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

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)

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