Titan Fighting Championships returned for its second event in three weeks with a special “Fight for the Troops” event from Fort Riley, Kan. In the night’s main event former Sengoku champion and UFC veteran Jorge Santiago battled Colorado’s Justin Guthrie. Titan veteran and ground specialist Joe Wilk met another Colorado fighter in featherweight Josh Huber in the co-main event.

Santiago destroys Guthrie

Former Sengoku champion Jorge Santiago wasted little time proving that last-minute opponent Justin Guthrie was in over his head.

Guthrie took the Brazilian to the mat and Santiago immediately latched onto a heel hook and forced Guthrie to scream in pain.

The Brazilian credited his team in Florida for his training camp and being prepared for the fight.

Wilk taps Huber

Featherweight Joe “The Nose” Wilk scored another first-round submission victory against Josh Huber.

Huber scored with a counter right hand early, but Wilk closed the distance and dragged the fight to the mat. As Huber worked to get back to his feet, Wilk slapped on a tight guillotine choke that forced Huber to tap.

“I’m waiting for my call,” Wilk said in victory referring to the UFC. “I want to bring my nose to your plasma screens.”

Bear overwhelms Budig

Former Army combative Brandon Bear delighted the crowd with a dominant performance against Nick Budig.

Bear scored with an immediate takedown and pounded away from the top position. A large cut opened on the right side of Budig’s and poured blood all over the mat. Bear moved to the mount and delivered more punishment until the round closed.

In the second frame, it was more of the same. Bear pinned Budig against the fence and worked from the half guard. A series of elbows forced the referee to intervene and keep Bear’s record unblemished.

Lindsey outclasses Johnson

Lightweights Jake Lindsey and Jordan Johnson gave the crowd a show in the swing bout of the night’s broadcast.

The first round saw both fighters put one another in dangerous positions on the mat with a variety of submission attempts. Johnson finished the round looking for a heel hook, but Lindsey returned fire with a barrage of hammerfists.

Lindsey scored with a takedown early in the second and he worked from inside Johnson’s guard. Johnson reversed briefly and looked for a guillotine, but Lindsey escaped and finished the round in top control.

Both fighters showed signs of exhaustion in the final round. Johnson managed a sloppy single leg, but was quickly reversed by Lindsey. Lindsey finished the fight where he spent most of the bout, the top position.

All three judges rewarded Lindsey for his performance.

Assuncao claims TKO win over Carrillo

Brazilian Freddy Assuncao battled fellow featherweight Andrew Carrillo back-and-forth for the better part of two rounds before a shoulder injury forced Carrillo out of the bout.

The opening round saw Carrillo work for an armbar and even take Assuncao’s back briefly, but the crafty Brazilian escaped and scored with a takedown of his own.

In the second round, Assuncao found a rhythm and put Carrillo on his back with a foot sweep. A late exchange saw Assuncao land a right knee and Carrillo retreat in obvious pain. The apparent shoulder separation forced the referee to call the contest and hand Assuncao the win.

Carter grinds out decision over Van De Creek

Light heavyweight Wayman Carter outlasted a debuting Gregg Van De Creek to claim a unanimous decision.

Carter used his superior wrestling to control the majority of the fight. Van De Creek secured the crucifix position on multiple occasions but Carter was able to escape and gain the mount in each of the rounds.

In the end it was Carter claiming each round on all three scorecards.


Jorge Santiago def. Justin Guthrie by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:34
Joe Wilk def. Josh Huber by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:09
Brandon Bear def. Nick Budig by TKO (elbows). Round 2, 2:23
Jake Lindsey def. Jordan Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Freddy Assuncao def. Andrew Carrillo by TKO (injury). Round 2, 4:24
Wayman Carter def. Gregg Van De Creek by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Photo: Jorge Santiago (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

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