Titan Fighting Championships 41 Recap: Faria Takes Home The Gold, Harrison Wins Big

Welcome to the Fightful.com live coverage of Titan Fighting Championships 41, which will be taking place live from the Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Fight #1 – TFC Heavyweight Division Fight: Steve Mowry (0-0-0) vs. Marino Eatman (3-0-0)

Referee: Andrew Glenn

Round One

The round begins with Eatman catching Mowry with some leg kicks as he eats the jab, Mowry cracks a kicking Eatman with a right to the midsection. Mowry starts using the kicks on Eatman and he lands a push kick to his midsection, Eatman comes forward on Mowry while using his boxing game. Eatman continues coming at Mowry while throwing punches, Mowry scores the takedown on Eatman and he gets the north/south position. Mowry quickly transitions to back control on Eatman, Mowry flattens Eatman out while attacking him with ground and pound. Mowry goes for the rear naked choke and Eatman fights it off, Eatman scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Eatman comes forward on Mowry to attack him with a lot of punches, Mowry grabs the head of Eatman to nail him with knee strikes as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Eatman pressuring Mowry with his striking game, Mowry tries slowing down Eatman by attacking him with leg kicks. Mowry also attacks Eatman with a head kick that gets blocked, both fighters are throwing combinations with very little connecting. Eatman starts attacking Mowry with some leg kicks, Mowry then connects with a counter right on the swinging Eatman. Mowry briefly catches Eatman in the clinch and he attacks him with a knee strike, the fighters take turns attacking each other with more leg kicks. Eatman briefly gets Mowry on the cage wall while landing a two punch combination, Eatman clocks Mowry with an uppercut as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Mowry trying to keep Eatman at bay by throwing some jabs, Eatman follows Mowry around the cage while using his boxing combinations. Mowry gets Eatman in the clinch for a moment too land a knee strike to the head, Mowry scores a takedown on Eatman and he puts his weight on a seated Eatman. Mowry manages to get back control on Eatman, Eatman spins at the right moment to get top position on Mowry. Mowry catches Eatman in the triangle choke after a kimura attempt to force a tap out.

Official Result: Steve Mowry def. Marino Eatman by submission via triangle choke (2:49, R3)

Fight #2 – TFC Catchweight Division Fight: Cee-Jay Hamilton (8-4-0) vs. Jay Pressley (6-2-0)

Referee: Larry Folson

Round One

The round begins with Pressley taking a few swings at Hamilton, Hamilton avoids a few high kick attempts from Pressley. Pressley starts connecting with kicks to the body and legs of Hamilton, Hamilton backs up Pressley with an uppercut into a high kick. Pressley grabs a hold of the head of Hamilton before assaulting him with some knee strikes, Hamilton comes forward to land a knee strike on Pressley. Pressley starts catching Hamilton with a few kicks to his midsection, Pressley comes forward and Hamilton catches him with a right hook. Pressley nails Hamilton with a right before they both exchange knee strikes, Pressley slips after landing a leg kick and Hamilton winds up on his back. Pressley scrambles to get free and the fight standing, Hamilton scores a takedown on Pressley as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Pressley backing up Hamilton with a high kick attempt, Pressley also just starts to swing wildly at Hamilton. Pressley accidentally kicks Hamilton low and the referee halts the fight, the fight resumes with Hamilton nailing Pressley with a three punch combination. Pressley kicks away at Hamilton as he eats a two punch combination, Hamilton chases Pressley around the cage while landing an uppercut. Pressley looks for the takedown before catching Hamilton with a right, Pressley controls the head of Hamilton while landing a trio of knee strikes. Hamilton claims there was an eye poke from Hamilton and the referee did not see it, Pressley starts pressuring Hamilton with combinations. Pressley hits Hamilton with a right hook before landing more knee strikes, Pressley rocks Hamilton with a bunch of punches and knee strikes as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Hamilton attacking an incoming Pressley with leg kicks, Pressley starts attacking Hamilton with punching combinations. Hamilton occasionally mixes in jabs with his leg kicks on Pressley, Pressley hits Hamilton with a three punch combination before eating more leg kicks. Pressley rocks a swinging Hamilton with a counter right hook, Pressley comes forward on Hamilton while throwing combinations. Pressley goes for the roundhouse kick on Hamilton and he misses badly, Pressley goes for a takedown after exchanging blows with Hamilton. Hamilton then cracks and rocks Pressley with a right hook, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: Cee-Jay Hamilton def. Jay Pressley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Fight #3 – TFC Featherweight Division Fight: Caio Uruguai (5-0-0) vs. Ramon Emilio Martinez (7-1-0)

Referee: Andrew Glenn

Round One

The round begins with Uruguai nailing a kicking Martinez with a spinning elbow strike, the fighters also start exchanging a few leg kicks. Uruguai barely connects with a step in head kick on Martinez, Martinez scores a takedown on Uruguai and he gets the half guard. Uruguai scrambles and he winds up getting top position on Martinez, Uruguai postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Martinez. Martinez finds a way to get back up as Uruguai attempts a high kick on him, Martinez trips up Uruguai and he kicks away at the legs of the downed fighter. Uruguai gets back up and Martinez cracks him with a punch afterwards, Martinez trips up Uruguai again and he gets top position on him this time around. Martinez postures up to attack Uruguai with some strikes, Martinez stands and he allows Uruguai to stand up as well. Uruguai responds by attempt a high kick on Martinez, Martinez lands a two punch combo on Uruguai before blocking a knee strike attempt. Martinez holds Uruguai on the cage wall and then the fighters separate as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Uruguai attacking Martinez with a variety of kicks, Martinez responds by nailing Uruguai with a multiple punch combination. Uruguai attempts a spinning elbow strike after a high kick attempt on Martinez, Uruguai accidentally hits Martinez low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Uruguai hitting a leaping Martinez with a front kick, Uruguai also attacks Martinez with a high kick attempt and some leg kicks. The fighters stand in the center of the cage while exchanging some leg kicks, Uruguai goes for a knee strike and Martinez cracks him with a counter left. Uruguai eats a few more leg kicks before throwing a two punch combination, Martinez then cracks Uruguai with a kick to the midsection. Uruguai attempts another knee strike and a high kick as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Martinez quickly attacking Uruguai with a few leg kicks, Uruguai cracks Martinez with a kick to the midsection. Uruguai backs Martinez into the cage wall before attempting the high kick, Uruguai scores a takedown on Martinez and he gets the half guard. Uruguai transitions to the full mount on Martinez, Uruguai transitions to the back control position after Martinez tried to sweep him. Uruguai starts hunting for the rear naked choke submission on Martinez, Martinez finds a way to stand up with Uruguai on his back. Uruguai finally catches Martinez with a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Caio Uruguai def. Ramon Emilio Martinez by submission via rear naked choke (3:20, R3)

Fight #4 – TFC Lightweight Division Fight: Raush Manfio (7-1-0) vs. Demarques Jackson (5-0-0)

Referee: Larry Folson

Round One

The round begins with Jackson quickly attacking Manfio with some leg kicks, Manfio tries attacking Jackson with some punching combinations. Jackson nails Manfio with a kick to the midsection before eating a straight left, Jackson then holds Manfio against the cage wall as he hunts for the takedown. Jackson goes for a head kick before falling on his behind, Manfio looks for the takedown himself before catching Jackson with a knee strike. Jackson then hits Manfio with a right before landing a head kick, Manfio responds by landing a two punch combination and a high kick attempt on Jackson. Manfio comes forward and Jackson nails him with a knee strike for his efforts, the fighters exchange some more blows as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Manfio attacking Jackson with a three punch combination, Jackson avoids a right from Manfio before holding him against the cage wall. Manfio finds a way to separate from Jackson and get off of the cage wall, Manfio cracks a swinging Jackson with a two punch combination. Jackson scores a takedown on Manfio and Manfio pops right back up to his feet, Manfio backs Jackson into the cage wall by throwing a few punches. Jackson tries to slow Manfio down a little bit by landing a few leg kicks, Manfio responds by cracking Jackson with a knee strike to the midsection. Manfio eats a few shots before he catches Jackson with a kick to the rib cage, Jackson goes for a kick of his own and Manfio winds up scoring the takedown on him. Jackson scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing once again, Jackson then catches Manfio with a left hook to the midsection. Jackson blocks a kick from Manfio as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Manfio nailing a kicking Jackson with a counter right, Jackson backs up Manfio momentarily with a high kick attempt. Jackson follows that up by nailing Manfio with a left after a brief striking exchange, Manfio drops a swinging Jackson with a knee strike to the head. Manfio follows up by pouncing on Jackson with a plethora of elbow strikes and the referee is forced to jump in.

Official Result: Raush Manfio def. Demarques Jackson by TKO via strikes (1:42, R3)

Fight #5 – TFC Catchweight Division Fight: Martin Brown (9-2-0) vs. Brok Weaver (7-3-0)

Referee: Andrew Glenn

Round One

The round begins with Brown tripping up a kicking Weaver, Brown starts nailing a charging Weaver with some leg kicks. Weaver goes for a leg kick and Brown drops him with a straight right, Brown quickly gets top position on a downed Weaver. Weaver finds a way to his feet with Brown holding onto him from behind, the fighters clinch up and they exchange a few strikes. Weaver decides to hold Brown against the cage wall while hunting for the takedown, the fighters separate and Weaver attacks Brown with a superman punch. Brown takes some wild swings and Weaver counters with a combination of his own, the fighters take a few wild swings at each other before grappling and battling for position on the cage wall. Weaver separates from Brown before catching him with a straight right, Weaver goes for the takedown on Brown as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Brown dropping a swinging Weaver with a left hook, Brown pounces on a downed Weaver with strikes and the referee is forced to jump in.

Official Result: Martin Brown def. Brok Weaver by TKO via strikes (0:21, R2)

Fight #6 – TFC Catchweight Division Fight: Taylor Krahl (7-3-0) vs. Robert Turnquest (5-2-0)

Referee: Larry Folson

Round One

The round begins with Krahl attacking Turnquest with a few leg kicks, Turnquest charges at Krah and he lands a right before scoring a takedown. Turnquest settles in the half guard of Krahl as Krahl grabs his arm, Turnquest starts attacking Krahl with some hammer fists to the midsection. Krahl sweeps Turnquest to get top position after a kimura attempt, Krahl postures up and he allows Turnquest to stand back up as well. Turnquest charges at Krahl and he eats a knee strike for his efforts, Krahl scores a takedown on Turnquest and he gets the full mount. Krahl quickly transitions to the back control position on Turnquest, Krahl returns to full mount as he attacks Turnquest with ground and pound. Turnquest sweeps Krahl to get top position and then back control as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Turnquest attacking Krahl with a few leg kicks, Krahl comes forward on Turnquest with a high kick attempt. Turnquest scores a takedown and Krahl catches him in a guillotine choke, Turnquest eventually escapes the choke to maintain top position. Krahl attempts to defend the attacks from Turnquest by using the rubber guard, Krahl catches Turnquest in a triangle choke while on his back. Krahl holds Turnquest in the triangle choke while attacking him with elbow strikes until the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Turnquest instantly scoring a takedown on Krahl and he gets side control, Krahl tries to scramble and Turnquest winds up getting back control on Krahl. Turnquest goes for the rear naked choke and Krahl taps after a long struggle.

Official Result: Robert Turnquest def. Taylor Krahl by submission via rear naked choke (1:47, R3)

Fight #7 – TFC Welterweight Division Fight: Jason Jackson (5-2-0) vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro (18-5-0)

Referee: Andrew Glenn

Round One

The round begins with Jackson peppering Cavalheiro with some jabs, Cavalheiro then attacks Jackson with a left hook and front kick to the midsection. Jackson responds by cracking Cavalheiro with a kick to the rib cage, Cavalheiro recovers to attack Jackson with a two punch combination. Jackson charges at Cavalheiro while throwing a few punches, the fighters clinch up for a few moments to exchange some knee strikes. Jackson again charges at Cavalheiro while attempting some punches, Cavalheiro and Jackson exchange a bunch of leg kicks. Jackson trips up an incoming Cavalheiro with a leg kick, Cavalheiro gets back up and Jackson attacks him with a high kick attempt. Cavalheiro attacks Jackson with a spin kick to the head that gets blocked, Jackson drops a kicking Cavalheiro with a right. Jackson gets on top of a downed Cavalheiro to nail him with some ground and pound, Cavalheiro scrambles to his feet and Cavalheiro nearly drops Jackson with a strike. Cavalheiro again attempts a spinning back kick as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Jackson quickly backing Cavalheiro with a two punch combination, Cavalheiro responds by attacking Jackson with a variety of kicks. Cavalheiro continues going for his kicks as Jackson catches him with a two punch combination, Cavalheiro accidentally pokes Jackson in the eye and the referee did not see it. Cavalheiro scores a takedown on Jackson and he gets back control, Cavalheiro goes for the rear naked choke and Jackson escapes to get top position. Jackson transitions to the half guard on Cavalheiro after landing a strike or two, Cavalheiro quickly forces Jackson back into the full guard position. The referee stands up the fighters for lack of activity, the action resumes with Jackson attempting a high kick and the round comes to a close.

Round Three

The round begins with Cavalheiro quickly nailing Jackson with a kick to the midsection, the fighters simultaneously attack each other with kicks. Jackson then pops a swinging Cavalheiro with a counter right, Jackson follows up by kicking Cavalheiro in the midsection before eating a leg kick from his foe. Jackson backs Cavalheiro into the cage wall before attempting a high kick, the fighters briefly clinch up and exchange a few knee strikes. Cavalheiro creates some space by attempting a spinning kick against Jackson, Jackson scores a takedown on Cavalheiro and he gets the open guard. The referee stands up the competitors for a lack of action, the action resumes with Cavalheiro kicking Jackson in the midsection. Jackson recovers and he rocks Cavalheiro with a right uppercut before scoring the takedown, Jackson attacks Cavalheiro with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Official Result: Jason Jackson def. Rodrigo Cavalheiro by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Fight #8 - TFC Featherweight Title Fight: Andre Harrison (13-0-0) (Champion) vs. Alexandre Bezerra (19-4-0)

Referee: Larry Folson

Round One

The round begins with Bezerra peppering Harrison with a few jabs, Bezerra also starts attacking Harrison with a few leg kicks. Harrison occasionally cracks Bezerra with a few jabs, Harrison forces Bezerra against the cage wall while looking for the takedown. The fighters exchange blows until a few uppercuts from Harrison forces Bezerra to create some space, Bezerra recovers and he attacks Harrison with a high kick. Bezerra peppers Harrison with more jabs until he catches him with a right, Harrison recovers by popping a jabbing Bezerra with a right of his own. Harrison starts mixing in some leg kicks in his attack on Bezerra, Bezerra tries a high kick and Harrison blocks it. Bezerra again attempts a high kick as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Bezerra forcing Harrison into the cage wall with a striking combination, Harrison trips up Bezerra with an inside leg kick. Bezerra responds by using his jabs and leg kicks on Harrison, Bezerra backs up Harrison with a right and a high kick attempt. The fighters exchange a few leg kicks in the center of the cage, Harrison then cracks a jabbing Bezerra with an overhand right. Bezerra recovers and he nails Harrison with a straight right, Harrison is backed into the cage wall and he attacks Bezerra with combinations to make some space. Bezerra hits Harrison with a few leg kicks as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with Bezerra jabbing away at a backing Harrison, Harrison responds by exchanging leg kicks with Bezerra. Bezerra then cracks a swinging Harrison with a counter right, Harrison scores a takedown on Bezerra after eating a knee strike. Bezerra scrambles to his feet as Harrison punches him in the back of the head, the fighters start to just swing wildly at each other. Bezerra backs up Harrison into the cage wall with a three punch combination, Bezerra holds Harrison against the cage wall as he hunts for the takedown. Harrison eats a right to the face after separating from Bezerra, Harrison then cracks a swinging Bezerra with a few overhand rights. Bezerra goes for the takedown and Harrison stuffs him to keep the fight standing, Bezerra takes a few swings at Harrison as the round ends.

Round Four

The round begins with Harrison quickly hitting a jabbing Bezerra with a counter right, Harrison scores the takedown on Bezerra and Bezerra catches him in a guillotine choke. Harrison eventually escapes the choke to maintain top position, Bezerra uses a leg lock attempt to get top position on Harrison. Bezerra tries attacking a downed Harrison with some hammer fists, Harrison is able to spin and regain top position on Bezerra. Bezerra catches Harrison in a triangle choke and Harrison quickly escapes to keep top position, Bezerra causes a scramble and he winds up getting back control on Harrison. Bezerra starts attacking Harrison with some ground and pound, Bezerra transitions to the full mount and then back control again on Harrison. Bezerra hunts for the submission while attacking Harrison with lots of strikes, Bezerra rolls for the arm bar and then triangle choke as the round ends.

Round Five

The round begins with the fighters simply jabbing away at each other, Harrison rocks Bezerra with a pair of two punch combinations. Bezerra looks for the takedown as Harrison punishes him with more strikes, Harrison then cracks Bezerra with a right uppercut. Harrison follows that up with a four punch combination that was followed by a head kick, Harrison backs Bezerra into the cage wall while landing a multiple punch combination. Bezerra looks for more takedowns and Harrison avoids them all, Harrison chases Bezerra around the cage while attacking him with a variety of strikes. Harrison attacks Bezerra with a bunch of uppercuts while they were in the clinch, Bezerra recovers briefly to rocks Harrison with a knee strike to the face. Bezerra and Harrison just swing away at each other as the round ends.

Official Result: Andre Harrison def. Alexandre Bezerra by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46) to retain the TFC Featherweight Championship

Main Event - TFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Decision Fight: Carina Damm (23-12-0) vs. Kalindra Faria (17-5-1)

Referee: Andrew Glenn

Round One

The round begins with the fighters instantly engaging in a slugfest, Damm then hits a charging Faria with a multiple punch combination. Faria scores a takedown on Damm following another striking exchange, Faria postures up and she eats several up kicks from a downed Damm. Faria again postures up again and she qquickly settles back in top position on Damm, Faria occasionally attacks Damm with some ground and pound. Faria again postures up before settling in top position once again, Faria attacks Damm with some more ground and pound. Faria gets to posture up again and she again just regains top position on Damm, Faria transitions to full mount on Damm as the round ends.

Round Two

The round begins with Faria stalking Damm as Damm throws the occasional combination, Faria then rocks a swinging Damm with a two punch combination. Faria follows that up by catching Damm with a front kick to the midsection, the women just take some swings at each other at times. Faria also starts to attack Damm with some leg kicks, the fighters both catch each other with rights before Faria attempts a high kick. Faria attempts a jumping front kick and Damm easily blocks it, Damm goes for a spinning back fist that misses badly as well. Faria ducks her head and just decides to swing wildly at Damm, Faria then kicks a swinging Damm in the midsection. The women just swing wildly at each other with Faria connecting more as the round ends.

Round Three

The round begins with the women again just taking some wild swings towards each other, Faria also starts attacking Damm with a few leg kicks. Faria then connects with a hook kick to the head of Damm, Faria forces Damm into the cage wall and she gets caught in a standing guillotine choke. Faria escapes the choke and she separates from Damm, Damm circles Faria while throwing the occasional punch. Damm also starts popping Faria with a few leg kicks, the fighters start engaging in some striking exchanges again. The fighters both attempt a front kick on each other as the round ends.

Round Four

The round begins with Damm quickly grabbing a hold of Faria and she holds her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes as they stay locked on each other. Faria scores the takedown on Damm and she gets the full guard, Faria starts attacking Damm with some ground and pound. Faria postures up momentarily before Damm hits her with an illegal up kick and the referee halts the fight, the fight resumes with Damm attacking Faria with a punching combination. Damm blocks a kick from Faria before hitting her with a two punch combination, Faria scores another takedown on Damm after eating a kick to the midsection. Faria quickly postures up and she regains top position when she goes back to the ground, Faria maintains top position as the round ends.

Round Five

The round begins with Faria attacking Damm with a few different kicks, the fighters also take a few ill-fated swings at each other. Faria starts attacking Damm with some leg kicks as Damm is circling her, Faria then pops Damm with a straight left. Damm recovers to hit Faria with a right during a striking exchange, Damm then connects with a spin kick to the midsection of Faria. Faria backs up Damm after landing a two punch combination, Faria follows that up by nailing a swinging Damm with a counter right. Faria looks for the takedown and Damm catches her in a standing guillotine choke as the round ends.

Official Result: Kalindra Faria def. Carina Damm by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-45) to win the TFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship

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