Titan FC 65: Graves vs. Jasse Preview

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Oton Jasse set to appear at Titan FC 65
Oton Jasse Credit: Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog.com

Titan Fighting Championship is back this Sunday with a seven fight main card. The event will take place in the Dominican Republic, and is set to be featured on UFC Fight Pass.

First, the lightweight division will start the night with Devon Dixon (1-0) versus Mike Olaya (0-3) and Danny Callazo (1-0) against Ramon Lopez (1-0) at 150lbs. Later in the evening, lightweights in Geralbert Castillo (4-2) and Reynaldo Acevado (7-2) will handle their business. Next, a pivotal flyweight bout takes place at Titan FC 65 with Juana Puerta, (19-6) taking on Franklin Mireles (2-5).

The next to knuckle up near the top of the card is Ty Kalista (3-3) against Lucas Marte (5-1). In the co main event, Matt Wagy (13-7) will look to rebound against Edward Massey (5-5) at bantamweight. Then Titan FC 65 will conclude with the welterweight championship on the line, when Mike Graves (9-1-2) vies for his second title defense when goes against Otan Jasse (20-6).

Devon Dixon vs. Mike Olaya

Dixon’s path to victory often lies in getting the fight to the mat. Demonstrated by his five rear naked choke finishes, his first professional career win came the same way at Titan FC 63. Overall, Dixon’s well-rounded and has power in his hands. Also the fact that Dixon has remained active only aids his chances at victory. In contrast, Olaya is looking to get into the win column. After the Colombian-born fighter came up short in his past four bouts, there is definite pressure to perform. Even though his record lacks wins, he has navigated a highly competitive Colombian regional scene.

Danny Collazo vs. Ramon Lopez

Before reaching Titan FC, Collazo patiently earned an eight fight win streak. Now on a nine fight win streak, his most recent victory came by way of rear naked choke within two minutes of the fight starting. Facing the Sanford MMA product is Lopez, who comes in with a two fight win streak. Even though Lopez comes in with less experience, he’s shown his durability over his past two fights.

Geralbert Castillo vs. Revnaldo Acevedo

Castillo and Acevedo are looking to rebound after a couple tough Titan FC debuts. Despite losing the bouts, both athletes took it to decision. Looking at their losses respectively, Acevedo seems to have gone against stiffer competition. However, Castillo has been known to carry his power for at least two rounds. Both fighters are capable of finishes on the feet or mat, so it makes for a close lightweight affair at Titan FC 65.

Juan Puerta vs. Franklin Mireles

Puerta enters the cage with a wealth of experience. The American Top Team athlete hasn’t lost a bout since March of 2017. Establishing himself through Titan FC with an eight fight win streak, Puerta is a dangerous challenge for any opponent. Unlike Puerta, Mireles comes in with less experience. After a rocky start to his career with four losses in a row, Mireles has corrected a lot of what went wrong. Now with two wins in a row, and one by stoppage, the Venezuelan native will look to capitalize on this opportunity for a big year.

Ty Kalista vs. Lucus Marte

After going five fights unbeaten at lightweight, Marte met his match when he fought Reynaldo Acevedo. Before that, Marte made his name on the Dominican regional scene. Although Marte lost the decision, he looked impressive in the loss. Facing Marte is Ty Kalista. While Marte is making his promotional debut, Kalista has been here before. With all of the lightweight bouts scheduled, Titan FC 65 looks to also produce some exciting future match ups.

Titan FC 65 Co Main Event – Matt Wagy vs. Edward Massey

Massey makes his promotional debut at Titan FC this Sunday, November 22nd. Similarly, both athletes are on a skid and looking to rebound. Coming up short in the Professional Fighting League (PFL), Wagy lost a unanimous decision to the experienced Brendan Loughnane. Typically, when two athletes are coming off losses, it’s hard to quantify the improvements they have made during camp. However, Wagy has competed with higher ranked competition, and didn’t crack under the pressure.

Titan FC 65 Main Event – Mike Graves vs. Oton Jasse

Mike Graves intends to solidify his status as a Titan FC great, by adding a second title defense to his resume. In his way, the super dangerous submission specialist Oton Jasse. Soon, fans could see Graves make his way to the UFC, considering he has win over the newly signed Jared Gooden. On the other side, Jasse will look to spoil the party, like he did in his last Titan FC appearance. The Brazilian grappler has several impressive submissions to his name, including a couple of anaconda chokes, and a mounted triangle choke. Overall, if Graves intends to hold onto his welterweight strap, he will need to watch his neck against the submission specialist when they clash in the main event at Titan FC 65.

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