On Friday, December 19, 2014, Titan Fighting Championship heads out to the east coast for their 32nd event and final event of the year. The fights are being held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA and are headlined by Steven Siler and Desmond Green, who will compete for the vacant featherweight championship. The co-main event is a great fight between Rick Hawn and Carlo Prater. The main card kicks off at 9 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network. 

The main event is a featherweight title fight between Steven Siler and Desmond Green. A familiar story line in MMA, you have the UFC veteran in Steven Siler facing the up and coming Desmond Green. The men aren’t far apart in age, but the experience gap and directions of their career tell a different story. Green has put together a solid sixteen victories and three loss professional record since 2012 and is looking to add another UFC vet to his win column. Siler has a lot more experience and has faced much tougher opponents during his tenure at the UFC.

The co-main event is a lightweight match up between former Bellator MMA standout Rick Hawn and all around mixed martial arts legend Carlo Prater. Both men are coming off of losses and are in desperate need of a win. Hawn is on a two-fight losing streak and Prater has lost four of his last five outings. It’s imperative for both men to get their hand raised, but only one will. You don’t want to miss this fight.

 

Main Card Summary

Main Event: Steven Siler vs. Desmond Green for Vacant Featherweight Title

Round 1: The round begins with Green and SIler both moving forward with a little bit of exchange. Green explodes into a take down, but Siler is very active off of his back. Green is maintaining dominant position, but isn’t doing any real damage. Siler sweeps to mount, but Green gets out and they stand up. Green shoots on Siler as he attempts a kick and Siler reverses and gets mount Siler transitions between a few different submissions, but Green escapes. Siler continues to try to set up submissions from guard, but Green remains elusive.

Round 2: The round opens with a striking exchange that ends with a low blow delivered to Green by Siler. Green attempts a take down and Siler initially avoids it, but Green goes for it again and takes it to the ground. Siler’s continues to threaten with a very active guard and gets himself back to his feet in a sweep attempt. In the clinch Siler is landing knees and they break apart. As Green shoots in Siler lands a jab, follows up with another kick that lands to Greens cup. Siler receives final warning. Green comes out aggressive letting his hands go. Siler returns a combo of his own and establishes control of the center of the cage. Green clinches Siler, transitions to a take down and Siler reverses, but they return to their feet after a scramble. As Green shoots in Siler lands a very strong knee to the body. In the final ten seconds Green lands another take down, but Siler bounces right back up.

Round 3: Green comes out swinging for the fences, but misses. Siler lands a good straight right and Green takes him down. Once again, Siler comes right back up off the take down.  Green works in some knees to Siler’s thigh as they clinch against the cage. Green is really doing some damage to the legs of Siler. Siler finds his way out of the lock and they return to the center of the cage. Green lands a solid right hook and Siler returns a front kick to the body. Both men seem to be slowing a bit, but Green gets yet another take down. Siler once again goes for an arm bar but Green doesn’t look to be concerned. The bell goes off and they break.

Round 4: Once again they come forward with Siler landing a jab, and Green missing a right hook. Green shots again and Siler defends. They clinch and break apart. Siler lands a good uppercut and Green lands a take down  and goes into side control immediately. Siler gets back to his feet, but once again Green locks Siler up from behind and delivers some more knees to Siler’s thighs as he attempts more take downs. Green drops Siiler with a low blow.  They return to the center Siler lands a solid kick to the body. Green attempts another take down , but once again they clinch against the cage. Siler gets out of the clinch and clips Green in the cup again. A 1 point deduction for Siler. After the round ends Siler contests that it was a low blow.

Round 5: Green gets the take down as Siler comes forward. Green is controlling, but not doing any damage as Siler peppers Green with shots to the side of the head and ears. The ref stands them up.A quick exchange, but Green locks him up against the cage once again. The ref breaks them up again. Green shoots in again and they clinch against the cage. Green remains dominant but delivers a knee to Siler’s groin. Siler still grimacing wishes to continue. He comes out swinging , but Green evades the danger before the bell rings. Desmond Green def. Steven Siler by Unanimous Decision (48-45, 48-45, 48-45) for the Featherweight Title. 

Co-Main Event: Rick Hawn vs. Carlo Prater

Round 1:  The fight begins with both fighters finding their range. Hawn lands the first strike with a solid leg kick Hawn remains dominant in the striking department and drops Prater. Prater gets up pretty quickly, and returns some punches. Hawn once again drops Prater, but he gets right back up to his feet. Hawn is controlling the distance with jabs, but Prater finds his way into a clinch. Han establishes dominant position against the cage, but he breaks it up and they square off in the center again. Prater is telegraphing low leg kicks and Hawn is avoiding them with ease. Not a lot going on in the last minute of the first round. Both men are trying to set each other up with technical striking, but they aren’t taking any risks.

Round 2: Hawn continues to jab to keep Prater out of range. Not a lot going on on the feet. Occasionally trading, but mostly staying out of each others range. Hawn is landing some leg kicks, but still not enough volume. Prater lands a solid right in the last 15 seconds of the round.

Round 3: Hawn gets in another low leg kick to start off the round and gets in with a quick combination. Hawn is starting to get into striking distance and land some significant strikes.As seconds pass they occasionally engage, but mostly both men are playing it very safe. The crowd is booing in the final minute and the fighters engage a little more, but known of the significant strikes are landing as both men stay outside of range. Rick Hawn def. Carlo Prater by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27, 30-27)

Main Card Results

Desmond Green def. Steven Siler by Unanimous Decision (48-45, 48-45, 48-45)
Rick Hawn def. Carlo Prater by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27, 30-27)
Milan Zerjal def. Ryan Quinn by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 3, 4:34
Iliarde Santos def. Nick Honstein by Unanimous Decision (30-26,30-26, 30-26)
Andre Harrison def. Aaron Neveu by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card Results

John Santos def. Johnny Campbell by Unanimous Decision
Nathan Oses def. Wayne Ahlquist by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

 

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Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.