Note: This is a story I wrote for MMA Latest News
MMA fans who enjoyed watching Titan FC on UFC Fight Pass will only have to wait a month to catch the next event.
The promotion announced that Titan FC 35 will take place Sept. 19 at the Clark County Fairgrounds Event Center in Richfield, Washington and air on UFC Fight Pass. The event features 10 matches, including three title bouts.
In the main event, Pat Healy will defend his lightweight crown against Bellator veteran Rick Hawn. Healy has been on a roll lately while Hawn comes into the fight with back-to-back wins since being released by Bellator. Hawn, a two-time tournament champion, looks to win his first world title. Edwards is coming off an impressive second-round TKO win over Marcus Edwards at the last Titan FC event. Both fighters are well-rounded and this should make for a good main event.
Undefeated Andre Harrison defends his featherweight championship for the first time against Desmond Green. This was teased at Titan FC 34 after Harrison won the title from Kurt Holobaugh while Green scored a 32-second knockout over Vince Eazelle. In addition to his powerful hands, Green is a NCAA Division I wrestler, which make for a good test in Harrison’s first bout as champion.
Tim Elliott looks to continue the successful second wind of his career when he defends the flyweight title against Brazilian prospect Filipe Efrain. Elliott snapped a three-fight losing streak when he defeated Illiarde Santos to become Titan FC’s inaugural 125-pound champion. Efrain, who is making his Titan FC debut, is riding a three-fight winning streak.
Besides Efrain, other fighters making their Titan FC debut include Zane Kamaka, Austin Springer and Jason Novelli.
Titan FC’s debut on UFC Fight Pass in July was a successful one with fans being impressed by the action – particularly the performances from Elliott and Brett Johns. Some folks complained about the card being over five hours – which critics attributed to the four title matches. Titan FC 34 was reminiscent of the large MMA cards put on by Pride Fighting Championships and other Japanese promotions, only with less pageantry. MMA fans are like pro wrestling fans. They’ll watch every match. The nice thing about UFC Fight Pass if you can’t watch the card in its entirety, you can pick up where you left off the next day.
TITAN FC 35 FIGHT CARD – card is subject to change
Pat Healy (champion) vs. Rick Hawn
Andre Harrison (champion) vs. Desmond Green
Tim Elliott (champion) vs. Felipe Efrain
Zane Kamaka vs. Belal Muhammad
Steven Siler vs. Austin Springer
E.J. Brooks vs. Jason Novelli
Ricky Simon vs. Alex Soto
Jake Smith vs. Taki Uluilakepa
Trey Ogden vs. Ryan Walker
Mohammad Abed vs. Pete Petties