Titan FC 64: Sowma vs. Brents Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage of Titan FC 64. The live coverage can be viewed here.

Quick Results:

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)

Play-by-Play:

Bout 1: Jonathan Calderon (0-0) vs. Adrian Garcia (1-1) (Flyweight)

Calderon was the more active striker on the feet in the first round, coming forward with punches more frequently. Calderon shot for a takedown in the third minute that Garcia stopped. Calderon landed two hard kicks after. Garcia was backed up against the cage a few times in the round.

Garcia scored a takedown early in the second round after Calderon pushed forward with punches. Calderon was able to get up a minute later. Calderon connected with a clean right cross in the third minute of the round. Calderon kept pressing forward with strikes, although Garcia was able to connect on the backfoot as well. Garcia got a second takedown in the fourth minute of the fight, taking half guard on top. They returned to the feet with a minute left to work. Calderon had a takedown attempt stopped moments after, clinching against the cage with Garcia after. Calderon landed a right hand that dropped Garcia in the closing seconds of the round, causing him to roll backwards before standing back up.

Like the rounds before, Calderon opened it by being the advancing fighter. Garcia had takedown attempts stopped early in the fight. Garcia got a takedown in the third minute of the round, taking half ground on top. Calderon was quick to get the fight back to the feet. Garcia had a good final minute of the fight, putting together combinations of punches that connected clean. Both fighters were swinging with wild punches before the fight ran out of time. After three rounds, Garcia won a split decision (29-28 Garcia, 29-28 Calderon & 29-28 Garcia).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Calderon 10 10 8 29
Garcia 9 9 10 28

Bout 2: Danny Collazo (0-0) vs. Christopher Lavant (0-5) (Lightweight)

Collazo got a takedown early, getting up quickly and landing a leg kick to Lavant, who was still grounded. Back on the feet, Collazo got a takedown from a clinch. He was able to move into side control, taking the back of Lavant shortly after. Collazo threw some punches from the back before putting in a rear naked choke that made Lavant tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Collazo
Lavant

Bout 3: Royberth Echeverria (0-0) vs. Philip Keller (2-5) (Flyweight)

A right hand hurt Keller early in the first round. Keller started to shoot for takedowns after punches started to connect for Echeverria. Keller was hurt again in the second minute of the round by a right hook. Echeverria dropped Keller with a knee, Echeverria landed elbows and punches on the ground until the referee concluded the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Echeverria
Keller

Bout 4: Evelyn Martins (0-0) vs. Serena DeJesus (1-1) (Bantamweight)

Martins threw a high tempo of punches early in the fight. DeJesus was able to block lots of shots and sometimes return with her own, although the volume of Martins was much more overwhelming early on. DeJesus protested an eye poke late in the first round, although the referee did not stop the fight. Martins came forward with punches late in the round as DeJesus was still managing her eye poke.

Martins looked to be the fresher fighter at the start of the second round. Martins started to open up with more body kicks in the second round. DeJesus motioned that she was poked in the eye again in the third minute of the fight. Martins was able to land a combination after DeJesus backed up due to the poke. Leg kicks started to wobbled DeJesus late in the round.

Martins landed a kick to the body that hurt DeJesus in the second minute of the third round. Martins put together numerous strikes, including knees to the body in the clinch after. DeJesus closed the round well, coming forward and landing punches. Martin picked up a win via unanimous decision after three rounds (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Martins 10 10 10 30
DeJesus 9 9 9 27

Bout 5: Michael Lilly (7-5) vs. Dilano Taylor (2-1) (Welterweight)

Taylor was connecting with clean leg kicks in the first minute of the fight. A left hook from Taylor rocked Lilly in the second minute of the fight. Taylor put in a rear naked choke to Lilly while they were on the feet, going to the ground shortly after. Lilly tapped out quickly after.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Lilly
Taylor

Bout 6: Said Sowma (5-1) vs. Bobby Brents (17-7) (Vacant Titan FC Heavyweight Championship)

The first round was a slow pace to start. While Brents kept Sowma against the cage, Brents was doing the striking by connecting with leg kicks. A timeout was called in the fourth minute of the fight was Brents was kicked in the groin. They resumed almost immediately. Brents connected with a couple of punches late in the round. Sowma was able to return with a couple of punches before the round concluded.

Sowma opened the second round with a leg and body kick. Brents caught a leg in the second minute of the fight, although he couldn’t do anything with it. Brents started getting clearly hurt by the leg kicks as the fight crossed into the second half of the second round. Brents got a takedown in the fourth minute from catching a leg kick. Sowma was quick to return to his feet, although Brents had a body lock on him from his back. They separated with 10 seconds left in the round. Sowma connected with two knees to the head, dropping Brents to his knees with the second shot. Sowma continued with punches until the round ran out of time.

A leg kick hurt Brents to start the third round. Sowma landed a takedown after hitting Brents with some punches on the feet. Sowma stepped into full mount while still throwing punches. He kept with the punches until the fight was stopped by the referee.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Total
Sowma 10 10
Brents 9 8

 

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