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RFA 3 Results: Ex-UFC Contender Joe Stevenson Falls In Main Event

Former UFC lightweight title contender Joe Stevenson was defeated in his first fight outside of the UFC since 2004 Saturday night.

Dakota Cochrane, a former challenger on The Ultimate Fighter, scored a second round rear-naked choke victory over Stevenson in the main event of RFA 3: Stevenson vs. Cochrane from Nebraska.

Stevenson (31-15) has now lost four consecutive fights, including three while in the UFC. Cochrane, meanwhile, is 12-3 in his career and snapped a two-fight losing skid with the win.

Among those that turned out for the card were UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Stephan Bonnar and Justin McCully. Jones even provided a little commentary during the show.

Bubba Jenkins, a former NCAA Div. I wrestling champion, picked up his third MMA victory since joining the sport. He submitted Jesus Adams for his third submission victory.


Dakota Cochrane def. Joe Stevenson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:04 of round two

Chidi Njokuani def. Bobby Cooper via unanimous decision

Bubba Jenkins def. Jesus Adame by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:08 of round one

James Krause def. Amir Khillah via split decision

Jordan Rinaldi def. Mark Dickman via unanimous decision

Nick Macias def. Sean Wilson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:03 of round two

Aaron Ely def. Matt Manzanares via submission (guillotine) at 3:21 of round two

T.J. Hepburn def. Jeremy Mier via TKO (strikes) at 4:59 of round two

Carl Postma def. Anthony Alirez via KO at 0:19 of round one

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