Titan FC signs prospect Hawes, veteran Cavalcante for Montreal debut
Titan FC has added a highly-regarded prospect and a fan-favorite veteran to its growing roster.
According to CEO Jeff Aronson, the promotion recently inked Philip Hawes (3-0) and JZ Cavalcante (19-8) to six-fight contracts. Both fighters are expected to make their respective debuts at Titan FC 34 on a yet-to-be determined date in June in Montreal.
WSOF 20 weigh-in results: Dave Branch (204), Jesse McElligott (203) set for new main event
The weigh-ins are in the books for Friday’s WSOF 20 event, and the newly booked main event is official.
The WSOF 20 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)
Dave Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Joe Condon (156) vs. Nick Newell (155)
Ben Fodor (174) vs. Emmanuel Walo (176)
Juliano Coutinho (264) vs. Steve Mocco (246)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Leon Davis (155) vs. Islam Mamedov (155)
Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144)
Chip Moraza-Pollard (170) vs. Matt Secor (170)
Johnny Campbell (130.4) vs. Darren Mima (126.4)
Ronny Markes out of WSOF 20 main event, David Branch gets new opponent
World Series of Fighting 20 has lost yet another competitor during fight week.
Three days after Melvin Guillard was pulled from the card, headliner Ronny Markes dropped out of the main event Thursday, the day of weigh-ins, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Markes is in the hospital, Abdel Aziz said. It was immediately unclear what was ailing him.
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Arizona issues 'safety recommendation' for one fighter to retire after brutal WSOF 19 loss
Twelve fighters received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of World Series of Fighting 19, including lightweight headliners Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission.
Gaethje and Palomino both sported a myriad of injuries from their ‘Fight of the Year' candidate brawl, which Gaethje won by third-round TKO to retain his WSOF lightweight belt. Palomino will now be forced to receive clearance on his left knee, ankle, thigh, and right hand before returning to competition, while Gaethje will be forced to do the same for his right brow and right foot.
The most curious note from the event's medical suspension report came from the undercard though. , a 31-year-old regular of the Arizona fight scene, was given an indefinite suspension by the ABMC along with a "safety recommendation to stop competing."
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