Titan FC 33 is headlined with a featherweight title fight between Desmond Green and Kurt Holobaugh. This will mark Green’s first major title defense. He has been around the block fighting on the regional scene and he also fought under the Bellator banner for some time, but since settling in with Titan Green has really shown improvement.

Over the past three years he has had seventeen fights and won all but three of them. Currently he is riding a two fight winning streak over the likes of Miguel Torres and Steven Siler, two very talented former UFC fighters. Prior to that he suffered a submission loss, but that seemed help him make some changes that are certainly paying off well.

This will mark his third fight camp at his new home base, Tri-Star in Montreal. The famous gym houses some of the best fighters in the world including Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald.  Though he had great things to say about his former training camp, it seems the move to Tri-Star is helping to elevate him to his potential.

“I kinda outgrew that gym and I kinda had to get somewhere with more training partners and coaches,” Green told The MMA Corner. “So, I made that move to Montreal. I came up here about six or seven weeks before the Miguel Torres fight, and I loved it up here. I’ve chosen to make this my permanent camp.”

With his recent victories, and capturing the featherweight strap, there is no doubt that the UFC is keeping an eye on Green and his progression. He has a big hurdle ahead of him, but he knows if he wins this fight it isn’t long before he gets the call from Sean Shelby.

” There’s a lot riding on this fight. Sean Shelby and Dana are looking at these last couple fights. This will be a very big fight, third UFC Vet,fourth or fifth one total. I like where I’m at right now. Titan is great. It really an upcoming organization. But ultimately I want to be the best in the world,” said Green. “It’s pretty well known that the UFC has the best fighters and I want to be able to improve myself.”

Before Green gets to the UFC, at a minimum, he has to defeat Kurt Holobaugh. Holobaugh is no slouch either. He has thirteen victories and only two losses. The two losses he suffered where to Pat Healy and Steven Siler in Strikeforce and the UFC respectively. He has been under the bright lights, and he is going to be hungry to get back there. Green doesn’t seem to think it’s going to be a problem though. Confidently he explained:

“I’m feeling good man. I’ve been putting in a whole lot of training up here at Tri-Star; working with the best. I’m excited I can’t wait for it. I see me just going in there and really having my way. I feel like I can beat him in every position. I’m going to go in there and do what I want, get an early finish.”

Titan FC 33 will air live on CBS Sports Network on Friday, March 20, 2015 from the Brookely Aeroplex in Mobile, Ala.

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Michael Davis
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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.