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VFC 30 results for 'Night of Champions;' TUF alum Abe Wagner falls in eight seconds

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VFC 30: "Night of Champions" didn’t disappoint mixed martial arts (MMA) fans for the quality of fights, but the outcomes weren’t the best for the hometown favorites.

There were three titles on the line, as well as two bouts to determine the match up for the 170-pound title fight. 

In the welterweight showdowns, Jake Hecht (5-1) defeated Anthony Smith (5-5) because of a referee stoppage with 25 seconds left in the third round. And the second fight featured perhaps the future VFC 170-champion and UFC fighter, Leonardo Pecanha (11-5), defeating Ted Worthington (29-19) via triangle choke from the mount.

The shining moment for the local crowd came when 155-pound fighter, Dakota Cochrane, kept his undefeated record intact (2-0) with a win over Jeremy Malaterre (3-2) via unanimous decision.

In other action, Nickolas Mamalis (2-3) faced off against Zach Wolff (12-8) for the newly-formed bantamweight title. Wolff is known for his ability to take punishment and find a way to submit his opponents. And since he took the fight on just one-day notice because the two previous fighters pulled out, it was assumed this would be an easy win.

It didn't happen -- Wolff could never get a submission and Mamalis won via unanimous decision.

In a battle of undefeated lightweights, Chase Hackett (4-0) shut down Jimmy Seipel’s (3-1) stand up and his trash talk by sinking in a rear naked choke 2:31 in the first round to win the division title.

For the heavyweight title, San Diego native Travis Browne (8-0) told the crowd not to blink, and he wasn’t kidding. Eight seconds into the first round, he was the new VFC heavyweight champion, knocking out The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 alum, Abe Wagner (7-3).

To check out a replay of VFC 30: "Night of Champions" check out AmericaOne.com to see if the fights are available in your area.

Here are the amateur under card results:

  • Mirsad Bektic (4-0) defeats Jason Russell (2-2) 1st rd ref stoppage due to strikes
  • Mark Mickells (10-2) defeats Cody Land (8-3) 2nd rd triangle choke
  • Steve Lucchino (10-2-1) defeats Dallas Barrett (11-4) 2nd rd KO
  • Brian Houston (5-0) defeats Jeff Souder (8-1) split decision

Travis Browne vs. Abe Wagner

Dakota Cochrane vs. Jeremy Malaterre

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