Carlson Gracie Team trained Sam Dobb claimed the XFC Australian middleweight title on Saturday night with a first-round stoppage over Kepu.
With the win, Dobb avenged his March 2021 split decision loss to Kepu and since then has racked up three wins on the trot, all by stoppage to move his record to 3-1.
The bout headlined XFC 55 which took place at the Mansfield Tavern on Brisbane’s south.
In the other pro-fight on the card, Angelka Momcilovic secured an armbar submission to force her opponent Kita Kurosaki to tap in the first round.
- Sam Dobb def. Nick Kepu via TKO, Rd 1
- Angelka Momcilovic def. Kita Kurosaki via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1
- Viktor Lyall def. Sean Olsen via TKO
- Jaden Vea Vea def. Jackson Weir-White via TKO
- Jordan Southern def. Nik Kren via Decision
- Josh Horne def. Jake Deaves via TKO, Rd 1
- Jake Piper def. Mitch Ferdi via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 2
- Abbas Alaliwi def. Liam Sue-Tin via Decision (Split)
- Elizabeth Faumuina def. Wilma Letalu via TKO , Rd 1
- Nikita Laptsevich def. Nelson Murray via Submission, Rd 1
- Jake Spanbroek def. Mitch Ruzicka via Decision