Titan Fighting Championships

Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) is an American mixed martial arts promotion based out of Pompano Beach, FL. Their shows were originally run in and near Kansas City and have since expanded to include venues all over North America and eventually, international locations. Since July 2015, Titan FC events are broadcast on the UFC online streaming service UFC Fight Pass, which also showcases a library of the organization's previous events.[1]

Titan Fighting Championship
TypePrivate
IndustryMixed martial arts promotion
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
FounderJoe Kelly
Headquarters,
Key people
Jeff Aronson
Lex McMahon
Websitehttp://www.titanfighting.com

HistoryEdit

FoundingEdit

Titan Fighting Championships was founded in 2005 by veteran fight promoter and, at the time, Bellator Fighting Championships' director of operations, Joe Kelly. The organization was originally based in Kansas City and was headquartered in the city's historic Memorial Hall, where the organization held the majority of their early events. Memorial Hall was exclusively leased to Kelly's sports and entertainment promotion company Titan Entertainment, from which the MMA organization took its name.[2]

Broadcast deal with HDNetEdit

On December 13, 2010, Titan Fighting Championships announced that they had struck a deal with the cable and satellite television network HDNet (later relaunched as AXS TV) to broadcast their next event, Titan FC 16, live on the network.[2] The event would take place on January 28, 2011, and was headlined by a super heavyweight bout between former two-time UFC Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia and former The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights cast member Abe Wagner. Prior to the airing of the promotion's second show on the network, Titan FC 17: Lashley vs. Ott, CEO Joe Kelly announced that the organization had signed a three-year extension with HDNet to broadcast their live events under the network's HDNet Fights label. Kelly subsequently resigned from his position at Bellator FC in order to focus full-time on running Titan FC.[3]

Titan FC would initially air a total of nine live events on the HDNet/AXS TV networks, including a "Fight for the Troops" event taking place on June 15, 2012, at the Marshall Army Airfield at Fort Riley, Kansas, and conclude with Titan FC 24: Johnson vs. Jones which aired on August 24, 2012.

Merger with RFAEdit

On October 11, 2012, officials for the Nebraska-based MMA promotion Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) announced that they had acquired Titan Fighting Championships, along with certain fighter contracts, as well as the organization's television deal with, now, AXS TV.[4] The goal was to combine the talent of both organizations under one umbrella, the RFA. Titan FC owner and president Joe Kelly would be brought in as the Vice President of the newly merged company, with seasoned MMA manager, and Black House gym owner, Ed Soares acting as the President.[5]

Resurgence and new ownershipEdit

Seven months after the RFA buyout, the Titan FC promotion was resurrected when founder Joe Kelly bought back the organization in 2013 and produced two more shows on his own: Titan FC 25: Lashley vs. Asplund in June, and Titan FC 26: Hallman vs. Hornbuckle in August, both of which were aired live on AXS TV.[6]

In December 2013, Jeff Aronson, the former chairman and co-founder of the fighter management company Alchemist Management, purchased a majority stake in Titan FC from the promotion's founder and president Joe Kelly. Jeff Aronson would serve as company's new CEO with, longtime friend and business partner, Lex McMahon serving as Titan FC's COO. Kelly would remain as the organization's president and minority owner.[7]

Unlike other organizations in the past who tried to go head to head with the UFC and failed, CEO Jeff Aronson hoped to form a professional relationship with the UFC and has attempted to position Titan FC as an unofficial feeder league for the organization. The newly overhauled Titan FC has now focused itself on finding unsigned prospects, and giving top level veterans who have hit a rough patch, a platform on which to get themselves noticed, or get their career back on track.[8]

"No one is going to take on Zuffa and win at this point. It's just not going to happen."

- Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson.[8]

Along with the new ownership came new rules for the organization's fighter contracts and bonus structure, and an increased focus on fan involvement. As an incentive to get fighters to perform their best, and thus garner the attention of the larger organizations, Titan FC awards "finishing bonuses" to all fighters who finish their fights by either knockout or submission. Also, to entice up and coming prospects and veteran fighters to sign with the organization, Titan FC now offers a no-questions-asked "Zuffa out" clause in all their contracts, in case the opportunity arises for the fighter to leave the organization and sign with the UFC.[8] The organization hopes that these incentives will encourage the fighters to put on a better show for the fans, and intends to increase the fan experience by offering VIP packages and holding giveaways, contests, and autograph sessions at all of their live events.[9] To reflect their new position in the MMA community, and philosophy towards fights and fighter contracts, Titan FC has since adopted the motto "'Fans, Fighters First.'".

Broadcast deal with CBS SportsEdit

On January 14, 2014, Titan FC officials announced that the first show under their new ownership, Titan FC 27: Ricci vs. Gurgel, would now be broadcast live on CBS Sports and that the organization had signed an eight-event deal with the television network.[10] As part of the deal, Titan FC prelim bouts would also be streamed live on the network's website, CBSSports.com. Titan FC officials also announced that CBS Sports had hired top MMA trainer, and TriStar Gym owner, Firas Zahabi and UFC hall of famer Stephan Bonnar to provide the commentary for all Titan FC events.[11] Titan FC 27: Ricci vs. Gurgel debuted on the CBS Sports Network on February 28, 2014.

Titan FC 30: Brilz vs. Magalhães would take place on September 26, 2014, and stands out as being the first time in Titan FC's history that the organization would crown a divisional champion, as two former UFC veterans faced off for the inaugural Titan FC Light Heavyweight title. Four time World Jiu-Jitsu Championship gold medalist and former The Ultimate Fighter contestant Vinny Magalhães would submit wrestling standout Jason Brilz with a guillotine choke in the fourth round to claim this inaugural title.[12]

Titan FC crowned their second divisional champion at Titan FC 32: Green vs. Siler on December 19, 2014. That night Bellator MMA tournament veteran Desmond Green defeated former UFC fighter and The Ultimate Fighter contestant Steven Siler to claim the inaugural Titan FC Featherweight championship.[13]

Over the course of their yearlong partnership Titan FC would eventually air a total of seven live cards on the CBS Sports network, spanning seven cities in seven different states, and culminating in their largest event to date, Titan FC 33: Green vs Holobaugh. Titan FC 33 took place on March 20, 2015, in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile AeroFest music and art festival, a two-day-long not-for-profit event designed to raise money to support injured U.S. military service members and veterans.[14] The card would feature a total of four separate title fights, three of which would crown the inaugural championships for Titan FC's heavyweight, lightweight and bantamweight divisions; and was headlined by the organization's first ever championship title defense as Desmond Green sought to defend his newly acquired featherweight title.[15]

Broadcast deal with UFC Fight PassEdit

On June 15, 2015 UFC officials announced that Titan FC has signed a contract with the organization to air all future live events exclusively on the UFC's subscription-based digital streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.[16]

"I think we should look at being on UFC Fight Pass. So I gave Dana (White) a call and said it was something we'd like to pursue. He set the wheels in motion and, after quite a bit of negotiating, we finally got a deal done."

- Titan FC COO Lex McMahon.[16]

The first event to be held on the service, Titan FC 34: Healy vs. Edwards, aired on July 18, 2015, and featured a total of four title fights, including the crowning of Titan FC's inaugural flyweight champion when Tim Elliott defeated fellow UFC veteran Iliarde Santos for the vacant belt. Additionally, it was announced by UFC officials that the entire Titan FC library of past events would be added to the "On Demand" section of the Fight Pass online service.

RulesEdit

Titan Fighting Championships follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which were first established in April 2000. The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts have been adopted by every state athletic commission that holds mixed martial arts events throughout the United States.

Under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts there are no groin strikes, eye gouging, kicking or kneeing a grounded opponent, downward elbows, strikes to the back of the head, head butting, biting, or grabbing the fence. Upon a violation of the rules, referee can either warn the fighter, take a point away, or disqualify the fighter depending upon the regularity and severity of the foul.

RoundsEdit

All non-world championship fights in Titan FC consist of three, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds. All world championship fights consist of five, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds.

Weight divisionsEdit

Titan FC currently uses eight weight classes for men:

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Flyweight 125 57
Bantamweight 135 61.2
Featherweight 145 65.8
Lightweight 155 70.3
Welterweight 170 77.1
Middleweight 185 83.9
Light Heavyweight 205 93.0
Heavyweight 265 120.2

Titan FC currently uses two weight classes for women:

Weight class name Upper limit
in pounds (lb) in kilograms (kg)
Strawweight 115 52
Flyweight 125 57

Match outcomeEdit

Matches usually end via:

  • Submission: a fighter clearly taps the mat or his opponent, or verbally submits. Also a technical submission may be called when a fighter either loses consciousness or is on the verge of serious injury while in a hold.
  • Knockout: a fighter is put into a state of unconsciousness resulting from any legal strike.
  • Technical Knockout (TKO): If the referee decides a fighter cannot continue, the fight is ruled as a technical knockout. Technical knockouts can be classified into three categories:
    • referee stoppage (the referee ends the fight because one fighter is unable to intelligently defend himself)
    • doctor stoppage (a ring side doctor decides that it is unsafe for the fighter to continue the bout due to excessive bleeding or physical injuries)
    • corner stoppage (a fighter's cornerman signals defeat for their own fighter)
  • Judges' Decision: Depending on scoring, a match may end as:
    • unanimous decision (all three judges score a win for fighter A)
    • majority decision (two judges score a win for fighter A, one judge scores a draw)
    • split decision (two judges score a win for fighter A, one judge scores a win for fighter B)
    • unanimous draw (all three judges score a draw)
    • majority draw (two judges score a draw, one judge scoring a win)
    • split draw (one judge scores a win for fighter A, one judge scores a win for fighter B, and one judge scores a draw)

Note: In the event of a draw, it is not necessary that the fighters' total points be equal. However, in a unanimous or split draw, each fighter does score an equal number of win judgments from the three judges (0 or 1, respectively). A fight can also end in a technical decision, technical submission, disqualification, forfeit, technical draw, or no contest. The latter two outcomes have no winners.

The ten-point must scoring system is in effect for all bouts in Titan. Three judges score each round with the winner of each round getting 10 points while the loser gets 9 points or less. The only way that an even round can occur is if the fighter that won the round has a point deducted for a foul. Rounds scored 10-8 and 10-7 are typically scored when a fighter wins a round in dominant fashion.

FoulsEdit

The following is a list of fouls outlined by the states that regulate MMA, as established by the Nevada State Athletic Commission:[17]

  1. Butting with the head
  2. Eye gouging of any kind
  3. Biting
  4. Hair pulling
  5. Fish hooking
  6. Groin attacks of any kind
  7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent (see Fish-hooking)
  8. Small joint manipulation
  9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head (see Rabbit punch)
  10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow (see Elbow (strike))
  11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
  12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
  13. Grabbing the clavicle
  14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
  15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
  16. Stomping a grounded opponent
  17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel
  18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck (see Piledriver)
  19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area
  20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
  21. Spitting at an opponent
  22. Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent
  23. Holding the ropes or the fence
  24. Attacking an opponent on or during the break
  25. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
  26. Attacking an opponent after the bell (horn) has sounded the end of a round
  27. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
  28. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
  29. Interference by the corner
  30. Throwing in the towel during competition

When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional. If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.

EventsEdit

Current championsEdit

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses Next Fight
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg) Vacant Titan FC 64
September 25, 2020
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg) Vacant March 4, 2015
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg)   Bruno Assis Titan FC 70
July 2, 2021
0
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg)   Dilano Taylor Titan FC 69
May 14, 2021
1
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg) Vacant August 25, 2020
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg)   Ali al-Qaisi Titan FC 71
August 06, 2021
0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg)   Ira Lukowsky Titan FC 73
December 17, 2021
0
Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg)   Victor Dias Titan FC 68
March 26, 2021
1
Women's Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg) Vacant October 7, 2017 0
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg) Uninaugurated
Women's Strawweight 115 lb (52 kg) Uninaugurated
Combat Grappling 170 lb (77 kg)   Gesias Cavalcante Titan FC 60
May 29, 2020
0

Title historyEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

206 to 265 lbs (93 to 120 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Chase Gormley
def. Jon Madsen
Titan FC 33
Mobile, AL, USA
March 20, 2015 104 days
Gormley vacated the title on July 2, 2015, after he signed with Bellator MMA.[18]
2   Said Sowma
def. Bobby Brents
Titan FC 64
Miami, Florida, USA
September 25, 2020 485 days
Sowma vacated the title in late 2020, after he signed with Bellator MMA.[19]

Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

186 to 205 lbs (84 to 93 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Vinny Magalhães
def. Jason Brilz
Titan FC 30
Cedar Park, TX, USA
September 26, 2014 159 days
Magalhães vacated the title on March 4, 2015, after he signed with the World Series of Fighting.[20]

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

171 to 185 lbs (77 to 84 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Bruno Assis
def. Shane O'Shea
Titan FC 70
Miami, FL, USA
July 2, 2021 205 days
(incumbent)

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

156 to 170 lbs (70 to 77 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Belal Muhammad
def. Steve Carl
Titan FC 38
Miami, FL, USA
April 30, 2016 41 days
Muhammad vacated the title on May 25, 2016, after he signed with the UFC.[21]
2   Dhiego Lima
def. David Michaud
Titan FC 39
Coral Gables, FL, USA
June 10, 2016 175 days
3   Jason Jackson Titan FC 42
Coral Gables, FL, USA
December 2, 2016 235 days
Jackson vacated the title on July 25, 2017, after he signed with the Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.
4   Jose Caceres
def. Rami Hamed
Titan FC 49
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
April 6, 2018 84 days
5   Uros Jurisic Titan FC 50
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
June 29, 2018 437 days
6   Michael Graves
def. Jared Gooden for the interim Title
Titan FC 53
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
March 15, 2019 618 days 1. def. Yuri Villefort at Titan FC 59 on Feb. 28, 2020

2. def. Oton Jasse at Titan FC 65 on Nov. 22, 2020

On September 9, 2019, Graves was promoted to undisputed Welterweight Champion as Jurisic was stripped of his title due to ongoing medical issues and a bout outside of his Titan FC contract.[22]
-   Kamal Magomedov
def. Italo da Silva Goncalves for the interim Title
Titan FC 57
Dominican Republic
October 19, 2019 132 days
Magomedov was stripped of the Interim title when he pulled out of a fight with the current Welterweight Champion Michael Graves on Feb. 28, 2020.
Graves was stripped of the title when he missed weight for his title defense on Nov. 22, 2020.
6   Dilano Taylor
def. Carlos Matos
Titan FC 69
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
May 14, 2021 254 days
(incumbent)
1. def. Marcus Edwards at Titan FC 73 on Dec. 17, 2021

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Pat Healy
def. Kurt Kinser
Titan FC 33
Mobile, AL, USA
March 20, 2015 183 days 1. def. Marcus Edwards at Titan FC 34 on July 18, 2015
2   Rick Hawn Titan FC 35
Ridgefield, WA, USA
September 19, 2015 31 days
Rick Hawn retired, vacating the Lightweight title.[23]
3   Gesias Cavalcante
def. Pat Healy
Titan FC 39
Coral Gables, FL, USA
June 10, 2016 56 days
4   Freddy Assuncao Titan FC 40
Coral Gables, FL, USA
August 5, 2016 469 days
-   Kurt Holobaugh
def. Gesias Cavalcante for the Interim Title
Titan FC 44
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
May 19, 2017 52 days
Assuncao was stripped of the title due to inactivity & Holobaugh vacated the title to compete on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
5   Raush Manfio
def. Chazz Walton
Titan FC 46
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
November 17, 2017 224 days 1. def. Lee Henry Lilly at Titan FC 48 on February 16, 2018
Manfio was stripped of the title when he was defeated by Sidney Outlaw at Titan FC 50. Outlaw didn't make weight, so wasn't eligible to win title.
-   Martin Brown
def. Beibit Nazarov for the Interim Title
Titan FC 51
Almaty, Kazakhstan
December 21, 2018 302 days
Brown was stripped of the title when he failed to make weight at Titan FC 57 in his bout against Johansser Paulino.
-   Rafael Alves
def. Felipe Douglas for the Interim Title
Titan FC 54
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
April 26, 2019 1003 days
(incumbent)
Rafael Alves vacates title to fight on Dana White's Contender Series.

Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Desmond Green
def. Steven Siler
Titan FC 32
Lowell, MS, USA
December 19, 2014 92 days
2   Kurt Holobaugh Titan FC 33
Mobile, AL, USA
March 20, 2015 121 days
3   Andre Harrison Titan FC 34
Houston, TX, USA
July 18, 2015 2381 days
1. def. Desmond Green at Titan FC 35 on September 19, 2015

2. def. Steven Siler at Titan FC 37 on March 4, 2016
3. def. Deivison Ribeiro at Titan FC 39 on June 10, 2016
4. def. Alexandre Bezerra at Titan FC 41 on September 9, 2016

Harrison vacated the title on November 23, 2016, after he signed with the World Series of Fighting.[24]
4   Luis Raul Gomez
def. Sodiq Yusuff
Titan FC 47
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
December 15, 2017 112 days
5   Jason Soares Titan FC 49
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
April 6, 2018 589 days

1. def. Caio Uruguai at Titan FC 52 on January 25, 2019
2. def. Ariston Franca at Titan FC 54 on April 26, 2019
3. def. Andrew Whitney at Titan FC 56 on August 23, 2019

Soares vacated title on November 16, 2019 after he signed with the PFL[25]
6   Olivier Murad
def. Muhammadjon Naimov
Titan FC 67
Miami, FL, USA
February 12, 2021 175 days
Murad vacated the title in August when he signed on to compete in Dana White's Contender Series.
7   Ali AlQaisi
def. Andrew Whitney
Titan FC 71
Miami, FL, USA
August 06, 2021 170 days
(incumbent)

Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

126 to 135 lbs (up to 61 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Brett Johns
def. Walel Watson
Titan FC 33
Mobile, AL, USA
March 20, 2015 121 days
Johns was stripped of the title on July 17, 2015, after failing to make weight for his first title defense at Titan FC 34.[26]
2   Anderson dos Santos
def. Ricky Simon
Titan FC 37
Ridgefield, WA, USA
March 4, 2016 119 days
dos Santos was stripped of the title on August 5, 2016, when he was defeated by Andrew Whitney in a non title tournament Semi Final at Titan FC 40
3   Farkhad Sharipov
def. Andrew Whitney
Titan FC 42
Coral Gables, FL, USA
December 2, 2016 168 days
4   Jose Torres Titan FC 44
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
May 19, 2017 378 days 1. def. Gleidson DeJesus at Titan FC 46 on November 17, 2017
Torres vacated the title in June of 2018 after signing a contract with the UFC
5   Rudson Caliocane
def. Edir Terry
Titan FC 52
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
January 25, 2019 284 days
6   Irwin Rivera
def. Matt Wagy for the interim Title
Titan FC 55
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
June 28, 2019 136 days 1. def. Danny Sabatello at Titan FC 58 on December 20, 2019
Rivera was promoted to an undisputed champion after Caliocane vacated the title on Nov. 11, 2019 when he suffered a brain stem injury at a Future FC event.[27] Eventually in mid-June 2020, Rivera vacated his title to sign with the UFC.[28]
7   Danny Sabatello
def. Raymond Ramos
Titan FC 61
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
June 28, 2020 327 days 1. def. Da'Mon Blackshear at Titan FC 67 on February 12, 2021
Sabatello vacated the title in May of 2021 after signing a contract with the Bellator MMA
8   Ira Lukowsky
def. Alberto Montes
Titan FC 73
Miami, FL, USA
December 17, 2021 37 days
(incumbent)

Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

116 to 125 lb (53 to 57 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Tim Elliott
def. Iliarde Santos
Titan FC 34
Kansas City, MO, USA
July 18, 2015 384 days

1. def. Felipe Efrain at Titan FC 35 on September 19, 2015
2. def. Pedro Nobre at Titan FC 37 on March 4, 2016

Elliott vacated the title in December of 2016 after signing a contract with the UFC
2   Jose Torres
def. Abdiel Velazquez for the Interim title
Titan FC 40
Coral Gables, FL, USA
August 5, 2016 665 days

1. def. Pedro Nobre at Titan FC 43 on January 21, 2017
2. def. Alberto Orellano at Titan FC 48 on February 16, 2017

Torres vacated the title in June of 2018 after signing a contract with the UFC
3   Juan Puerta
def. Kazbek Ashimov
Titan FC 51
Almaty, Kazakhstan
December 21, 2018 448 Days

1. def. Claudio Ledesma at Titan FC 55 on June 28, 2019
2. def. Reynaldo Adolfo de los Santos at Titan FC 57 on October 19, 2019

Puerta vacated the title on March 13, 2020 after signing a contract with Combate Americas
4   Wascar Cruz
def. Christian Ynastrilla
Titan FC 63
Miami, Florida
August 28, 2020 210 Days
5   Victor Dias Titan FC 68
Miami, Florida
March 26, 2021 303 days
(incumbent)
1. def. Ryskulbek Ibraimov at Titan FC 72 on September 17, 2021

Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

126 to 135 lbs (up to 61 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Kalindra Faria
def. Carina Damm
Titan FC 41
Coral Gables, FL, USA
September 9, 2016 393 days
Faria vacated the title in October of 2017 after signing a contract with the UFC

Women's Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

116 to 125 lb (53 to 57 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 N/A N/A N/A

Women's Strawweight ChampionshipEdit

106 to 115 lb (48 to 52 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1 N/A N/A N/A

Combat Grappling Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

156 to 170 lbs (70 to 77 kg)
No. Name Event Date Reign Defenses
1   Gesias Cavalcante
def. Raush Manfio
Titan FC 60
Miami, FL, USA
May 29, 2020 604 days
(incumbent)

Notable fightersEdit

Notable fighters who have competed in Titan FC.

ReferencesEdit

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