LOS ANGELES – Aug. 22, 2014 – Two champions were crowned tonight at AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 17 as Christos Giagos knocked out Dakota Cochrane to claim the inaugural RFA lightweight title and Justin Lawrence defeated Mark Dickman for the vacant RFA featherweight title. Tonight’s fights took place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was the first legally sanctioned MMA event in the state.
Results from the televised main card are as follows:
Dakota Cochrane (L) vs. Christos Giagos (W)
Mark Dickman (L) vs. Justin Lawrence (W)
Darrick Minner (L) vs. Luke Sanders (W)
Issac Appel (L) vs. Francisco France (W)
Donavon Winters (L) vs. Jordan Larson (W)
Bruno Frazatto (W) vs. Cory Galloway (L)
Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 34, top prospect Pedro Souza faces Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Brian Hall in the main event on Friday, Aug. 29 at 10pE/7pP live from the Horshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.