Jeff Aronson’s Titan Fighting Championship will invade the great state of Massachusetts when Titan FC 32, live from Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., airs live for the MMA world on Friday night, Dec. 19 on CBS Sports Network. The headliner will feature a battle for the vacant Titan featherweight title, with The Ultimate Fighter 14 veteran “Super” Steven Siler against “The Predator” Desmond Green, along with a co-main event of Judo ace Rick Hawn against longtime MMA veteran Carlo “Neo” Prater.

The card has changed greatly since its original announcement, but the current lineup still promises to deliver a superb array of bouts as only Titan FC can bring. As such, it leaves us with a wide amount of things to look forward to.

“What changes?”

Yes, boys and girls, we were serious when we said (and I quote), “The card has changed greatly since its original announcement.”

The original card featured a non-title heavyweight bout with Dave Herman against Walt Harris, but when Harris signed to the UFC, Herman instead drew Jon Madsen in what became a Titan heavyweight title bout. Not too long ago, however, an injury befell Herman, leading the way for Jack May, who originally planned to see Lew Polley on this same card, to enter the title bout opposite Madsen.

Unfortunately, an injury prevented Madsen from seeing action this weekend, so May has been scrapped from the card completely. Bouts such as Mike Ricci vs. Gesias Cavalcante, Brian Davidson vs. Aaron Neveu and Dave Courchaine vs. Cody Pfister all fell through for their own individual reasons.

The main event

Lately, we have begun to see more colorful (creative) strikers make their mark as fixtures of MMA’s featherweight ranks, but we still can’t leave out guys like Desmond Green and Steven Siler, who can do just about anything. For those that forgot, Green holds a wide arsenal of powerful strikes and an amateur wrestling background that included some NCAA Division-I experience. Meanwhile, Siler is a man that can attack either with shots of his own on the feet or with submission attempts on the ground.

What does it mean with the vacant Titan featherweight belt on the line? To those that know Green as well as they know Siler, this means that the outcome may boil down to who can rock the other first, but all bets are off anytime two fighters throw down in a five-round bout, title or no title, and with both men having a good history in bouts that went the distance, it seems more likely to see these two engage in a fun yet ugly bout that gets left in the hands of the judges.

Hawn vs. Prater

Both Rick Hawn and Carlo Prater are coming off of losses, but they still remain two noteworthy names in the sport because of what they have done in the past. The judoka Hawn owns wins over the likes of Lyman Good, Tom Gallicchio, Lloyd Woodard, and Brent Weedman among others, but he faces a tough test in Prater. Aside from the controversy that often surrounds his 2012 bout with Erick Silva, Prater is a man with a rather impressive record, with early career wins over guys like Carlos Condit and Melvin Guillard. With only one win in his last five, though, the pressure falls on Prater to really make some sort of statement against Hawn.

The undercard

It just would not be a Titan FC card without a solid mix of undefeated prospects, rising stars, and veterans. Former UFC flyweight Iliarde Santos sees action against Australian-born Factory X product Nick Honstein in a battle of unheralded flyweights, and beyond that, we see that 1-0 welterweight newcomer Wayne Ahlquist, 6-0 lightweight Milan Zerjal, and 7-0 featherweight Andre Harrison will come into this bout with undefeated records. Also, the card is slated to kick off with 10-2 fan favorite Ben Brewer, who has made his mark in promotions like Bellator MMA and the XFC.

About The Author

Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.