Titan FC 71 Results: Ali AlQaisi Wins Featherweight Gold, Plus Nate Marquardt Returns!

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Vacant Titan FC Featherweight Title
Ali AlQaisi def. Andrew Whitney by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

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Ryan Kuse def. Amir Naser Kazemi by TKO via strikes (4:44, R2)

Nate Marquardt def. Michael Cora by submission via arm bar (2:39, R1)

Devon Dixon def. Brandon Lopez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Adrian Garcia def. Shojin Miki by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Richie Lewis def. Ernesto Rodriguez by TKO via strikes (2:57, R2)


Vacant Titan FC Featherweight Title
Andrew Whitney vs. Ali AlQaisi

Round One: The round begins with Whitney coming forward and he cracks AlQaisi with an overhand right, AlQaisi starts landing some leg kicks on Whitney. AlQaisi grabs a swinging Whitney and he gets him against the cage wall, AlQaisi scores a takedown on Whitney and he gets the full mount. AlQaisi attacks Whitney with ground and pound, Whitney sweeps AlQaisi and he finds a way to get top control. Whitney attacks AlQaisi with some of his own ground and pound, AlQaisi scrambles to his feet and he catches Whitney in a guillotine choke. AlQaisi releases the choke to land some strikes on a downed Whitney, AlQaisi rolls for a Peruvian necktie on Whitney as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for AlQaisi

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Whitney lands an overhand right on AlQaisi before eating a knee strike. AlQaisi and Whitney also exchange a bunch of leg kicks, AlQaisi pops Whitney with a spinning back kick to the midsection. AlQaisi lands a head kick against the swinging Whitney, Whitney badley misses a jump knee strike against AlQaisi. Whitney and AlQaisi mostly miss their combination exchanges, AlQaisi hunts for a takedown before popping Whitney with a short right uppercut. AlQaisi attacks Whitney with a few high kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for AlQaisi (Overall Score: 20-18 for AlQaisi)

Round Three: The round begins with AlQaisi peppering Whitney with some jabs, AlQaisi misses a spinning head kick against Whitney. AlQaisi accidentally nails Whitney low and the fight is halted, the action resumes with AlQaisi tripping up a kicking Whitney and he gets top control on the ground. AlQaisi gains the full mount on Whitney while setting up for a Von Flue choke, AlQaisi transitions to back control while landing a few strikes. Whitney escapes some choke attempts to sweep AlQaisi and gain top control, AlQaisi wall walks to his feet and Whitney holds him against the cage wall. AlQaisi drags Whitney back to the ground before failing at a few choke attempts, Whitney scrambles to his feet and AlQaisi swings away at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for AlQaisi (Overall Score: 30-27 for AlQaisi)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs and other strikes, AlQaisi pops a swinging Whitney with a counter left hook. AlQaisi cracks an incoming Whitney with a kick to the midsection, Whitney comes forward and he hits AlQaisi with a right. AlQaisi lands a left hook before eating a counter right from Whitney, Whitney stuns a swinging AlQaisi with another counter left. AlQaisi goes back to attacking Whitney with some leg kicks, AlQaisi also lands front kicks to the face of Whitney. Whitney lands a counter right on a kicking AlQaisi as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Whitney (Overall Score: 39-37 for AlQaisi)

Round Five: The round begins with AlQaisi and Whitney trading some jabs and leg kicks, AlQaisi and Whitney also exchange some high kick attempts. Whitney backs up AlQaisi while trading left hooks with him, AlQaisi trips up Whitney while landing more leg kicks. AlQaisi and Whitney start getting into some wild striking exchanges, AlQaisi pops Whitney with a left hook to the midsection. AlQaisi goes for a spinning head kick and Whitney avoids it, AlQaisi nails Whitney with a spinning back kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for AlQaisi (Final Score: 49-46 for AlQaisi)

Official Result: Ali AlQaisi def. Andrew Whitney by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

Ryan Kuse vs. Amir Naser Kazemi

Round One: The round begins with Kuse nailing Kazemi with a front kick to the face, Kuse follows up by kicking Kazemi in the midsection. Kuse and Kazemi get into some brief striking exchanges, Kuse grabs Kazemi and he gets him up against the cage wall. Kuse scores a takedown on Kazemi and he gets the half guard, Kuse postures up and he regains top control on the ground a short time later. Kuse attacks Kazemi with some ground and pound, Kazemi rolls for the heel hook on Kuse and Kuse defends. Kuse briefly postures up before landing more ground and pound on Kazemi, Kuse attacks Kazemi with a ton more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kuse

Round Two: The round begins with Kazemi attacking Kuse with some leg kicks, Kazemi cracks a swinging Kuse with a counter right cross. Kazemi and Kuse get into a few striking exchanges while also trading high kick attempts, Kuse scores a takedown on Kazemi and he gets the half guard, Kuse transitions to back control and then the full mount on Kazemi. Kuse attacks Kazemi with a lot of ground and pound, Kuse regains back control on Kazemi before returning to the full mount. Kuse regains back control before regaining the full mount again, Kuse attacks Kazemi with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ryan Kuse def. Amir Naser Kazemi by TKO via strikes (4:44, R2)

Nate Marquardt vs. Michael Cora

Round One: The round begins with Cora and Marquardt exchanging kick attempts, Marquardt starts landing some leg kicks on Cora. Marquardt eats a leg kick before popping Cora with a right, Marquardt then nails Cora with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Cora comes forward and Marquardt cracks him with a few counter right hooks, Marquardt grabs Cora and he gets him against the cage wall. Marquardt scores a takedown on Cora and he gets back control, Cora scrambles to his feet and Marquardt holds him against the cage wall. Cora gets free and he drops Marquardt after landing a multiple punch combination, Cora pounces on a downed Marquardt and Marquardt catches him in an arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Nate Marquardt def. Michael Cora by submission via arm bar (2:39, R1)

Richie Lewis vs. Ernesto Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Rodriguez lights up Lewis with a few combinations. Lewis scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets back control, Rodriguez scrambles to his feet and Lewis gets him back down. Lewis transitions to back control on Rodriguez. Rodriguez makes it to his feet and he shakes Lewis off of his back, Lewis drags Rodriguez back to the ground and Rodriguez gets back up while eating strikes. Lewis cracks Rodriguez with a knee strike before a wild striking exchange breaks out, Rodriguez then cracks Lewis with a multiple punch combination. Lewis backs Rodriguez into the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes and leg kicks, Lewis stuns Rodriguez after landing a trio of left hooks. Lewis backs Rodriguez into the cage wall while landing a multitude of strikes, Rodriguez cracks Lewis with knee strikes and punches as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lewis

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez nailing Lewis with a knee strike to avoid a takedown, Rodriguez backs Lewis into the cage wall after landing a plethora of rights. Lewis keeps Rodriguez against the cage wall while landing foot stomps, Lewis scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets him in a seated position. Rodriguez scrambles to his feet and he gets Lewis against the cage wall, Lewis gets Rodriguez back down before landing ground and pound. Lewis turns up the heat with the strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Richie Lewis def. Ernesto Rodriguez by TKO via strikes (2:57, R2)

Adrian Garcia vs. Shojin Miki

Round One: The round begins with Miki and Garcia exchanging some leg kicks, Miki grabs Garcia and he gets him up against the cage wall. Miki drags Garcia to the ground and Garcia gets right back up, Miki gets Garcia back to the ground while gaining back control. Garcia sweeps Miki and he manages to get top control on the ground, Garcia advances to the half guard against Miki. Garcia attacks Miki with some ground and pound, Miki eventually gets Garcia back into his full guard while eating a few more strikes. Garcia regains the half guard on Miki as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia

Round Two: The round begins with Garcia and Miki exchanging some leg kicks, Miki looks for a takedown after Garcia attempts a head kick. Garcia scores a takedown on Miki and he gains the half guard, Garcia starts landing some ground and pound on Miki. Miki scrambles to his feet and Garcia holds him against the cage wall before dragging him back to the ground, Garcia lands more ground and pound on Miki. Miki scrambles to his feet again and Garcia gets him right back to the ground, Miki sweeps Garcia and he gets top control on the ground. Miki maintains top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia (Overall Score: 20-18 for Garcia)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Garcia backs Miki into the cage wall after throwing more strikes. Garcia scores a takedown and Miki scrambles right back to his feet, Garcia drags Miki back to the ground and he gets the half guard. Miki eats a few strikes while moving Garcia into his full guard, Garcia attacks Miki with some ground and pound before gaining back control. Miki scrambles to his feet and Garcia gets him back down while getting the half guard, Garcia attacks Miki with more ground and pound. Miki again scrambles to his feet and Garcia gets him right back down again, Miki scrambles to his feet again and he swings away at Garcia as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Garcia (Final Score: 30-27 for Garcia)

Official Result: Adrian Garcia def. Shojin Miki by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Devon Dixon vs. Brandon Lopez

Round One: The round begins with Dixon attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez scores a takedown on Dixon and he gets the full guard. Dixon rolls for a triangle choke on Lopez, Dixon transitions to an arm bar attempt and Lopez escapes to get the fight standing again. Dixon grabs Lopez and he gets him up against the cage wall, Dixon scores a takedown on Lopez and he gets the full guard. Dixon attacks Lopez with some ground and pound, Dixon transitions to the half guard on Lopez while landing more strikes. Dixon attacks Lopez with a lot more ground and pound while going back into his full guard, Dixon gains north/south control on Lopez while landing more strikes. Lopez scrambles to his feet while Dixon swings wildly at him, the fighters take some swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dixon

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Dixon lands some leg kicks against Lopez. Dixon cracks a swinging Lopez with a counter strike combo, Dixon scores a takedown on Lopez and he gets him in a seated position. Dixon transitions to the full mount and then back control on Lopez, Dixon attacks Lopez with some ground and pound. Dixon gets off balance and Lopez scrambles to get the fight standing again, Lopez barely lands an overhand right against Dixon. Dixon responds by cracking Lopez with a short right hook, Dixon scores a takedown on Lopez and Lopez gets right back up while landing a few strikes. Lopez stuffs a takedown attempt from Dixon and Lopez gets back control on the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dixon (Overall Score: 20-18 for Dixon)

Round Three: The round begins with Lopez popping Dixon with a few jabs to the face, Lopez also nails Dixon with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Dixon fires back and he attacks Lopez with a variety of kicks, Dixon nails a swinging Lopez with a kick to the midsection. Dixon cracks a swinging Lopez with a counter left hook, Lopez recovers and he stuns Dixon with a counter right. Lopez lands a few more rights before eating a few counter strikes from Dixon, Dixon looks for a takedown and Lopez defends while gaining back control on the ground. Lopez cracks Dixon with some ground and pound, Dixon rolls for a heel hook and Lopez defends while trapping his head. Lopez gets the open guard on Dixon while landing some more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Devon Dixon def. Brandon Lopez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


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