Every Monday, The MMA Corner takes a look – with video footage when possible – at the previous weekend’s action at small regional and international shows with a focus on UFC and Pride veterans, consensus-ranked fighters and up-and-coming prospects. Here’s what went down between Sept. 22 and Sept. 25:

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Titan Fighting Championship 20 (Kansas City, Kan.; Sept. 23)

Dakota Cochrane (11-1) earned a unanimous decision over former WEC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Jamie Varner (17-6-1)…UFC and Bellator veteran Eddie Sanchez (13-5) eked out a split decision over No. 21-ranked heavyweight and Strikeforce vet Brett Rogers (11-4)…WEC and Bellator veteran James Krause (14-4) locked in a guillotine choke in the first round to submit Sean Wilson (30-17).


Krause (white trunks) vs. Wilson

Sept. 23
Botnia Punishment 10 (Seinajoki, Finland)

Sengoku veteran Diego Gonzalez (14-5) submitted Jarkko Latomaki (18-8) by way of a first-round toe hold…Olli Jaakko Uitto (8-1-1) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit Manuel Sully (6-2).

Global Fight League 13: Heavy Hitters (Portland, Maine)

UFC and MFC veteran Marcus Davis (20-8) needed just over a minute to submit Travis Coyle (9-5) via guillotine choke.

Riot at the Hyatt: Packer vs. Viking (Minneapolis)

Isaiah Larson (13-6) took home a decision victory over former Green Bay Packers running back and Bellator veteran Herbert Goodman (18-11).

Shooto: Shootor’s Legacy 4 (Tokyo)

Murayama (red trunks) vs. Nakamura

In a fight that made Sherdog’s list of 10 September Tussles Worth Watching, Shooto Pacific Rim 168-pound champion Akihiro Murayama (12-5-6) secured a rear-naked choke in the first round to submit UFC and Sengoku veteran Keita Nakamura (21-5-2)…Despite admitting that he felt he lost the bout, Yoshihiro Koyama (16-5-1) was awarded a split decision victory in his Shooto Pacific Rim 154-pound title defense against Kenichiro Togashi (12-8-5).

Wild Bill’s Fight Night 40 (Duluth, Ga.)

Ronnie Rogers (10-6) earned a unanimous decision over UFC and Bellator veteran Diego Saraiva (21-16-1).

Sept. 24
Battle of Botnia 4: Northern Lights…Out (Umea, Sweden)

Tor Troeng (13-4-1) submitted Tomas Kuzela (18-14) in the second round via rear-naked choke.

On Top 3 (Glasgow, Scotland)

David Aranda (7-0) remained undefeated with a fourth-round rear-naked choke submission of James Doolan (15-7-2).

Photo: Dakota Cochrane  (The Cage Inc.)