Dakota Cochrane

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Dakota Cochrane
Born Dakota Cochrane
(1986-05-01) May 1, 1986 (age 28)
Fairbury, Nebraska, United States
Other names The Fluke
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 72.0 in (183 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska
Team Premier Combat Center
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 17
By knockout 4
By submission 7
By decision 6
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 1
University University Of Nebraska At Kearney
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dakota Cochrane (born May 1, 1986) is a mixed martial artist from Fairbury, Nebraska. He trained out of Omaha, Nebraska at Premier Combat Center.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Cochrane competed 7 times as an amateur going undefeated. He made his pro debut in November 2009 [1]

Cochrane successfully began his professional career in late 2009 amassing a 4-0 start before his first loss to future UFC fighter TJ O'Brien in July 2010. O'Brien use his grappling to defeat Cochrane by rear naked choke early in the first round.

Cochrane bounced back from the loss bringing his record to 11-1 including a late replacement bout against former WEC champion Jamie Varner at Titan Fighting Championships 20 on September 23, 2011. The fight was taken on 4 days notice and was fought at a catch-weight of 165 lbs. Cochrane dominated the fight -both standing and on the ground- in a hard fought unanimous decision win.[2]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Cochrane appeared in the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Live facing James Vick. He lost to Vick via split decision.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance[edit]

Cochrane then fought former NCAA wrestling standout Ramico Blackmon at RFA 1 on December 16, 2011 in Kearney, Nebraska. Cochrane lost the fight by a 3 round unanimous decision in which Blackmon used his superior wrestling to neutralize Cochrane's stand up attack.

Cochrane lost for the second straight time in the RFA when he was submitted in the first round by Cliff Wright at RFA 2 on March 30, 2012. Cochrane took down Wright early in the round, but Wright was able to reverse the position, get Cochrane's back, and subsequently choke Cochrane unconscious with a rear naked choke.

Cochrane next defeated former UFC lightweight title contender Joe Stevenson in the main event of RFA 3 on June 30, 2012. After outstriking and outgrappling an out of shape Stevenson, Cochrane was able to sink in a rear naked choke to force the tap 64 seconds into the second round.

Cochrane won his second straight RFA fight at RFA 4 with a dominant victory over Derrick Burnsed. After escaping several submission attempts from Burnsed early on, Cochrane was able to latch on to a fight ending armbar late in the first round.

Cochrane defeated Deivison Francisco Ribeiro via TKO due to elbows in the third round at RFA 6, Cochrane dominated the fight before finishing Ribeiro.

Cochrane stepped inside the cage again at RFA 17 against Christos Giagos for RFA's inaugural lightweight title on August 22 at the Sanford Pentagon, which was South Dakota's first ever sanctioned MMA event.[3] He lost the fight by KO due to an flying knee in round 2. This marked the first time Dakota had been knocked out in his career.

Bellator MMA[edit]

Cochrane stepped in for an injured Derek Campos to face Alexander Sarnavskiy at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014.[4] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Pornography career[edit]

Dakota Cochrane has participated in gay porn.[5][6] He has performed in sixteen videos under the stage name of "Danny" and fully disclosed this information to the UFC in his audition tape for The Ultimate Fighter 15. Cochrane, however, has stated that he is not homosexual because he did not push back or kiss afterwards. He is now married with two kids.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–7 Alexander Sarnavskiy Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 1 2:32 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States 160 lb. catchweight bout.
Loss 17–6 Christos Giagos KO (flying knee and punches) RFA 17: Cochrane vs. Giagos August 22, 2014 2 2:04 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States For inaugural RFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 17–5 Anton Kuivanen KO (flying knee) Fight Night Finland: Cochrane vs. Kuivanen June 14, 2014 1 0:48 Helsinki, Finland
Win 16–5 Efrain Escudero Decision (unanimous) RFA 13: Cochrane vs. Escudero March 7, 2014 3 5:00 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Loss 15–5 Chris Heatherly Submission (armbar) Warriors for Heroes October 26, 2013 1 4:13 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 15–4 Carey Vanier KO (elbow) Victory Fighting Championship 40 July 27, 2013 1 4:23 Ralston, Nebraska, United States
Loss 14–4 Marcus Edwards Submission (rear-naked choke) Disorderly Conduct 19 - The Tribute May 24, 2013 1 1:46 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 14–3 Deivison Francisco Ribeiro TKO (elbows) RFA 6: Krause vs. Imada 2 January 18, 2013 3 4:32 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 13–3 Derrick Burnsed Submission (armbar) RFA 4: Griffin vs. Escudero November 2, 2012 1 4:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Joe Stevenson Submission (rear naked choke) RFA 3: Stevenson vs. Cochrane June 30, 2012 2 1:04 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Loss 11–3 Cliff Wright Submission (rear naked choke) RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander March 30, 2012 1 4:39 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Loss 11–2 Ramico Blackmon Decision (unanimous) RFA 1: Pulver vs. Elliott December 16, 2011 3 5:00 Kearney, Nebraska, United States 165 lb catchweight
Win 11–1 Jamie Varner Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 20 September 23, 2011 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States 165 lb catchweight
Win 10–1 George Sheppard Decision (split) Battle at the Border 10 June 30, 2011 5 5:00 Hankinson, North Dakota, United States Lightweight bout
Win 9–1 Rod Montoya Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge MMA December 16, 2010 1 1:20 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 8–1 Marshall Martin KO (punch) Battle At The Border 7 April 15, 2011 2 1:57 Hankinson, North Dakota, United States
Win 7–1 Marcus LeVesseur Submission (triangle choke) Combat On Capital Hill4 November 12, 2010 1 4:08 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 6–1 Will Shutt Submission (arm-triangle choke) Extreme Challenge 162 October 1, 2010 1 1:36 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 5–1 Jon Knutson Decision (unanimous) Battle At The Border 6 August 21, 2010 3 5:00 Hankinson, North Dakota, United States
Loss 4–1 TJ O'Brien Submission (rear naked choke) Extreme Challenge July 16, 2010 1 2:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 4–0 Cory Simpson Submission (rear naked choke) Battle At The Border 5 May 15, 2010 2 2:40 Hankinson, North Dakota, United States
Win 3–0 Carlos Cladio Submission (rear naked choke) The Cage Inc. Proving Grounds 2 April 2, 2010 1 2:05 Hankinson, North Dakota, United States
Win 2–0 Jeremy Malaterre Decision (unanimous) VFC 30 Night of Champions February 5, 2010 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Alex Harper Decision (unanimous) VFC 29 The Rising November 13, 2009 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 United States James Vick Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 9, 2012 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1 round TUF entry fight.


  1. ^ Nate, Kid (February 28, 2012). "Dakota Cochrane, MMA Record". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Dakota Cochrane uses win over Jamie Varner to gain MMA notice". MMAdiehards. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  3. ^ "RFA 17: Cochrane vs. Giagos Fight Card". mmablog.iconicitv.com. August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dakota Cochrane replaces Derek Campos, meets Alexander Sarnavskiy on Friday at Bellator 128". TheMMAReport.com. October 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Nate, Kid (February 28, 2012). "Dakota Cochrane, Ultimate Fighter 15 Contestant, Outed As Gay Porn Performer". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ Ayala, Nelson (February 28, 2012). "Ultimate Fighter Live' Contestant Dakota Cochran Exposed as Gay Porn Star". XBIZ Newswire. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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