Titan FC 34 : Healy vs Edwards
Debuting this Saturday July 18th on UFC Fight Pass, Titan FC returns to Kansas City, MO at the Scottish Rite Temple for Titan FC 34 : Healy vs Edwards.
With four championship bouts, UFC veterans, and talented up and comers, this makes Titan FC 34 one of the most exciting and stacked cards to date.
Healy vs Edwards
With my fellow Canadian Mike “The Martian” Ricci (10-4) out with injured ligaments in his hand, Marcus “Bad Intentions” Edwards (10-3) of Colorado steps up to take on UFC veteran Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (31-20, 1NC) of Oregon for the Titan FC Lightweight title. Edwards’s record is nearly identical to Ricci’s, however, Edwards has finished all of his opponents in all but one of his ten wins. In Edwards’s last seven bouts, there is only one loss and that is to another fellow Canadian of mine, Shane “Shaolin” Campbell. Healy will have the advantage with having over 50 fights under his belt. Healy is coming off of a split decision win over Kurt Kinser for the Titan FC Lightweight title. This is also a really important fight for Healy as he is also getting the chance to redeem himself in front of the UFC and its fans after going 0-4 in the promotion.
Holobaugh vs Harrison
In the co-main event, former UFC fighter Kurt Holobaugh (14-2) of Louisiana faces undefeated Andre “The Bull” Harrison (9-0) of New York for the Titan FC Featherweight title. Since being released by the UFC after just one loss back in 2013, Holobaugh is on a five fight win streak, with his most recent win via split decision over Desmond “The Predator” Green to take the Titan FC Featherweight belt. Harrison, who is also undefeated in his amateur career, took on TUF 18 alumni Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger at Titan FC 33, where he improved his professional record to 9-0 after winning via unanimous decision. Both of these fighters have a chance to showcase their skills, and prove that they belong in the UFC roster.
Johns vs Gutierrez
Making his first title defense, undefeated Welsh fighter Brett “The Pikey” Johns (11-0) takes on Missouri’s own TUF 18 alumni Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez (6-1) for the Titan FC Bantamweight title. Johns’s first fight in the USA was his last bout at Titan FC 33, where he defeated Walel “The Gazelle” Watson via rear naked choke to secure the Bantamweight belt. Gutierrez, who’s only loss on his record comes from Watson, comes off an impressive knock out win over Austin Lyons at Titan FC 33. This fight is not expected to make it to a decision as both of these talented young fighters like to show up and put on a show.
Elliot vs Santos
With a vacant Flyweight title up for grabs, former UFC fighter and Missouri’s own Tim Elliot (10-6-1) faces another former UFC fighter, Iliarde Santos (28-9-1, 1NC) of Brazil. Elliot is currently on a three fight losing streak, however, those losses come from top UFC fighters Ali “Puncher” Bagautinov, Joseph Benavidez, and Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky. Santos was also on a three fight losing streak to UFC fighters Iuri “Marajo” Alcantara, Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, and Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso. Santos broke the streak by securing a unanimous decision win over Nick “The Quick” Honstein at Titan FC 32 back in December 2014. A win from either of these fighters could potentially secure them a spot back into the UFC roster.
Check out Titan FC 34 this Saturday July 18th, 2015 on UFC Fight Pass starting at 7PM ET
Titan FC Lightweight Championship
Pat Healy (31-20, 1NC) vs. Marcus Edwards (10-3)
Titan FC Featherweight Championship
Kurt Holobaugh (14-2) vs. Andre Harrison (9-0)
Titan FC Bantamweight Championship
Brett Johns (11-0) vs. Anthony Gutierrez (6-1)
Titan FC Flyweight Championship
Tim Elliott (10-6-1) vs. Iliarde Santos (28-9-1, 1NC)
Jose Landi-Jons (29-15) vs. Tyler Stinson (29-10)
Cody Bollinger (17-4, 1NC) vs. Freddy Assuncao (8-1)
Jason Witt (6-2) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (15-6-1)
Phil Hawes (3-0) vs. Lucas Rota (10-5)
Desmond Green (14-4) vs. Vince Eazelle (9-1)
William Joplin (12-10) vs. Andrew Whitney (11-4)
Dakota Cochrane (18-9) vs. Mike Bruno (12-7)
Cody Peterson (3-1) vs. Joseph Fuk (3-2)