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Roy Echeverria expects a finish against Wascar Cruz at Titan FC 73

Titan Fighting Championship has announced the bout card for Titan FC 73 which takes place at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida this Friday, December 17th. The event’s main card is scheduled to be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass. The card currently hosts 11 pro MMA bouts and will be headlined by two Titan FC championship fights.

In this interview, Lenny from MyMMANews he sits down with pivotal flyweight contender Roybert (Roy) Echeverria as he is set to take on his hardest test to date former Titan FC flyweight champion Wascar Cruz.

Roy Echeverria (6-0) mentioned that he is expecting a finish early in the contest:

“I feel like this fight is going to end early, i will say first round – at the very least the second round. I don’t think we will go to the scorecards, but I’m ready for any situation.”

“Hes been fighting the same since when he started fighting, so Im not expected anything too new from his fighting style. Im not worried of what hes going to bring to the table, he should be worried of what i bring.”  Echeverria explained when asked what type of fight he expects this Friday.

His opponent Wascar Cruz (12-8), is undoubtedly the hardest match-up Echeverria will face

“If we look at the numbers, he will be one of the hardest test i will have. But ive been training for this since the amateurs, so i don’t feel any type of pressure, I’m not worried about him – just another fight for me.”

This is a pivotal fight in the Titan FC flyweight division, a win for either man could see a title shot at champion Victor Dias in the near future.

“There is no other guy that i feel deserves the title shot more than me. He’s (Cruz) a former champ and is coming of a loss, he lost the title to the champ (Dias) but to be honest i just want to get this fight out the way and keep this year clean then we see what’s next for me in 2022. There is some big opportunities for me coming up next year, let’s see where the numbers are, i don’t know if I’ll fight for the title or not.”

Enjoying the interview? Check out the full interview above where Lenny and Echeverria go into full depth and talk about more topics:

  • Fight vs. Wascar Cruz
  • Potential title shot vs. Victor Dias
  • How Titan FC has helped his career
  • What the future holds
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo III

Make sure you check out Roybert Echeverria as he takes on Wascar Cruz this Friday for Titan Fighting Championship live on UFC Fight Pass.

Two Title Fights Cap Off a Stacked Titan FC 73 card on Friday night.

Headlining the fight card will be top 170lb prospect and Titan FC welterweight champion, Dilano Taylor (6-1), and tenured MMA veteran, Marcus Edwards (13-5).

This bout is set to be Taylor’s first promotional title defense as he will square off with a man who has shared the cage with Justin Gaethje, Dakota Cochrane and Efrain Escudero.

In the card’s co-main event, undefeated bantamweight prospect out of MMA Masters, Alberto Montes (5-0), takes on St. Charles MMA product, Ira Lukowsky (2-0) for the vacant Titan FC bantamweight strap.

Montes is known as a quality prospect who was scheduled to appear on this past season of Dana White’s Contender Series however, he was forced out due to visa issues.

Household names like Sal Guerriero (4-1), Roy Echeverria (6-0), Evelyn Martins (2-0) and Devon Dixon (4-0) all make their way back to the cage on December 17th.

Also, Ireland’s Dean Barry (3-1) makes his long-awaited sequel Titan FC appearance and star striker, Asa Ten Pow (1-0), steps in for his second pro MMA bout.

Amateur champions, Luis Hernandez (0-0) and Yoanse Mejias (0-0) are set for their professional debuts.

Titan FC 73 will kick off with preliminary bouts on the promotion’s Facebook page beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the main card on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Titan FC 73 Bout Order:

Main Card:

(C) Dilano Taylor (6-1) vs. Marcus Edwards (13-5) — for Titan FC Welterweight title

Alberto Montes (5-0) vs. Ira Lukowsky (2-0) — for vacant Titan FC Bantamweight title

Roy Echeverria (6-0) vs. Wascar Cruz (12-8) – Flyweight bout

Asa Ten Pow (1-0) vs. Chris Roman (3-3) – Featherweight bout

Sal Guerriero (4-1) vs. Nathan Trepagneir (5-5) – Bantamweight bout

Evelyn Martins (2-0) vs. Fernanda Araujo (0-1) – Women’s Bantamweight bout

Dean Barry (3-1) vs. Drew Lipton (12-22) – Lightweight bout

Devon Dixon (4-0) vs. Charlie Decca (3-1) – 160lb Catchweight bout

Preliminary Card:

Luis Hernandez (0-0) vs. Rich Carsten (0-0) – Welterweight bout

Yoanse Mejias (0-0) vs. TBD- Lightweight bout

Lazaro Dayron (1-0) vs. John Birdsong (0-2) – Bantamweight bout

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