Titan FC 55, Juan Puerta, Claudio Ledesma

Juan Puerta returns, defends against Claudio Ledesma in Titan FC 55 headliner

Titan Fighting Championship will host Titan FC 55 from Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 28, headlined by a flyweight title bout between defending champion Juan Puerta (16-6) and challenger, Claudio Ledesma (16-7).

Puerta is currently serving a suspension handed down by the Florida State Boxing Commission after the fighter admitted guilt and test results showed greater than 300 nanograms of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) prior to his scheduled Titan FC 53 title defense against Gustavo Balart in March.

The fight never happened as it was canceled just minutes before it was scheduled to take place. Puerta’s suspension ends on June 15. He was also fined $500, plus costs, and is required to engage in community service which entails speaking with the Stoneman Douglas wrestling team about the mistakes he made and lessons learned. He will also volunteer as a wrestling coach.

“He is a good man and champion who made a mistake and will grow from it by helping others learn the lessons he learned the hard way,” Titan FC COO Lex McMahon said of Puerta.

Puerta enters the fight on a four fight win streak, three with the Titan FC promotion, to include claiming the then vacant title over Kazybek Ashimov in December.

His opponent, Claudio Ledesma is coming into the flyweight title fight with five consecutive decision victories in promotions such as PA Cage Fight, MMA Pro League, and Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

Undefeated Chase Hooper enters the Titan cage for the very first time as the exciting up and coming featherweight meets former Titan FC 145-pound champion Luis Gomez in the night’s co-main event.

Titan FC bantamweight champion Rudson Caliocane defends his strap against Irwin Rivera who is coming off an impressive first round finish of Lazar Stojadinovic at Titan FC 53 in March.

Also, Jared “Nite Train” Gooden returns to the promotion to square up with Bruno Olivera at middleweight.

Titan FC 55 fight card thus far:

• Juan Puerta (16-6) v Claudio Ledesma (16-7) – Flyweight title – main event
• Chase Hooper (7-0-1) v. Luis Gomez (7-3) – Featherweight – co-main event
• Rudson Caliocane (7-1) v. Irwin Rivera (7-4) – Bantamweight title – feature bout
• Jared Gooden (14-3) v. Bruno Olivera (7-1) – Middleweight

More bouts to be announced shortly. Fight card subject to change.

Tickets on sale at cagetix.com/titan.

Titan FC is dedicated to establishing itself as a marquee MMA promotion for both up-and-coming and veteran fighters. The promotion established a #FansFightersFirst creed towards providing fans with great, action-packed fights and fighters an opportunity to showcase their skills on a competitive platform. In June of 2015, Titan FC partnered with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) to showcase past, present and future Titan FC events on the UFC’s digital streaming network, UFC Fight Pass. In doing so, Titan FC is now available to mixed martial arts fans across the globe in over a 150 countries.

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