Dakota Cochrane Outlasts Chris Leben After Five Rounds!
The co-main event of BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) 6 is going down live tonight (Saturday, June 22, 2019) at the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa. It brings a very intriguing bout between the two former UFC fighters – the ex-inaugural WEC 185-pound champ Chris “The Crippler” Leben and a former TWC Lightweight kingpin Dakota Cochrane.
The match starts!
The two clinched up instantly, and Leben was looking for uppercuts. Two rights by Cochrane, no serious blows in the first period. 10-9 Cochrane.
Good left Cochrane, but he ate an uppercut. Fighters clinch, and the bout heats up now, fists are flying. Straight left Leben, clinch, Cochrane fires back with a strong right. I think 10-9 Cochrane.
Cochrane counters well, Leben fires back with a flurry of fists, now he clinches up and eats short punches. Fighters clinch up, short right by Leben.
Leben goes forward, lands a straight right hand. Good combo, left hook Cochrane, right hand Leben. Tight round, 10-9 Cochrane.
Cochrane looks faster, he lands quick combos. Fighters clinch, body shot from Cochrane. Not much action in this frame. 10-9 Leben.
Cochrane lands big right hand to the body. Leben eats few blows, then a body shot. Fighters clinch up, Cochrane lands first, then Leben fires back to the body. Awesome left from Leben, and now fighters trade shots in the clinch. Tight round, maybe 10-9 Cochrane, unsure.
Final Result: Dakota Cochrane wins Chris Leben via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Chris Leben drops to 2-1 BKFC, Dakota Cochrane climbs to 2-0 BKFC.
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