With a nickname like “BBMonstro,” you really need to make an impact every single time you step inside the cage.
Valdir Araujo did just that once again Friday night in the main event of Victory FC 49, running through Dakota Cochrane with a second round TKO. The fight card aired live on UFC Fight Pass from Omaha’s Baxter Arena.
The win was the 16th in the career of Araujo and his second straight, while Cochrane’s (23-10) five-fight win streak was snapped.
In the co-main event, Maki Pitolo stopped Andrews Nakahara via strikes, while Rakim Cleveland downed Brian Houston in just 36 seconds.
Check out results below and highlights in the above video:
Valdir Araujo def. Dakota Cochrane via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:11
Maki Pitolo def. Andrews Nakahara via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:21
Rakim Cleveland def. Brian Houston via TKO (knee) – Round 1, 0:36
Kassius Holdorf def. John Alford via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:55
Raufeon Stots def. William Joplin via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 1:18
Christian Camp def. Tony Ortega via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:15
Duane Johnson def. Bernard Thomas via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00