Once again, Live Professional Nationally
Televised, TITAN FC is making it to Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS this Friday Night. It will
air on CBS.
8pm for the Main Card. 6pm for the Amateurs
which will be live only. Get your tickets at Cagetix.com
Kansas City will be in full effect on this nationally televised card with Kansas City Fighter and Ultimate Fighter contestant, Eric Marriott. You will also find Anthony Gutierez, another UFC Ultimate Fighter contestant. Kevin Croom will look to extend his nine fight winning streak, and a ton of amateur action with the top up-and-comers around the area. More than likely, you will not see this level of talent in KC this year again, unless the UFC comes to town.
Titan is only coming to town once per year.
Mike Ricci vs Jorge Gurgel
Matt Riddle vs Michael Kuiper
Justin Robbins vs Kalvin Hackney
Kurt Holobaugh vs Eric Marriott (Kansas City Fighter)
Kevin Croom (Kansas City Fighter) vs Bryan Goldsby
Shark Bait Gutierrez (Kansas City Fighter) vs Charlie DuBray
Ken Porter vs Bill Friday
Jordan Casterline (Kansas City Fighter) vs Joshua Reed (Kansas City Fighter)
Brandon McMahon (KC) vs Eric Grant (KC)
Hannah Zeciri (Kansas City) vs Florina Moeller (Kansas City)
Fernando Andrade (KC) vs Aaron Goldfield (KC)
WEIGHINS: MOXIE Bar and Grill 6pm Friday, December 13th 4011 North Oak Trafficway, KCMO 64116
EPIC FIGHT NIGHT 2: Scottish Rite Temple, 3330 Linwood, KCMO Fights start at 7pm
AFTER PARTY: MOXIE Bar and Grill, 11pm to 3 am.
Four Professional Fights and Three Championship fights. A mini-jiu jitsu tournament and another 4 high quality MMA fights. Most of the fight promotions these days are amateur mixed martial arts only. However, these are amateur AND professional.
Our 3 title fights are not just promotional titles or not sanctioning committee title fights. These are titles offered by the #1 website in Kansas City for MMA and have been offered to the ONLY the best Kansas City has to offer.
FIGHT BREAKDOWNS FOR THE PROFESSIONALS
MAIN EVENT: Eric Marriott vs. Nolan Ty Norwood (170lbs): UFC's Ultimate Fighter Contestant Eric Marriott at 22-6 is known throughout the KC Fight world as one of the/if not THE toughest fighter to ever come out of Kansas City. Out of 28 professional fights, he has never been finished and has one of the most devastating ground games around.
However, Nolan Norwood is coming from Arkansas here in the attempt to put an end to this "never been finished" talk. Nolan is one of Arkansas's up and comers at 5-1 and is ready to make his mark and show The UFC what's up.
CO-MAIN EVENT: Dallas Browning vs. David Lindsay(170lbs): There are many around Kansas City that say that Dallas is the most under-rated and exciting fighters around that is not already in The UFC. Although he dawns a 5-2 record, do not let that fool you. It far from tells the whole story of what this cat can do. He is a Judo National Champion leaving some beautiful and powerful throws in his wake, a grappling phenom who just submitted an American Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in his last fight via guillotine, and is trained by world renowned striking coach, Austen Ford.
David Lindsay is also coming up from Arkansas to kick his ass. Like a "honey-badger" Lindsay don't give a s#$%. At the last Epic, David toughed out a fight that would make most fighters quit. There is not one ounce of give in Lindsay and he will bring all he's got coming up here Saturday. DO NOT BLINK BECAUSE THERE WILL BE SOME SLAMS IN THIS ONE. Hopefully the cage will still be standing after these powerful grapplers pound each others face in.
Jason Witt vs. Tommy O'Neal (170lbs): Sometimes as a matchmaker you don't always look to put the best fights on paper possible together. Sometimes you look for that wow factor. That something that says, "maybe that fighter here is being overlooked".
In every way, Jason Witt looks like the favorite. On paper his record is much better, his presence is a little meaner, and his abilities look sharper. So, when Tommy first said he REALLY wanted this fight, I ignored him, I admit. However, when he was persistent, and asked over and over, I had to listen. Tommy assures me that he will be "bringing shock and awe" and looking for that upset.
At 2-1, Witt is looking to get back to his winning ways and make a move to The Big Show or one of the other major promotions. I am excited to see what happens in this fight.
Rodney Borden vs. Blake Pool (150lbs): Blake made his professional debut at Bellator a few months ago after a storied amateur career. Although he took a loss, he has lost no enthusiasm for the sport and will look to put a whooping on a seriously tough fighter who has been around the game of mma for a long time. This is Rodney's first appearance back in the cage in almost 2 years and he is coming back with a vengeance.
I look at this as a classic striker vs. grappler matchup, although they both have some huge KO and submission victories. I would give the slight edge to Pool in striking and Rodney in the grappling department. I look for a 1st round finish in this while both will push the pace fast and furious. Crazy sick fight right here and maybe the best match-up of the event.
AMATEUR FIGHTS BREAKDOWN:
170lb KCMMA.com Title MMA Amateur Championship: Jereme Wiederin vs. Kevin Brown Jereme is 10-2 who has taken on some of the best talent around. He is a hard nosed fighter with a nice wrestling pedigree and a blue belt in jiu jitsu under Leo Pecanha. Kevin Brown is coming off a championship belt win at a Saint Joseph promotion and a win over a 13-0 fighter. He is looking to rob Jereme of his lucrative title belt.
205lb KCMMA.com Title MMA Amateur Championship: Julian Marquez vs. Troy Depriest Julian may be the toughest fighter in KC out of any weight class not at the professional level. He is very well-rounded and has made significant improvements to his striking game to match his grappling/wrestling game. However, I have seen Troy Depriest drop a 12-1 fighter and land a 11 second KO win. His power is devastating and is as good as anyone for that first minute of a fight. Julian will have to whether a seriously powerful storm at first. This fight is no gimme!!
155lb KCMMA.com Titel MMA Amateur Championship: JR Dawson vs. Mark Sheilds
EPIC FIGHT NIGHT Fans are in for a treat. JR Dawson is coming with a 18-5 record to face off against a extremely tough 7-0 fighter in Mark Sheilds. This is one I want to watch almost more than any other fights. The caliber of this fight is ridiculous and has fight of the night written all over it. GOING TO BE HUGE!!
Andrew Lawson vs. Steve Atkins (135): Lawson is fast and mean with a college wrestling background and has made great improvements in his stand-up game. Atkins also comes from a wrestling background. Atkins is crazy strong and explosive. Great fight
Chase McCoy vs. Levi Gebhardt: (170): Both of these guys are tough as nails and are up and comer amateur fighters around here. The wars I have seen them in have been great, don't blink here. KO at any second.
Adam Mrownski vs. Bobby Walker (135): Adam is fast and has a good BJJ game. He comes with an impressive 2-0 record. Bobby is as tough as they get and a totally game opponent. Maybe not as technical as they come, but he give anyone around a hard time. I love this fight.
Jordan Doolin vs. Phillip Pritchard (145) : Tough kids coming to brawl. Jordan always brings the fight and Phillip is a little newer to the scene, but looking to make his mark. Both are looking to make statements here. Look out!
GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT: 4 great grapplers will be jiu jitzing it for the Metro Submission Kansas City Grappling Championship: Bernard Thomas, Justin Fbac, Adam Vega, and Daron McCant.
KCMMA interviews Aaron Derrow before his fight with Dave Burrow on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
KCMMA: How did you get in to the sport? The progression from traditional martial arts to where you are now in MMA?
Derrow: My brother wanted to try judo out one day, so we visited a local judo/bjj club out in Blue Springs. Once we started grappling I fell in love with it. It has been a healthy addiction ever since. I started Judo and BJJ with the mind set of wanting to do MMA. So, I never developed the traditional martial arts mind set. I was always thinking of a way I could apply what I learned to a MMA fight.
KCMMA: What's your favorite strike/submission to use in any fight?
DERROW: Whatever wins the fight (he laughs), but I like heel hooks the most. I think they are the most damaging.
KCMMA: Who inspires you today? Who has been your biggest inspiration in the past?
DERROW: Everyone that has inspired me, or people I have looked up to in the past has taught me one common thing. Dont rely on other people for inspiration and motivation, YOU have to find it with in yourself.
KCMMA: Can you tell us about your fight camp preparing for this fight?
DERROW: My camps always go great, I had over a month to prepare for this fight. Im always in great shape for fight day. It consist of tons of sparring, and tons of grappling with top notch fighters. My team at Grindhouse always gets me ready for competition.
KCMMA: What does it mean for you to be a fighter?
DERROW: It's the life I chose. It's a huge part of me. I'm so thankful to be physically blessed to be able to do this. I plan on competing until I physically can't.
KCMMA: How do you handle negative perceptions of the sport?
DERROW: This used to be a problem for me. I used to care way to much about what people said, or thought about me. You have to realize people are going to be negative regardless of what you do or what you accomplish.
I know this guy from church and he comes up to me and says "I don't know how you do MMA. It seems so barbaric to me" This guy is really out of shape and massively overweight, so I say to him "I don't see how you can let yourself get so out of shape and overweight, then come sit in a pew, and worship Jesus, that kind of seems barbaric to me"
What you perceive to be true becomes your reality. I honestly don't care if someone doesn't like my sport. But the second someone starts telling me of things they perceive to be wrong that involve me, I'm going to tell them things I perceive wrong about them. That's how I handle negative perceptions about my sport
KCMMA: Being a veteran, how have you seen the perception of MMA change?
DERROW: Wow! I am a veteran (he laughs), I forget how many fights I have had. For starters, MMA has become socially acceptable. It's become mainstream. Every farm town has a local MMA team now and, in my opinion, that's awesome. It shows the growth and success of the sport. You still have a lot of people who are ignorant to the fact that it IS just a sport. They confuse an MMA fight with a street fight. They just don't realize the vast differences between the two.
KCMMA: What holes do you see in your opponents game? Where do you think he is strong?
DERROW: Honestly, I don't know much about my opponent. From what I've seen, it seems like he likes to grapple. I'm not worried about anyone out-grappling me in a fight, or out-fighting me in a fight (he grins).
KCMMA: If you had to say there was one thing that separates you from every other fighter in your division, what would it be?
DERROW: I don't realize when Im getting my ass beat, I can just keep moving forward (chuckle). My ability to stay humble and to truly appreciate all of the blessings and opportunities in my life.
KCMMA: Who would be your dream fight? Is there anyone out there famous that you think you would want to fight?
DERROW: Whoever the current UFC champion is. That's not a dream. It's my goal.
KCMMA: What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career?
DERROW: Win, lose, or draw - I gave 110% effort. There are so many uncontrollable factors in life. You can't control the judges opinion; you can't control whether you're sick or not that day; you can't control whether or not someone you love has breast cancer; but the one thing you can control is the amount of effort you put into something.
BLAST FROM THE PAST when Brazillian Jiu Jitsu fighter Aaron Derrow takes on UFC Star, Rich Clementi at Titan Fighting Challenge. Watch until the very end for an unbelievable comeback by Derrow that many proclaim as the biggest comeback in Kansas City MMA History.
True Fan Fight Results--Tradition, Glory, Honor 9-13-2013
Justin Young vs. Gerado Vallero (155) Young wins via 1st round RNC
Rick Lee vs. Josh Coleman (170) Lee wins via 1st Round TKO
Travis Smith vs. Austen Bulston (205) Austen wins via 1st rd tap to strikes
Tim Radford NO-SHOWED for his fight against Tony Borden
Tony Borden vs. Austen Payne (135) 3 round war split decision victory for Austen Payne KCMMA.com FOTN HONORS
Ryan Baker vs. Joel Harris (155) 3 rd split decision victory for Joel Harris
Mariah Adam vs. Sam Camacho (155) Camacho with the win via RNC in 1st round.
Jessica Brown vs. Julie Russell (135) Russell with the win via 2nd Rd. TKO
Robert Russell vs. Henry Brewer (155) Russell with win via 1st rd TKO
Chance Camacho vs. Andrew Borden (140) Grappling. Borden with win via 3 rd Decision
JR. Dawson vs. Jarred Merrick (155) Dawson with win via 3 round Decision Victory
Gary Westphall vs. Curt Johnson (185) Westphall with win via 1st round RNC Submission
Chris Tharp vs. Kevin Brown (185) Brown with win via 3 rd decision
Travis Ford vs. Matthew Fueston (155) Travis Ford with win via 2nd Round Submission.
Blue Corner Rd. 22 Battle of The Belts 9-13-2003
Shawn Boone vs. Michael Heckert. Shawn Boone NO SHOWED TO HIS SCHEDULED FIGHT
Reace Young vs. Josh Spencer (145). Young with win via 2nd rd submission via triangle
Holly Torrez vs. Pinky Busby (140) Torrez with Decision Win
Eric Davis vs. Joe Harris (185) Eric Davis wins via TKO in the 1st
Charles Brown vs, Jordan Doolin- Charles Brown wins via TKO in the 2nd
George Chandler vs. Joaquin Buckley Buckley win via Decision KCMMA.com FOTN HONORS (VIDEO BY KC NEUTRAL CORNER AND BETHANY GREYCAT)
Andrew Tyson vs.Izzy Ortiz-Tyson wins via 1st round RNC
CJ Hunter vs. Kyleb Collins-CJ wins via 1st round armbar submission
Dustin Fischer vs. Trey Johnson- Dustin Fischer wins via Armbar submission in the 2nd.
Chad Williams vs. Jeremiah Denson- Jeremiah with win via Armbar decision in 1st round
Joe Estrada vs. James London- Estrada wins
Chance Thackston vs. Bernard Thomas- Thomas wins via 5 round Decision