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Two title bouts set for tomorrows Victory Fighting Championship VFC 56 Emerson vs Stots

Two title bouts set for tomorrow’s Victory Fighting Championship VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots

Two title bouts set for Victory Fighting Championship VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots

A pair of title fights were secured following the official weigh-in for Victory Fighting Championship’s VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots.

The bouts will take place on Friday, April 14th at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska, and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.

In the main event, two-division champion Rob “The Saint” Emerson puts his bantamweight belt on the line against undefeated top-rated prospect Raufeon “Supa” Stots. The co-main event will see newly crowned welterweight kingpin Kassius “Killa Kayne” Holdorf engage in his first title defense against Yuri Villefort.

Under the guidelines of the Nebraska Athletic Commission, all fights including title bouts are permitted a one-pound allowance.

Emerson, who is also VFC’s featherweight champion, weighed in at 135.6 lbs., while Stots confirmed in at 135.8 lbs.

Out to defend his belt in his home town of Omaha, Holdorf registered in at 170.8 lbs., with Villefort stepping off the scale at 170.0 lbs.

VFC 56: Emerson vs. Stots begins at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT on UFC FIGHT PASS®. UFC FIGHT PASS is available on: personal computers, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Sony TVs with Android TV and Roku devices.


Official VFC 56 Weigh-In Results

VFC Bantamweight Title

Rob Emerson (19-11; Glendale, Arizona) – 135.6 lbs

Raufeon Stots (7-0; Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – 135.8 lbs


VFC Welterweight Title

Kassius Holdorf (9-3; Omaha, Nebraska) – 170.8 lbs

Yuri Villefort (9-5; Boca Raton, Florida) – 171.0 lbs



Dakota Cochrane (27-10; Omaha, Nebraska) – 170.8 lbs

EJ Brooks (9-5; St. Louis, Missouri) – 170.6 lbs



Chuka Willis (9-3; Lenexa, Kansas) – 148.4 lbs

Sodiq Yussef (3-0; Camp Springs, Maryland) – 145.4 lbs



Terrence Almond (2-2; Omaha, Nebraska) – 134.0 lbs

Tony Ortega (3-3; Columbus, Nebraska) – 136.0 lbs



Bryce Logan (5-2; Gilbert, Arizona) – 156.0 lbs

Will Shutt (23-23-1; Creston, Iowa) – 150.2 lbs



Corey Davis (1-0; Omaha, Nebraska) – 170.4 lbs

Kenny Licea (4-1; Emporia, Kansas) – 169.8 lbs



Boimah Karmo (2-1, Omaha, Nebraska) – 154.6 lbs

Bernard Thomas (3-1; Fayetteville, North Carolina) – 155.2


Five amateur bouts make up the prelims, including a matchup for the VFC amateur lightweight title between Micah Peatrowsky (5-0) and Brad Ragan (3-1).

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