RFA 17 took place on Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
RFA 17 was just one of many mixed martial arts events that will be taking place this weekend, with live coverage airing on AXS TV. The event went head-to-head with Titan FC 29 on the CBS Sports Network.
At the top of the fight card, RFA 17 featured two title fights.
Dakota Cochrane and Christos Giagos squared off for the inaugural RFA lightweight title in the main event, while Mark Dickman and Justin Lawrence went toe-to-toe for the vacant featherweight title — which was vacated by Brian Ortega, who failed a drug test recently, when he bolted for the UFC — in the co-feature.
RFA 17 will be the first sanctioned MMA event in the state of South Dakota.
Cristos Giagos def. Dakota Cochrane via KO (flying knee) – Round 2, 2:04 for inaugural RFA lightweight title
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Justin Lawrence def. Mark Dickman via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) for RFA featherweight title Luke Sanders def. Darrick Minner via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:15
Francisco France def. Isaac Appel via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 3:46
Jordan Larson def. Jarrod L’Heureux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Bruno Frazatto def. Cory Galloway via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:32