career victories.

Additional LFA 25 fights will be announced in the coming weeks.

For the latest on LFA 25, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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