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Bobby Wombacher is the third man in the cage for the first
sanctioned mixed martial arts bout in South Dakota. The fighters
circle and feel each other out in the first 40 seconds. Frazatto
shoots low for a single and drags Galloway to the canvas. Galloway
initially uses great leg work from the bottom to keep Frazatto on
the outside of his guard, but the BJJ black belt continues to press
forward. Frazatto passes and then easily takes the mount. Only a
split second goes by before Frazatto throws a leg over the shoulder
for a top-side triangle and roll. Frazatto pulls down the head and
this one is over quickly. The official time is 1:32 of the opening
The Official Result
Bruno Frazatto Def. Cory Galloway Submission (Triangle Choke) R1
Winters and Larson touch gloves in the center of the cage. Crisp
striking on the outside from Winters, but his range is a bit short
early. Larson gets taken down and fights off a brabo choke before
getting to his feet. Larson quickly trips him back up and moves to
the mount. Larson is landing hard rights to the side of his
opponent’s head. Larson switches hands and blasts away with his
left. He alternates and is landing frequently from the mount.
Winters gives up his back and the beating commences. Both hands are
touching the face of Winters. Showing heart, Winters weathers the
storm and slips out the back door to take the top position. Winters
throws a few fatigued shots and is quickly reversed. Larson slickly
moves to side control, where he secures another brabo choke. It
fails. Larson works for a single and is forced to fight off a
guillotine. Nice round. 10-9 Larson.
Winters counters a quick tie-up attempt and then is taken down by
Larson against the fencing. Half guard for Larson with Winters
trapped with his head to the cage. Larson advances to mount.
Winters, from his back, works to control the right wrist. Larson
uses the window to take the back, where he tees off with his right
hand. Larson gets sloppy and Winters bucks him off. He simply
cannot stop the wrestling of Larson. Winters attempts a keylock
from his back in half guard, but Larson has none of it. Winters
slickly takes control of the same arm and works for an armbar.
Larson has a keylock grip in the armbar position. Larson flops him
over but Winters is still game. Winters then hits a modified
kneebar. Oh my goodness. The knee is locked out fully and Winters
punches the back of the joint to add pressure. He also elbows the
thighs. Larson is one tough SOB for not tapping. The bell sounds.
Larson, who dominated this fight through the first nine minutes, is
looking extremely wobbly on his left leg following the kneebar in
round two. Winters kicks the shaky leg and is tripped up. Winters
again reverses position and takes the top. From his back, Larson
looks for an armbar. Winters escapes and goes for an armbar of his
own. He locks the wrist under his shoulder and extends the arm.
Wow. What does a man have to do get a tapout from Larson? Larson
fights off the pressure and eventually Winters gives it up from
muscle fatigue. It was close, but was never fully locked in.
Winters uses tight positioning to stop Larson from taking his back.
Winters punches the head from half guard. Larson is a spent
fighter. Winters punches the head with his left hand until the
final bell sounds. 10-9 Winters (29-28 Winters). This one will
likely come down to how the judges scored round two: it was all
Larson until the kneebar attempt.
The Official Result
Jordon Larson Def. Donavon Winters Decision (Unanimous) [29-28,
29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00
Referee Mark Powell, Sr. is overseeing the contest. Appel charges
forwards and grabs a high crotch against the cage. France shifts
his hips and gets proper position with underhooks to stay upright.
France with an inside trip that gets Appel to the floor. France
looks to set up an arm triangle to half guard, but Appel sees it
coming a mile away. Appel stands and is spun against the cage by
France. Double underhooks for France, and again he trips Appel to
the floor. France is in side control quickly, working the wrist on
the far arm. Appel’s left wrist is trapped and France goes to work
with a kimura. Appel taps quickly. The official time is 3:46 of the
The Official Result
Francisco France Def. Isaac Appel Submission (Kimura) R1 3:46
Referee Mark Powell, Sr. is in charge as undefeated Luke Sanders, a
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, squares off with Darrick Minner. Minner
grazes a headkick off of Sanders’ dome and looks briefly for a
single. Minner connects with a right hand on the top of the head.
He grimaces as if it hurt his hand. Minner jabs and Sanders throws
a jump knee that is checked. Minner against looks low for a leg but
finds nothing. Minner lands a knee to the body from the clinch and
Sanders attacks with a wild flurry. Minner is working a single.
Sanders elbows the head ala Travis Browne-Josh Barnett. The blows
force Minner to scurry and Sanders muscles him to the canvas.
Sanders is landing punches and elbows from half guard. Minner gets
to his feet and tastes an uppercut. Sanders again bowls him over
and elbows from the top in half guard. Minner gets back to full
guard. Minner goes high with his hips in search of an armbar, but
Sanders sniffs it out. Minner goes to all fours. Sanders has wrist
control with the leg; he elbows the head with his left arm. Minner
scrambles for position but he cannot maintain anything. Sanders
takes round one: 10-9.
Minner lands a wild right at the start of the second stanza.
Sanders rushes in and gets a single underhook against the fence.
Standing crossface from Minner and Sanders steps back to strike.
The fighters disengage, but only briefly. Minner has a headkick
block and Sanders gives him no space. Sanders is having his way
with Minner is close quarters: standing elbows and a knee to the
body drop Minner to his knees. Minner looks for a leglock, but
Sanders shuts it right down. Sanders moves to half guard, and traps
both arms. Elbows find their target. Minner continues to eat elbows
as Sanders moves to mount. Minner turns to his side and attempts to
hold the left wrist as Sanders. Minner is a punching bag at this
point, as Sanders pounds away with both hands from the high mount.
Minner is covering up well, but is trapped. Referee Powell calls
The Official Result
Luke Sanders Def. Darrick Minner TKO (Punches from the Mount) R2
Referee Bobby Wombacher looks on as Lawrence and Dickman dance and
feint to a crowd growing impatient. Lawrence swings for the fences
and Dickman eludes danger easily. Two minutes in and the crowd
begins to jeer. Dickman locks his arms around Lawrence and rides
the back while attempting to trip his opponent to the floor.
Dickman connects with a knee and drags Lawrence around the cage.
Lawrence unleashes a few short elbows directly backwards as Dickman
eats them. Dickman briefly tries to climb over with a hook.
Lawrence uses the space to slip in front of the wrestler. Dickman
works hard for a single against the fence. Dickman lets go and
throws a back-spinning elbow that narrowly misses. At the 10-second
claps, Lawrence gets taken down but springs right back up. Bell.
Lawrence pumps his jab. Dickman returns fire the same. Lawrence
kicks the front leg and Dickman rushes forward. These
featherweights are quick. Lawrence lets go with his hands and
Dickman circled right and found no harm. Lawrence stops a shot and
lands a nice left and right as Dickman laid on all fours, searching
for an ankle pick. Lawrence nearly kicked him in the head, but
thought better of it. Dickman gets to his feet and connects with
two jabs. Lawrence lands a Brazilian kick to the head, but Dickman
is just fine. Lawrence with a straight left. Dickman grazes a left
head kick and is kicked directly on the cup for his efforts. The
action is restarted and Dickman works hard for a single that is
just not there. Lawrence defends nicely and punches the body with
his left hand. Lawrence pieces together a three-piece punching
combo with a headkick, but nothing lands flush. 10-9 Lawrence.
Lawrence lands a nice punching combination to start the final
frame. Dickman drops levels for a single and Lawrence looks for a
guillotine. Nothing has transpired for either fighter. Dickman
works the single until referee Wombacher separates the
featherweights. Again Dickman drops for a single. This time he gets
it, but Lawrence hops right back up and gets away. Dickman is now
being stalked by the UFC veteran. Lawrence connects with a knee to
the body and has the back of Dickman. Both fighters are standing as
Dickman controls the wrists and Lawrence rests his back against the
cage. The crowd lets them hear it. Again Wombacher steps in.
Lawrence with a quick spinning-back fist that misses its target.
Dickman tries a spinning heel kick. 10-9 Lawrence.
Lawrence with a knee to the body. Dickman’s jab gets through the
guard of Lawrence. Dickman is blasted by a headkick from Lawrence.
Dickman was stunned. His nose is pouring blood, but he gets a
much-needed takedown. Lawrence stands and shrugs off another
single. Lawrence is using the cage against his back effectively.
Lawrence is tired, as he rests both hands on his knees briefly.
Dickman connects with a jab. Lawrence now pushes his mouthpiece
out. Dickman lands two left hands. Dickman lands a pretty spinning
back kick to the liver. Dickman clinches before the bell but time
expires. 10-9 Lawrence.
The fighters trade jabs and then Lawrence connects with a
step-through knee. Dickman grabs a high crotch and Lawrence
whizzers it. Lawrence has taken control of the center of the cage
and Dickman circles and starts to absorb a little punishment with
punches to the body. Dickman works for yet another single and
Lawrence has none of it. Referee separates them. Two minutes remain
in this championship bout. Single attempt from Dickman and Lawrence
overhooks the right arm. One minute remains. Lawrence kicks the
cup, but Dickman appears to be OK. Lawrence throws Dickman to the
canvas, but Dickman rolls through, Both fighters stand. 10-9
Lawrence (49-46 Lawrence).
The Official Result
Justin Lawrence Def. Mark Dickman Decision (Unanimous) [50-45,
50-45, 49-46] R3 5:00
Giagos shoots right away and Cochrane gives up his back. Giagos
holds the single and again gets a takedown when Cochrane was able
to stand. Giagos works from the top in full guard and control of
the right wrist. Cochrane cagewalks and is up. He knees and again
is taken down. Cochrane is on top in half guard. Giagos works for a
kimura but nothing is there. Cochrane scrambles and throws Giagos
in spectacular fashion with a crotch lift. Cochrane controls from
the top as Giagos elbows the head from the bottom. Giagos looks for
a triangle from his back. Cochrane ends the frame on top and in
guard. Competitive round. 10-9 Cochrane.
The fighters trade punches and kicks to the body. Giagos starts to
muscle Cochrane around the cage. Cochrane shoots and it’s stuffed
easily. Giagos is starting to take over. Giagos takes flight with a
jumping knee and it connects directly on the chin. Cochrane falls
flat and looks up at his conqueror. Giagos finishes him off with a
few right hands for good measure as referee Mark Powell, Sr. shows
The Official Result
Christos Giagos Def. Dakota Cochrane Knockout (Flying Knee and
Punches) R2 2:04