Titan FC 59 Results: Two UFC Veterans Collide For The Welterweight Championship

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Titan FC Welterweight Championship
Michael Graves def. Yuri Villefort by TKO via strikes (4:40, R4) to retain the title

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Max Rohskopf def. Paulo Silva by submission via guillotine choke (1:53, R1)

Said Sowma def. Jermaine Barnes by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Cleveland McLean def. Desmond Moore by KO via knee strike (0:59, R1)

Roman Faraldo def. Garrett Bontekoe by TKO via strikes (1:49, R1)

Charlie Decca def. John Marquez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Charlie Decca vs. John Marquez

Round One: The round begins with Decca attacking Marquez with some leg kicks, Decca goes for a high kick and Marquez blocks it. Decca briefly drops a kicking Marquez with a counter jab, Marquez comes forward and he takes some swings at Decca. Marquez goes for his own head kick and Decca manages to block it, Decca grabs Marquez and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Decca attacks Marquez with some kicks to the midsection, Marquez scores a takedown on Decca and Decca gets right back up. Marquez stays at a distance while peppering Decca with some jabs, Decca scores a takedown on Marquez and he gets the half guard. Decca attacks Marquez with some ground and pound, Marquez eats more strikes while getting Decca in his full guard. Decca postures up and he kicks away at the legs of a downed Marquez, Decca regains top control on Marquez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Decca

Round Two: The round begins with Decca immediately attacking Marquez with some leg kicks, Marquez goes for a kick to the midsection of Decca. Decca comes forward and he cracks Marquez with a left hook, Decca scores a takedown on Marquez and Marquez gets right back up. Marquez gets Decca against the cage wall after barely landing a front kick to his midsection, the fighters separate and Marquez goes for a high kick. Marquez grabs Decca and he gets him back against the cage wall after landing a knee strike, the fighters separate and Marquez lands a two punch combination. Decca gets Marquez against the cage wall after eating a knee strike to the midsection, Marquez rocks Decca with an elbow strike to the head followed by a knee strike. A brief striking exchange breaks out between the two while they are near the cage wall, Marquez nails a swinging Decca with a kick to the midsection. Decca comes forward and he cracks Marquez with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Marquez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Marquez attacking Decca with a variety of kicks, Marquez lands a bunch of leg kicks against Decca. Decca scores a takedown on Marquez and he gets back control, Marquez eats a few strikes while getting Decca in his half guard. Decca attacks Marquez with some ground and pound, Marquez eventually gets Decca in his full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Decca scoring another takedown and getting the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Decca (Final Score: 29-28 for Decca)

Official Result: Charlie Decca def. John Marquez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Cleveland McLean vs. Desmond Moore

Round One: The round begins with McLean attacking Moore with a few kicks, McLean starts landing some leg kicks against Moore. Moore grabs McLean and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and McLean levels Moore with a knee strike to the head that puts him out cold.

Official Result: Cleveland McLean def. Desmond Moore by KO via knee strike (0:59, R1)

Said Sowma vs. Jermaine Barnes

Round One: The round begins with Barnes attacking Sowma with some leg kicks, Barnes and Sowma get into a brief striking exchange. Barnes then cracks Sowma with a two punch combination, Sowma attacks Barnes with some leg kicks of his own. Barnes grabs Sowma and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Sowma throws a combination followed by a head kick. Barnes charges at Sowma while swinging wildly at him, Barnes grabs Sowma and he gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Sowma goes for another head kick, Sowma comes forward and he attacks Barnes with some combinations. The fighters take more swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barnes

Round Two: The round begins with Sowma attacking Barnes with some leg kicks, Barnes comes forward and he swings away at Sowma. Sowma responds by cracking Barnes with a right and then Barnes lands one of his own, Sowma cracks Barnes with a pair of right hooks. Barnes grabs Sowma and he gets him against the cage wall, Sowma spins Barnes into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging wildly at each other. Sowma gets Barnes against the cage wall while landing a multiple strike combination, the fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sowma (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Barnes backing up Sowma while taking some swings at him, Sowma and Barnes exchange some leg kicks. Sowma rocks Barnes after landing a series of rights, Sowma keeps Barnes at a distance while peppering him with jabs. Barnes grabs Sowma and he gets him up against the cage wall, Sowma gets free and he gets Barnes against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Sowma quickly gains back control on Barnes while landing some strikes, Barnes scrambles to his feet and Sowma gets him up against the cage wall until the round ends. 

After the round ended, a point was taken from Barnes from a fence grab just before the bell sounded.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Sowma (Final Score: 29-27 for Sowma)

Official Result: Said Sowma def. Jermaine Barnes by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Max Rohskopf vs. Paulo Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva attacking Rohskopf with some leg kicks, Silva then cracks Rohskopf with a two punch combination. Rohskopf stays at a distance while peppering Silva with jabs, Rohskopf drags Silva to the ground and he catches him in an arm in guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Max Rohskopf def. Paulo Silva by submission via guillotine choke (1:53, R1)

Roman Faraldo vs. Garrett Bontekoe

Round One: The round begins with faraldo immediately swinging away at Bontekoe, Bontekoe grabs a kicking faraldo and he gets him against the cage wall. Faraldo drops Bontekoe with a combination and he allows him to get back up, Bontekoe attacks Faraldo with a head kick followed by a right. Faraldo scores a takedown on Bontekoe and he gets the full guard, Bontekoe rolls for an arm bar and Faraldo escapes before landing ground and pound. Faraldo lands a bunch of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Roman Faraldo def. Garrett Bontekoe by TKO via strikes (1:49, R1)

Titan FC Welterweight Championship
Michael Graves (c) vs. Yuri Villefort

Round One: The round begins with Graves and Villefort exchanging a few kicks, Graves grabs Villefort and he gets him against the cage wall. Villefort attacks Graves with some knee strikes before separating, Villefort and Graves also exchange some leg kicks. Villefort comes forward and he attacks Graves with a few combinations, Graves grabs Villefort and he gets him back against the cage wall. Villefort spins Graves into the cage wall after eating an elbow strike to the head, the fighters separate and Villefort nails a kicking Graves with a counter strike combination. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Villefort

Round Two: The round begins with Graves cracking Villefort with a left hook, Graves grabs Villefort and he gets him against the cage wall. Villefort goes for a takedown and Graves winds up getting top control, Villefort rolls for an arm bar and Graves escapes to get head control. Graves drops for a guillotine choke and Villefort escapes to get top control, Graves scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Graves grabs Villefort and he gets him back against the cage wall, Graves nails Villefort with a spinning elbow strike followed by multiple knee strikes. Villefort goes for a takedown and Graves scrambles to get the full mount, Graves attacks Villefort with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Graves (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Graves immediately going for a takedown on Villefort and Villefort finds a way to get top control, Villefort transitions to the full mount against Graves. Villefort looks for back control and Graves sweeps him to get top control, Villefort scrambles to his feet and he gets Graves against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Graves goes for another takedown and he gets the full guard on Villefort. Villefort scrambles to his feet and he gets Graves against the cage wall, Villefort lands a few knee strikes against Graves. Villefort scores a takedown on Graves and he gets the full mount, Villefort transitions to back control on Graves before regaining full mount as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Villefort (Overall Score: 29-28 for Villefort)

Round Four: The round begins with Graves nailing Villefort with a left hook, Graves drags Villefort to the ground and he gets the full guard. Graves gains the half guard while attacking Villefort with some ground and pound, Graves gains back control while nailing Villefort with more strikes. Villefort scrambles and he gets Graves in his half guard, Graves attacks Villefort with more ground and pound. Graves transitions to the full mount against Villefort and he attacks him with a ton of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Michael Graves def. Yuri Villefort by TKO via strikes (4:40, R4) to retain the title

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