Titan FC is set to find their next heavyweight champion on Friday, as Said Sowma and Bobby Brents will battle for the promotion’s vacant belt in the main event of Titan FC 64. Follow along throughout the evening for live coverage of the event happening at the InterContinental Hotel Miami in Miami, Florida, USA.
A full preview of the card can be read here.
Main Card (8:00PM EDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 1: Adrian Garcia def. Jonathan Calderon via Decision, Split
Bout 2: Danny Collazo def. Christopher Lavant via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:15)
Bout 3: Royberth Echeverria def. Philip Keller via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:29)
Bout 4: Evelyn Martins def. Serena DeJesus via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 5: Dilano Taylor def. Michael Lilly via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:30)
Bout 6: Said Sowma def. Bobby Brents via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 0:34) (Vacant Titan FC Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 6: Said Sowma (5-1) vs. Bobby Brents (17-7) (Vacant Titan FC Heavyweight Championship)
Sowma Stops Brents In The Third To Become Champion
Said Sowma was crowned the new Titan FC Heavyweight Champion on Friday, stopping Bobby Brents in the third round with strikes. Sowma finished the fight in top position, landing enough punches for the referee to stop the fight.
He took the fight to the ground with a takedown early in the third round, scoring it shortly after hurting Brents badly with a leg kick.
Sowma connected with numerous leg kicks to Brents in the previous rounds as well.
Sowma had a five-fight streak of wins before the fight, with two of them coming from Titan FC.
The fight was Brents’ return to MMA, with his previous fight being a loss to Daniel Moielanczuk on an ACB card in March of 2018. His last combat sport outing was in September of 2019, defeating Don Wonch on a bare knuckle fighting card.
In a show of sportsmanship, Brents put the belt around Sowma after the fight.
Sowma versus Brents play-by-play.
Titan FC COO Announces Forthcoming Pro Debut
Before the main event, Lex McMahon, the COO of Titan FC, said he will make his pro debut on November 21st against Justin Thorton. McMahon, who is 49-years-old, will main event the card from the Dominican Republic.
“I’ve been asking these fighters to go in and fight and make money … It feels a bit unauthentic and disingenuous to not have done this,” said McMahon, explaining why he will make his debut.
He also mentioned he wants to raise awareness for PTSD and veteran suicide. He pledged he will donate his fight purse and sponsorship money towards the cause.
Thornton, the opponent of McMahon, has a 23-fight record as a pro that includes six wins and 17 losses.
McMahon called out his opponent during the announcement.
“Do not f****** underestimate me,” said McMahon.
Bout 5: Michael Lilly (7-5) vs. Dilano Taylor (2-1) (Welterweight)
Taylor Stops Lilly Early
An explosive and quick win in the co-main event went to Dilano Taylor, stopping Michael Lilly in the first round with a rear naked choke.
The opportunity for the choke appeared after Taylor hurt Lilly with a left hook. Taylor put in the choke on the feet, taking Lilly to the ground moments before the tap out.
“I dreamt about that finish for three nights straight,” said Taylor in his post-fight interview.
Lilly walked into the fight with much more experience, with nine more pro bouts than Taylor.
Taylor versus Lilly play-by-play.
Bout 4: Evelyn Martins (0-0) vs. Serena DeJesus (1-1) (Bantamweight)
Martins Defeats DeJesus In Debut
Evelyn Martins won her debut as a pro, defeating Invicta FC alum Serena DeJesus via decision. The victory for Martins showed the toughness and aggressive pace of both fighters on the feet.
While Martins had the better striking throughout, DeJesus was always in front of her and willing to come back.
There were a few times in the fight that DeJesus motioned that she was poked in the eye. The fight did not stop due to eye pokes at any point.
DeJesus fought in a one-night Invicta FC tournament earlier in the year, being defeated by Taylor Guardado in the second round of the bracket.
DeJesus had UFC fighter Roxanne Modafferi in her corner.
Martins versus DeJesus play-by-play.
Bout 3: Royberth Echeverria (0-0) vs. Philip Keller (2-5) (Flyweight)
Echeverria Successful In Pro Debut
Royberth Echeverria won his pro debut in the third bout, stopping Philip Keller in the first round with strikes. Keller was dropped in the second minute after a punch and knee to the body. Strikes on the ground concluded the fight.
The broadcast mentioned that Echeverria was vocal member the opposition to Venezuela’s government. He wore a “Guy Fawkes mask” to the cage with the Venezuelan flag painted on it.
Keller came into the fight with a negative record of two wins and five losses,
Echeverria versus Keller play-by-play.
Bout 2: Danny Collazo (0-0) vs. Christopher Lavant (0-5) (Catchweight 160 lbs)
Collazo Wins Pro Debut
Danny Collazo won his pro debut against Christopher Lavant in the second bout. Collazo stopped Lavant early with a rear naked choke, finishing the fight after being dominant on the ground.
The fight was Lavant’s sixth as a pro, with the previous appearances all being losses.
“I wanted to show a little bit more of my striking, but the opportunity presented itself to do the choke,” said Collazo in his post-fight interview.
Lavant missed weight for the catchweight bout, coming in four-and-a-half pounds over the limit.
Collazo versus Lavant play-by-play.
Bout 1: Jonathan Calderon (0-0) vs. Adrian Garcia (1-1) (Flyweight)
Garcia Wins War Against Calderon
Kicking off the card, Adrian Garcia defeated Jonathan Calderon via split decision. The fight saw Garcia land the higher volume of takedowns while keeping up with Calderon’s fast pace on the feet.
Despite the loss, Calderon had his own moments, often being the aggressor in the striking exchanges.
The final round ended in mayhem, as both fighters swung wild hooks at each other until the round ran out of time.
Garcia made his debut as a pro in 2019, winning and losing a fight on the regional scene.
The broadcast said Calderon walked into the fight with a record of no wins and one loss, although databases like Tapology and Sherdog reflected that he had not fought as a pro before.