Former WEC champion Jamie Varner fell short against late replacement Dakota Cochrane, losing by decision and may be talking retirement following the loss.
Cochrane just accepted the fight with Varner a few days ago after original opponent Alonzo Martinez had to drop out of the bout when legal problems arose following an arrest earlier this year.
Taking advantage of the moment, Cochrane showed good takedown defense and a strong striking attack to keep Varner off balance all night. Even in the moments Varner was able to employ his wrestling attack, he struggled to keep Cochrane on the mat.
When it was over, Cochrane pulled out a unanimous decision win. Varner took to Twitter after the fight stating he was calling it a career, but after taking some time the post was deleted, and maybe the former WEC champion will give it a go again.
2011 has been a rough, rough year for Brett Rogers.
The former Strikeforce heavyweight was cut from the promotion after being arrested on domestic violence charges, and that followed his loss to Josh Barnett in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Rogers returned to action at Titan Fighting 20, and again came up short, losing in a lackluster performance to former UFC fighter Eddie Sanchez. While the fight lacked almost any serious spark, Sanchez was able to get the best of Rogers with a steady diet of leg kicks that earned him the win.
Titan Fighting Championships 20 Full Results:
Dakota Cochrane def. Jamie Varner by unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards)
Eddie Sanchez def. Brett Rogers by split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Anthony Gutierrez def. Shane Hutchinson by submission (D’Arce choke) at 1:05, R1
James Krause def. Sean Wilson by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:39, R1
Justyn Riley def. Alex Huddleston by TKO (strikes) at 4:42, R2
Andrew Whitney def. Laramie Shaffer by KO (flying knee) at :21 seconds, R3