Mike Ricci vs Jorge Gurgel Headlines Titan Fighting Championships 27 on CBS Sports Network

Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci

  • 8-4 MMA Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jordan Mein, Jesse Ronson, Colin Fletcher

Jorge Gurgel

Jorge Gurgel

  • 14-9 MMA Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Diego Saravia, John Halverson, Conor Heun

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Titan Fighting Championships 27

February 28th, 2014

Kansas City, Kansas

Memorial Hall

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Titan Fighting Championships new CEO, Jeff Aronson, announced today that the Kansas City based fight promotion has signed a multi-year television deal with CBS Sports Network and are expected to have eight shows in 2014. The first will be Titan FC 27, headlined by two UFC veterans, Mike Ricci and Jorge Gurgel. Also announced for the card will be another UFC veteran, Kurt Holobaugh (9-2) taking on Eric Marriott (22-7). 

Mike Ricci was released from the UFC in September of last year, following a 1-2 record inside the octagon. He made it to the final of the sixteenth season of the Ultimate Fighter tournament, but lost a decision to Colton Smith on the live finale. He defeated TUF: Smashes runner-up Colin Fletcher by unanimous decision, before a decision loss to Myles Jury at UFC 165 prompted his release. 

Once a fan favorite, Jorge Gurgel hasn’t seen much success in his mixed martial arts career in some time, going just 3-7 in his last ten professional fights. He competed on the final Strikeforce card, but lost to Adriano Martins by unanimous decision. Gurgel’s last victory came March of 2011, when he submitted Billy Vaughan in just 44-seconds at Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson. 

Titan Fighting Championships 25 Quick Results

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Main Card:

 

  • Bobby Lashley def. Kevin Asplund via Keylock – Round 2, 1:23
  • Jake Lindsey def. Zach Freeman via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:31
  • Brian Davidson def. Jesus Adame via Unanimous Decision
  • Jeimeson Saudino def. Zach Hubbard via Triangle Choke – Round 1, 2:41
  • Gregg Van De Creek def. Kirk Grinlinton via Triangle Choke  – Round 1, 2:06
  • Marcio Navarro def. Aaron Derrow via Split Decision

 

Bobby Lashley vs Kevin Asplund Headlines TitanFC 25

Bobby Lashley

 

Bobby Lashley 

  • 7-2 MMA Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Bob Sapp, Wes Sims, Karl Knothe

Kevin Asplund

Kevin Asplund

  • 15-4 MMA Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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Titan Fighting Championships 25

June 7th, 2013

Fort Riley, Kansas

Marshall Airfield on Fort Riley

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Announced Card:

  • Bobby Lashley (7-2) vs Kevin Asplund (15-4)
  • Jake Lindsey (5-0) vs Zach Freeman (7-0)
  • Brian Davidson (10-4) vs Jesus Adame (3-2)
  • Aaron Derrow (12-6) vs Marcio Navarro (8-8)
  • Zach Hubbard (1-0) vs Jeimeson Saudino (5-1)
  • Gregg Van De Creek (0-1) vs Kirk Grinlinton (3-4)

 

 

Drew McFedries vs Zak Cummings Headlines Titan Fighting Championships 25

Drew McFedries

  • 10-6 MMA Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Alessio Sakara, Jordan Radev, Marvin Eastman

Zak Cummings

  • 15-3 MMA Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Rudy Bears (x2), Terry Martin

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Titan Fighting Championships 25

September 21st, 2012

St. Louis, Missouri

Dwight Davis Tennis Center at Forrest Park

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Announced Card:

  • Drew McFedries (10-6) vs Zak Cummings (15-3)
  • Ramiro Hernandez (11-4) vs Sean Soriano (6-0)
  • Rodney ‘Jake’ Collier (5-1) vs Dustin Jacoby (8-2)
  • Mirsad Bektic (4-0) vs Kevin Croom (4-3)
  • Zach Freeman (6-0) vs Thomas Gifford (5-0)
  • Ray Grindstaff (4-2) vs Alptekin Ozkilic (5-1)

Titan Fighting Championships 24 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Anthony Johnson def. Esteves Jones via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 0:51
  • Braulio Estima def. Chris Holland via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 1, 3:21
  • Brian Davidson def. John DeVall via Submission (Strikes) – Round 2, 3:27
  • Cody Gibson def. Andrew Whitney via Unanimous Decision
  • Matt Foster def. Matt Uhde via Unanimous Decision
  • Adam Stickey def. Jose Vega via Triangle Choke – Round 1, 3:23

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jeremy Smith def. TJ Brittin via Unanimous Decision
  • Josh Pfeifer def. John Ford via Unanimous Decision
  • Antonio Martinez def. DeAllen Hicks via Unanimous Decision
  • Steven Graham def. Ben Louchious via Split Decision
  • Shawn Maynard def. Keith Curtis via Unanimous Decision

Miguel Torres Signs With Titan Fighting Championships

Miguel Torres

  • 40-5 MMA Record
  • Lost 2 out of 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Yoshiro Maeda, Takeya Mizugaki, Antonio Banuelos

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Former WEC bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres has signed with Titan Fighting Championships and is expect to debut on their November 2nd show.

Miguel Torres had mixed success in the UFC since the WEC merger, going 2-2 inside the octagon. He was released from the promotion earlier in the year for making inappropriate statements on Twitter, but was brought back after apologizing and “handling his business like a man.” Most recently Torres met rising star, Michael McDonald at UFC 145, and suffered a brutal knockout in the first round.