Christos Giagos upset Dakota Cochrane to capture the inaugural RFA lightweight championship at RFA 17 on Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D., while Justin Lawrence defeated Mark Dickman to win the promotion’s vacant featherweight strap.
RFA 17 was the first legally sanctioned MMA event ever in South Dakota.
RFA 17 Results
Christos Giagos def. Dakota Cochrane by KO (Flying Knee, Punches) at 2:04, R2
Justin Lawrence def. Mark Dickman by Unan Dec (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Luke Sanders def. Darrick Minner by TKO (Strikes) at 3:15, R2
Francisco France def. Isaac Appel by Sub (Kimura) at 3:46, R1
Jordan Larson def. Donavon Winters by Unan Dec (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bruno Frazatto def. Cory Galloway by Sub (Triangle Choke) at 1:32, R1
(Video courtesy of AXS TV Fights)