For Immediate Release:

July 18, 2016


Pitolo Decisions Kayne in Main Event Showdown

Cochrane Submits Witt in Second Round


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Pitolo’s hand is raised following his win over Kayne at VFC 52 – Saturday, July 16 at Baxter Arena. Photo Credit: VFC


Omaha, NE – Presented by Alienware, the Ultimate Gaming Experience, the VFC 52 highlight video is now live and available for viewing here VFC 52 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS. VFC 52 took place Saturday, July 16 at Omaha’s Baxter Arena and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®. Victory’s summer blockbuster included the main event welterweight showdown Maki Pitolo vs. Kassius Kayne and a lineup of seven more professional bouts featuring the Midwest’s best MMA talent.

In the main event, Hawaii’s Maki Pitolo outlasted his short notice replacement, Kassius Kayne, to score a five-round unanimous decision. The victory upped Pitolo’s win column to eight and moved the welterweight prodigy closer to the gates of the UFC® Octagon®.

In the co-main event, the Omaha favorite Dakota Cochrane easily handled Jason Witt at 170 pounds, skillfully forcing a submission via rear-naked choke in the second round. Cochrane bumps his wins to 25 and has won seven of his last eight fights in the cage.

Following are the official results for the lineup of pro fights at VFC 52:

Maki Pitolo (8-2) defeated Kassius "Kayne" Holdorf (8-3) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)

Dakota Cochrane (25-10) defeated Jason Witt (7-3) via SUB/Rear-Naked Choke; R2 (3:17)

Grant Dawson (10-1) defeated Christian Camp (6-6) via TKO/Strikes R2 (1:43)

Raufeon Stots (6-0) defeated Charlie DuBray (16-11) via SUB/Rear-Naked Choke R2 (4:52)

Duane Johnson (2-0) defeated Ivey Nixon (2-1) via UD (29-28; 29-28; 29-28)

Sodiq Yusuff (2-0) defeated John Ramirez (2-1) via UD (30-27; 30-27; 20-27)

Demetrius Wilson (3-1) defeated Ian Lujan (1-1) via UD (29-28; 29-28; 29-28)

Cheyden Leialoha (3-0) defeated Corey Roberts (2-4) via SUB/Rear-Naked Choke R1 (3:03)


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About Victory Fighting Championship:

Victory Fighting Championship is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the Midwest. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Victory has provided its thousands of fans with high-quality, competitive, and entertaining fights since 2002. A catalyst for success, Victory has launched the careers of numerous elite fighters such as former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Spencer Fisher, Josh Neer, Kevin Burns, Jake Ellenberger, Jason Brilz, Anthony Smith, Justin Salas, Tecia Torres, Kamaru Usman, Chris Camozzi, John Halverson, Joe Ellenberger, Mirsad Bektic, Drew Dober, and Travis Browne. These Victory fighters have made their way to the largest, most competitive stages across the United States including the UFC Octagon®. As an organization that continues to grow, thrive and gain strong, consistent momentum, Victory Fighting Championship presents between eight-10 live events per year in the Midwest’s top venues, which can be seen exclusively through the world’s largest digital combat sports subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS®.