RFA 17 Play-by-Play: ‘Cochrane vs. Giagos’ Results & Updates

By Mike Fridley Aug 23, 2014


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Bruno Frazatto vs. Cory Galloway

Round 1


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 frame.

The Official Result

Bruno Frazatto Def. Cory Galloway Submission (Triangle Choke) R1 1:32

Donavon Winters vs. Jordon Larson

Round 1

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.

Round 2

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. 10-9 Winters.

Round 3

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

Isaac Appel vs. Francisco France

Round 1

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 first.

The Official Result

Francisco France Def. Isaac Appel Submission (Kimura) R1 3:46

Darrick Minner vs. Luke Sanders

Round 1

Referee Mark Powell, Sr. is in charge as undefeated Luke Sanders, a recent Sherdog.com Prospect Watch subject, 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.

Round 2

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 it.

The Official Result

Luke Sanders Def. Darrick Minner TKO (Punches from the Mount) R2 3:15

RFA Featherweight Title: Mark Dickman vs. Justin Lawrence

Round 1

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. 10-9 Dickman.

Round 2

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.

Round 3

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.

Round 4

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.

Round 5

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

RFA Lightweight Title: Dakota Cochrane vs. Christos Giagos

Round 1

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.

Round 2

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 mercy.

The Official Result

Christos Giagos Def. Dakota Cochrane Knockout (Flying Knee and Punches) R2 2:04

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