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Dakota Cochrane Loses, Won't Move in to The Ultimate Fighter House

Dakota Cochrane fell short of making it in The Ultimate Fighter.

Dakota Cochrane
Dakota Cochrane

Dakota Cochrane, the UFC hopeful who gained notoriety in the last month when it was revealed that he had been involved in pornography before attempting a career in mixed martial arts, was unsuccessful in his attempt to earn a spot on this season of The Ultimate Fighter.

On Friday night's live Ultimate Fighter show on FX, Cochrane suffered a split decision loss to James Vick.

Cochrane, who entered the fight with an 11-2 professional mixed martial arts record, disclosed to the UFC in his initial application for The Ultimate Fighter that he had been involved in gay pornography. The UFC has said it doesn't consider that an issue.

But what is an issue is that Cochrane had just one opportunity on Friday night to get a shot at making it into the UFC's longstanding reality show, which was shown live for the first time on Friday night. On that score, Cochrane fell short, and so he'll pack up and head home.

In other Ultimate Fighter action, Sam Sicilia needed just eight seconds to knock out Erin Beach, with his huge right hand providing one of the fastest knockouts ever seen inside the Octagon.

Also winning and moving into the Ultimate Fighter house was Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and former Chute Box BJJ coach Cristiano Marcello, who submitted Jared Carlsten at 2:42. And Myles Jury, who is 10-0 and will surely be one of the favorites to win the whole season, beat Akbarh Arreloa by unanimous decision.

Full results are here.

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