With Titan FC making the move to Fightpass this friday they have created a card that is very possibly the best card the Kansas City Area or Midwest has ever seen. Every fight on the card could be a main event in any local or regional promotion. There are a couple of match ups I am super excited about and I will tell you why. Keep in mind neither of these matchups even made the poster and may be some of the cards unsung matchups.
Jason Witt vs Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Jason Witt(6-2), a Kansas City native has been on a tear as of late winning three straight most notably a title victory over the tough Josh Tully(4-3) at KCFA 14. The Glory MMA product coming off a victory in Canada, over the experienced Ryan Dickson(11-4), this skater turned fighter is out to prove he has what it takes to complete at the highest level. He takes on, Strikeforce Grand Prix Finalist, UFC vet and all around great guy Isaac Vallie-Flagg(15-6-1). Vallie-Flagg trains out of world renowned gym, JacksonMMA. Although I’ve never had the opportunity to talk to Isaac, I know many people that have great relationships with him and I hear nothing but great things about the guy. Isaac since getting cut by the UFC in December is on is 1 and 0 and is out to put down the up and comer Jason Witt to prove he has what it takes to return to the highest lever.
Fearless Prediction –
I think this turns out to be a very hard fought fight but I think after three hard fought rounds the, Glory MMA product, Jason Witt will win a tough decision over Vallie-Flagg
William Joplin vs Andrew Whitney
William “The Armadillo” Joplin (12-10), has pretty much cleaned out the 135 weight class in Nebraska with victories over, TUF 18 Finalist Cody Land(13-6), Chad Obermiller(10-7), and most recently taking the Dynasty Combat Sports title from Charlie DuBray(13-12. Although his record may not show it he is on a terror 10-2 in his last 12 fights dating back to 2011. Joplin will be taking on very possibly his toughest opponent to day Andrew “The Beast” Whitney (11-4). For Whitney this is a return home of sorts, he is from the Kansas City area, although he has lived and trained at American Top Team in Coconut Creek for a few years now. Whitney Suffered a pretty serious knee injury a couple of years ago that kept him out of the game and since coming back is 2-2, he told us last summer he was game to take on any opponent and was thought he could be competitive at the highest level. In his most recent fight Whitney defeated Ryan Hayes(7-5) at Blackout FC 28.
Fearless Prediction –
This is a tough fight, and Joplin is a grinder. I don’t see this fight ending early and if Joplin can cut off Whitney’s angles and grind him out in his corner he could take it. But I think Whitney’s explosiveness get him in a good position late in the fight and he wins by submission in the 3rd round.