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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