Two title bouts set for
Victory Fighting Championship VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots
A pair of title fights were secured following the official weigh-in for Victory Fighting Championship's VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots.
The bouts will take place on Friday, April 14th at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska, and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
In the main event, two-division champion Rob "The Saint" Emerson puts his bantamweight belt on the line against undefeated top-rated prospect Raufeon "Supa" Stots. The co-main event will see newly crowned welterweight kingpin Kassius "Killa Kayne" Holdorf engage in his first title defense against Yuri Villefort.
Under the guidelines of the Nebraska Athletic Commission, all fights including title bouts are permitted a one-pound allowance.
Emerson, who is also VFC's featherweight champion, weighed in at 135.6 lbs., while Stots confirmed in at 135.8 lbs.
Out to defend his belt in his home town of Omaha, Holdorf registered in at 170.8 lbs., with Villefort stepping off the scale at 170.0 lbs.
VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots begins at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT on UFC FIGHT PASS®. UFC FIGHT PASS is available on: personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Sony TVs with Android TV and Roku devices.
Official VFC 56 Weigh-In Results
VFC Bantamweight Title
Rob Emerson (19-11; Glendale, Arizona) - 135.6 lbs
Raufeon Stots (7-0; Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - 135.8 lbs
VFC Welterweight Title
Kassius Holdorf (9-3; Omaha, Nebraska) - 170.8 lbs
Yuri Villefort (9-5; Boca Raton, Florida) - 171.0 lbs
Dakota Cochrane (27-10; Omaha, Nebraska) - 170.8 lbs
EJ Brooks (9-5; St. Louis, Missouri) - 170.6 lbs
Chuka Willis (9-3; Lenexa, Kansas) - 148.4 lbs
Sodiq Yussef (3-0; Camp Springs, Maryland) - 145.4 lbs
Terrence Almond (2-2; Omaha, Nebraska) - 134.0 lbs
Tony Ortega (3-3; Columbus, Nebraska) - 136.0 lbs
Bryce Logan (5-2; Gilbert, Arizona) - 156.0 lbs
Will Shutt (23-23-1; Creston, Iowa) - 150.2 lbs
Corey Davis (1-0; Omaha, Nebraska) - 170.4 lbs
Kenny Licea (4-1; Emporia, Kansas) - 169.8 lbs
Boimah Karmo (2-1, Omaha, Nebraska) - 154.6 lbs
Bernard Thomas (3-1; Fayetteville, North Carolina) - 155.2
Five amateur bouts make up the prelims, including a matchup for the VFC amateur lightweight title between Micah Peatrowsky (5-0) and Brad Ragan (3-1).
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 UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Spencer Fisher, Jorge Gurgel, Josh Neer, Kevin Burns, Jake Ellenberger, Jason Brilz, Anthony Smith, Justin Salas, Nick Mamalis, Rob Kimmons, Chris Camozzi, John Halverson, Abe Wagner and Travis Browne. These Victory fighters have made their way to the largest, most competitive stages across the United States including the bright lights of the UFC. As an institution that continues to grow, thrive and gain strong, consistent momentum, Victory Fighting Championship presents fights at the region’s top venues and in front of the best crowds. Bright Lights, Big Fights. For more information, visit victoryfighter.com and follow Victory Fighting Championship at Facebook.com/victoryfighting, Twitter and Instagram @victoryfighting, and YouTube.com/victoryfighting.
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