Cage Titans Fighting Championship returns this Saturday, August 24 with Cage Titans FC 45. The event which will be broadcast live on FloCombat.com will be held at the Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
On the card, New England Fights bantamweight champion Kam Arnold will meet Jeff Joy, the Cage Titans FC champ. Joy is ranked #1 and #2 respectively in all of New England. Both fighters are undefeated as Joy holds on to three straight victories, while Arnold carries five into the fight. According to Cage Titans FC officials, this contest settles the score on who is hands-down the best in New England.
Former amateur stand-outs and champions continuing to cut their teeth in the pro ranks Jacobo Apito (Former 125lb and 135lb Cage Titans Ammy Champ) and Mitch Raposo (Former undefeated 125lb Cage Titans Ammy Champ) both look to make it a perfect two for two and improve their records to 2-0 as pros.
Raposo told MyMMANews: “I’m going to be too explosive, too fast, and I have way too many weapons for this guy. He isn’t going to know where he’s getting hit from, and on the ground I don’t think many people can hang with my top game. It’ll be a finish, either on the feet or on the ground.”
Others notable bouts include: Marty Navis looking to improve to 3-0, Pat Gilbride looking to go 2-0 and Lauzon MMA product Connor Matthews making his pro debut after completing his military service with the U.S. Airforce.
Ultimate Fighter Finalist Joe Giannetti looks to rebound after suffering his first professional lost on the regional scene. He takes on a familiar opponent in Keenan Raymond, who just so happens to be the last opponent Joe faced before going on to TUF. Keenan dominated the first round of their first fight but Joe pulled out a slick sub in the second round for the win.
Complete Cage Titans 45 fight card below:
FIGHT 15: 145lb Pro – Roberto Yong (Team Ali) vs Don Shainis (Citadel)
FIGHT 14: 165lb Pro – Keenan Raymond (RI Misfits) vs Joe Giannetti (South Shore Sportfighting)
FIGHT 13: 175lb Pro – Mike Diorio (Recovery Fight House) vs Marty Navis (Lauzon)
FIGHT 12: 140lb Pro – Raymond Yanez (Lashley Training) vs Mitch Raposo (Regiment)
FIGHT 11: 145lb Pro – Anthony Pagliaro (Cache Valley Boxing) vs Pat Gilbride (Lauzon)
FIGHT 10: 135lb Pro – Rob Fuller (Klinch Tribe) vs Jacobo Apito (Citadel)
FIGHT 9: 135lb AM Title – Kam Arnold (CMBJJ) Vs Jeff Joy (Juniko)
FIGHT 8: 135lb Pro – Shawn Rall (Ares Combat) vs Kin Moy (Citadel)
FIGHT 7: 150lb Pro – Stacey Anderson (Wild Card) vs Connor Matthews (Lauzon MMA)
FIGHT 6: 185lb Pro – Josh Jones (Team Zo) vs Tommy Lee Davis (Sityodtong)
FIGHT 5: 155lb AM – Pete Luciani (SBG East) vs Dion Rubio (Triforce)
FIGHT 4: 145lb AM – Justin Stevens (Lakeville MMA) vs Adam Bondarenko (South Shore Sportfighting)
FIGHT 3: 215lb AM – Kyle Rutherford (Recovery Fight House) vs Andrew Jacobs (Lauzon MMA)
FIGHT 2: 125lb AM – Joe Poirier (SBG East) vs Josh Welch (F5 Fight Team)
FIGHT 1: 155lb AM – Xavier Cardona (Lakeville MMA) vs Brian Cosco (Sityodtong)