On Friday October 31, 2014, Titan Fighting Championship held Titan FC 31: Torres vs Green, live from USF Sun Dome in Tapa, Florida. The unaired fights started at 7:00 PM EST and were followed by the preliminary card which streamed on CBSSports.com.  The televised main card started at 10:00 PM EST and was aired on the CBS Sports Network.

Originally the main event was a lightweight title fight between Mike Ricci faced Yoshiyuki Yoshida for the inaugural Titan FC lightweight championship. However, it was later revealed Yoshida had withdraw from the bout for undisclosed just hours before the fight. The fight was eventually scrapped entirely and Yoshida was cut from the promotion

As a results the bantamweight bout between Miguel Torres  and Desmond Green, which was originally scheduled for the co-main event, was promoted to the headlining act.  Prior to the fight with Green, Torres had put together a three-fight win streak on the smaller circuit. Green made his Titan FC debut — his previous five bouts were with Bellator MMA, where he went 3-2. Green came out quick and made short work of Torres.  Green landed a beautiful knee thant turned out Torres’ lights, then follwed it up with some needless punches forcing the referee to stop the fight seconds into the first round.

The new co-main event was  journeyman Matt Thompson against undefeated prospect Ken Hasegawa.  Matt Thompson has fought a whose  who of fightes for a variety of different regional promotions throughout his carret while Hasegawa has compile a soild 8-0 record but still hasn’t fought the big fighters on the big stage. In his first fight on a big stage, Hasegawa battered Matt Thompson for the better part ot three rounds earning the decision.  Thompson had his moments, but they were few and far between as this fight was pretty much all Hasegawa.

The main card started off with a welterweight bout between Tyler Stinson and Jose Figueroa. This fight might have been the best fight on the card and if it wasn’t it was certainly in consideration.  Both fighters brought everything they had and both fighters had each other hurt at certain points in the fight.  Figueroa dropped Stinson in the first but Stinson was able to recover and do the things that he needed to do to control the pace of this fight and strike his way to victory.   Due to all the changes on the card  second fight on the main card was afight between Joe Barajas and Sirwan Kakai. Before this Kakai had stated that Barajas did not deserve to be in the cage with him and Barajas came out early trying to prove him wrong, even dropping Kakai in the 1sr round.  However as the fight wore on it was Kakai that imposed his will and was able to out work and out grind Barajas before finishing him with a side choke in round 3.  The filler bout on the main card stayed in the welterweight division when 5-1 Hayder Hassan battled 8-1 rising star Felipe Portela. This fight started out slow with both fighters feeling each other out trying to find their range and it did not take long for Hassan to find his range.  Hassan landed a nice overhand right just over three minutes into the first turning out Portela’s lights forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight.

Full Fight Card Results are below:

MAIN CARD
Desmond Green def Miguel Torres by knockout (knee) Round 1 0.46

Ken Hasegawa def Matt Thompson by unanimous decision (30,27, 30,27, 30,27) Round 3 5:00

Hayder Hassan def Felipe Portela by knockout (punches) Round 1, 3:23

Sirwan Kakai def Joe Barajas by submission (side choke) Round 3, 4:40

Tyler Stinson def Jose Figueroa by split decision (29, 28 28,28 29,28) Round 3, 5:00

Streamed Preliminary Card

Scott Barrett vs. Kenny Garner

Steve Montgomery def Brock Jardine by knockout (knee), Round 2, .026

Michael Graves def Rafael Souza by submission (rear naked choke), Round 2, 2:37

Preliminary Card

Mike Bruno def Kamrin Naville by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28) Round 3, 5:00

William Sizemore def Matt Waggy by submission (guillitione), Round 3, 0:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

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