Chris Leben KO’s Phil Baroni; Dakota Cochrane KO’s Johnny Hendricks At Bareknuckle Boxing Event

A number of ex-UFC stars fought at last night’s World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation event in Wyoming and that led to some hard-hitting knockouts.

In the main event Chris Leben returned to fighting for the first time in over five years and made short work of fellow UFC veteran Phil Baroni.

‘The Crippler’ had Baroni down early in the first round and then shortly afterwards put him face down on the canvas with a left hook to win by TKO with just 1.19mins on the clock.

Meanwhile, in the co-main event Dakota Cochrane stepped in on just a couple of days notice to fight a high-profile opponent in Johny Hendricks and emerged with a highlight reel finish.

Cochrane cut open Hendricks uder one of his eyes in the first round, but the real action came early in the second as he landed a right hand that stunned the former UFC welterweight champion and sent him falling to the canvas, with more punches landing behind it to seal a KO finish 21 seconds into the round.

Other ex-UFC fighters like Julian Lane, Robbie Peralta, Josh Neer and Isaac Vallie-Flagg also emerged victorious elsewhere on the card.

Main card

Chris Leben def. Phil Baroni via TKO at 1:19 of Round 1
Dakota Cochrane def. Johny Hendricks via Knockout at :21 of Round 2
Julian Lane def. Joey Angelo via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 49-46)
Christina Marks def. Jasmine Clarkson via TKO at 1:54 of Round 2

Prelims

Robbie Peralta def. Jay Cucciniello via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Leon Mynhardt def. Nick Gonzalez via TKO at :56 of Round 2
Josh Neer def. Mike Aldrete via TKO at 2:00 of Round 3
Joey Munoz def. Marcelo Alfaya via majority decision (47-47, 48-47, 48-46)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Cory Simpson via TKO at 1:10 of Round 2
Juan Torres def. CJ Leveque via TKO at 1:33 of Round 1
Jeff Chiffens def. Fred Pierce via TKO at 1:04 of Round 1

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