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. 

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