Titan FC returns to action after almost two months at the Pabellón de Esgrimain in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event, Titan FC 65, will be the organization’s second event in this city in as many years, and third event outside of the United States overall. The event is the second of what is being labeled as “International MMA Weekend” by the organization, with the first event being Force 4. That event was headlined by the MMA debut of 49-year-old Titan FC COO Lex McMahon, who won by rear-naked choke submission. It also featured the professional debut of the ironically-named Vincent Van Gogh, who won by TKO.
Titan FC 65
Titan FC 65 will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Michael Graves and Oton Jasse. Graves, a TUF 21 cast member and UFC veteran, is 3-1-1 since being cut from the UFC in 2017 after being arrested for a domestic violence incident the prior year. This fight will be his second defense of the title after defeating Yuri Villefort in his most recent outing. He faces Jasse, a 26-year-old Brazilian sporting a 20-6 record who broke a two-fight skid just over a month ago.
The co-main event will feature “Leadfeather” Juan Puerta, who is one of the top flyweight prospects on the regional scene. He brings an eight-fight win streak to the cage against Franklin Mireles, who has rebounded to a rough start to his professional career with two straight wins.
Titan FC 65 Results
*Michael Graves def. Oton Jasse via submission (guillotine choke) 1:17 of Round 1
Juan Puerta def. Franklin Mireles via unanimous decision
KICKBOXING BOUT- Luis Peralta def. Gustavo Genao via unanimous decision
Lucas Marte def. Ty Kalista via KO (punches), 4:57 of Round 2
Devon Dixon def. Mike Olaya via TKO (leg kicks), 1:18 of Round 1
Danny Collazo def. Ramon Lopez via unanimous decision
Reynaldo Acevedo def. Muhammad Abdulaev via unanimous decision
*Graves missed the welterweight title limit of 170 pounds and was stripped of the belt. Jasse was the only fighter eligible to win title.