The second event in Titan FC’s return, “Titan FC 61” sees their first championship MMA match since February. In the main event, Danny Sabatello and Raymond Ramos compete for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight belt. Follow along with the action from the Intercontinental Hotel & Resort Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida, USA with this article which will update throughout the evening.
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Main Card (8:00PM EDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 6: Danny Sabatello (7-1) vs. Raymond Ramos (5-3) (Vacant Titan FC Bantamweight Championship)
Sabatello Becomes New Titan FC Bantamweight Champion
A first-round rear naked choke crowned Danny Sabatello as the new Titan FC Bantamweight Champion, stopping Raymond Ramos.
Sabatello got many takedowns early on, but Ramos was able to get up many times. Once they went down with Sabatello on the back of Ramos a rear naked choke ended the fight.
“I’ll fight again in an hour, hour-and-a-half,” boasted Sabatello after the fight.
Moments after the fight were somewhat tense as Ramos refused to shake the hand of Sabatello.
This fight was Sabatello’s second shot at the Titan FC belt, as a late 2019 fight against Irwin Rivera saw him get finished in the fourth round.
Sabatello bounced back with a win last May, defeating Chris Johnson with an arm triangle choke in the third round. Seven of Sabatello’s eight professional wins did not go the distance.
This fight ended the three-fight winning streak that Ramos had before.
Bout 5: Landon Quinones (4-1-1) vs. Geralbert Castillo (4-1) (Lightweight)
Quinones Out-Strikes Castillo
The co-main event of the evening saw Landon Quinones pick up a unanimous decision over Geralbert Castillo. The win was a strong one for Quinones, who nearly finished Castillo with strikes in the final two rounds.
The second round both fighters have their moments, as Castillo dropped Quinones early. Quinones was able to battle back, landing dozens of punches and knees that made Castillo go on defence.
“I don’t even remember that s*** to be real. That’s my first time getting dropped ever,” said Quinones after the fight.
Quinones was able to stop takedown attempts throughout, keeping the fight on the feet.
Quinones, who has fought in Titan FC for most of his career, got his third straight win in the promotion.
Bout 4: Victor Dias (6-2) vs. Cleveland McLean (12-8) (Flyweight)
Dias Edges Out Scorecard Win
The fourth fight of the evening saw Victor Dias get a split decision win over Cleveland McLean. Dias’ success in the fight came from his ground work, having McLean in trouble with a rear naked choke on two instances.
The fight was the Titan FC debut for Dias, who had primarily fought on the Brazilian regional scene before. A two-fight winning streak by McLean was ended in this fight.
“Tell you what. I’m your new flyweight champion just give me the opportunity I’ll go and get it,” said the translator for Dias after the fight.
After the fight, Dias proposed to his wife, who was not at the event.
Bout 3: Christian Ynastrilla (5-1) vs. Philip Keller (2-4) (Catchweight 130 lbs)
Ynastrilla Catches Keller Early
Christian Ynastrilla got a quick win over Philip Keller with a triangle choke.
The position happened after Keller caught a leg kick for a takedown. After Keller tried for an armbar, he transitioned into a triangle choke to end the fight.
“I was just calm and I kept looking for my spots,” said Ynastrilla after the fight.
The fight, which was first meant to be a flyweight bout was moved to a 130-pound catchweight after Keller came in at 137-pounds. After the fight, Ynastrilla mentioned this was the third time they were matched against each other.
The fight moves Keller to 2-5 as a pro.
Bout 2: Ryan Schwartzberg (0-0) vs. Joey Y’Shua (0-0) (Featherweight)
Y’Shua Gets Debut Win With Rear Naked Choke
In a professional debut, Joey Y’Shua got a rear naked choke victory over Ryan Schwartzberg. The featherweight contest showed Y’Shua skill on the ground, quickly moving from side control into full mount after a takedown from a clinch.
“It ended in a way I didn’t expect but I knew I could do it,” said Y’Shua after the fight.
Y’Shua emphasized after the fight that he was able to win the fight on the ground. “Everybody said my [Jiu-] Jitsu’s garbage. Hah, cap,” said Y’Shua.
Bout 1: Collin Lubberts (4-1) vs. Irvin Jones (3-1) (Welterweight)
Lubberts Gets Scorecard Win
The show kicked off with a scorecard win, with Collin Lubberts defeating Irvin Jones. The edge went to Lubberts as he wobbled Jones in the first and second round.
Jones was hurt near the end of the second round, but Lubberts made the concious decision to not to try to get the finish right after.
“I believe I caught him towards the very end of that next round … I figured he thought I’d come very hard next round,” said Lubberts after the fight.
In what was a strictly kickboxing styled matchup, Lubberts earned his second-straight win on the professional scene.
After the fight, Lubbarts asked for a fight on TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series.”