On Friday, Feb. 28, Titan Fighting Championship hosted its 27th event from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The main card aired live on the CBS Sports Network.

In the main event, Ultimate Fighter runner-up Mike Ricci returned to action for the first time since his UFC release to take on UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jorge Gurgel in a lightweight contest. Ricci, who holds a record of 8-4, went 1-2 inside the Octagon and looked to bounce back from a loss to Myles Jury in September. Meanwhile, Gurgel was competing for the first time since the final Strikeforce event in January of 2013. The 37-year-old is known for his exciting style, but was looking to snap a two-fight skid.

The co-main event also featured a match-up of big show veterans looking for redemption as middleweights Matt Riddle and Michael Kuiper locked horns. Riddle was released from the UFC following his second positive test for marijuana in February of last year. He stepped into the Titan cage riding a four-fight winning streak, tainted by the two no-contests stemming from the failed drug tests. The Dutchman Kuiper entered the world-famous Octagon with a sparkling 11-0 record, but struggled to find consistency at the sport’s highest level, dropping three of his four appearances.

The 10-fight event kicked off Friday with two preliminary card bouts streaming live on cbssportsnetwork.com at 10:30 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card followed at 11:30 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.

For a recap and results of the event, click here.

Below is a photo gallery of the night’s action shot by The MMA Corner’s Jeff Vulgamore.