Former Bellator and Titan FC middleweight Dakota Cochrane (32-13) returns to the cage on Thursday in Winterhaven, California for M-1 Global: Battle in the Desert. There to meet him will be Brazil’s Joilton “Peregrino” Santos (28-7, 1 NC) in the five-round main event of a seven-fight show to be aired on UFC Fight Pass.
Cochrane made waves in November 2018 when he knocked out one-time UFC champion Johny Hendricks at Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation 1. In his last official MMA match, he succumbed to a rear naked choke in July 2018. The Nebraska brawler was originally scheduled to face James Warfield-Lane until the latter dropped out and was replaced at the end of March by Santos.
The card also features 320-fight super veteran Travis Fulton.
The action kicks off at 11:00 pm ET
Dakota Cochrane vs. Joilton Santos, middleweights
Travis Wiuff vs. JR Lugo, heavyweights
Travis Fulton vs. Shannon Ritch, heavyweights
Celine Haga vs. Jenny Clausius, strawweights
Deon Clash vs. Jose Galaviz, middleweights
Ronee Dizon vs. Joe Gustina, featherweights
Enzo Perez vs. Nick Alwag, bantamweights