Photo Credit: Victory Fight Championship
Victory Fighting Championship 56 took place on April 14th from the Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska and could be viewed on UFC Fight Pass. In the night’s Main Event, highly touted prospect Raufeon Stots became the new Bantamweight Champ with a victory over Rob Emerson. Stots was the aggressor all five rounds and Emerson seemed unable to implement his game-plan. In the Co-Main Event, Yuri Villefort became the new Welterweight Champ with a dominate one-sided victory over former champ Kassius Kayne, taking him down at will and landing effective ground and pound when needed. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Amateur Lightweight: Keith Phathaem (5-4) defeated Ben Wallingford (6-8-1) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Phathaem.
2. Amateur Lightweight Title: Micah Peatrowsky (5-0) defeated Brad Ragan (3-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:53 of Round 3.
3. Welterweight: Duane Johnson (3-0) defeated Jon Kennedy (7-16) via TKO at 3:56 of Round 2.
4. Lightweight: Bernard Thomas (4-1) defeated Boinah Karmo (2-2) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Thomas.
5. Welterweight: Corey Davis (2-0) defeated Kenny Licea (4-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:58 of Round 1.
6. Lightweight: Bryce Logan (6-2) defeated Will Shutt (23-24-1) via Verbal Submission (Strikes) at 4:23 of Round 1.
7. Bantamweight: Terrence Almond (3-2) defeated Tony Ortega (3-4) via Tapout (Injury) at 1:24 of Round 1.
8. 148LB Catch Weight: Sodiq Yusuff (4-0) defeated Chuka Willis (9-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Yusuff.
9. Welterweight: E.J. Brooks (10-5) defeated Dakota Cochrane (27-11) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Brooks.
10. Welterweight Title: Yuri Villefort (10-5) defeated Kassius Kayne (9-4) via Unanimous Decision (49-46/49-46/50-45). We scored it 50-43 Villefort.
11. Bantamweight Title: Raufeon Stots (8-0) defeated Rob Emerson (19-12) via Unanimous Decision (50-45/50-45/49-46). We scored it 49-46 Stots.
Submission of the Night: Micah Peatrowsky
Knockout of the Night: Duane Johnson
Fight of the Night: Yuri Villefort vs Kassius Kayne