The lineup for next month’s return of Victory FC to UFC Fight Pass is complete with the addition of six new fights. Revgear Sports has collaborated with Iridium Sports Agency in building a relationship with veteran fighter EJ Brooks. Brooks stood in at short notice to fight TUF 15 fighter Dakota Cochrane.
Two titles will be on the line at the top of the Victory FC 56 bill. In the main event, two-division champion Robert Emerson (19-11) will put his bantamweight title up for grabs against Raufeon Stots (7-0). Following in the co-feature, new welterweight champ Kassius Holdorf (8-3), makes his first title defense when he takes on UFC veteran Yuri Villefort (9-5).
Promotion officials recently announced the rest of the lineup for Victory FC 56, which takes place April 14 at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Onetime “Ultimate Fighter 15” hopeful Dakota Cochrane (27-10), will bring a four-fight winning streak into a welterweight bout against E.J. Brooks (9-5). Cochrane has won 10 of his past 11 fights, including a first-round submission of Jake Lindsey at Victory FC 55 in December. The Iowa native, who is based in Omaha, has finishes in 19 of his 27 wins.
Brooks started his pro career 7-0, but it’s been tough sledding since then. He’s won just two of his past seven fights. Like Cochrane, he has big-show experience on his side. He’s 4-1 under the Bellator banner, also fought for RFA and most recently, Titan FC.