Titan FC returns to its second home of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic tonight to host Titan FC 75 from the Pabellon De Esgrima Centro Olimpico. The organization continues its partnership with Fighting Force Promotions in hopes of shining light on the Caribbean MMA scene. The 10-fight card is set for kickboxing and MMA bouts and hosts four championship contests, three pro and one amateur.
In the main event, UFC and PFL veteran, Alex Nicholson, makes his Titan FC kickboxing debut against top Caribbean heavyweight prospect, Oscar “Hierro” Sosa, for the Titan FC heavyweight kickboxing championship. Apopka, Florida’s Nicholson is without a doubt one of the more violent strikers on the Florida martial arts scene. As of 2021, he took bare knuckle MMA by storm finishing both his opponents in under a total of four minutes. Nicholson holds a pro MMA record of 14-9 and a bare knuckle MMA record of 2-0. The 31-year-old has scored finishes in every single one of those 16 victories. The Fusion Xcell and ATT Wolfpack product has earned knockout victories over Chase Sherman, Devin Clark and Chris Barnett in his pro career. It’s no secret Nicholson has the experience advantage however, his opponent is a force to be reckoned with.
Oscar Sosa has made a name for himself in the Caribbean for around 16 years now. Following his pro MMA debut in 2007, he went on a seven-fight unbeaten run which lasted three years. He currently holds a pro MMA record of 14-2 and has been in his fair share of kickboxing bouts as well. Sosa made his Titan FC debut back in May of last year defeating Luis Mendez convincingly in Titan FC 69’s lone kickboxing bout. The tenured veteran and owner of his own gym in the Dominican Republic, moves well for his size and uses his kicks effectively. As the style of these to strikers differ, it will be quite the showing in the main event.
Co-headling the card is a battle between Landon Quinones (5-1-1) and Reynaldo “Tiki” Acevedo (9-3) to determine the next Titan FC lightweight champion. In the fight with arguably the most at stake, Landon Quinones looks to capitalize on a title shot that has been a long time coming. The 26-year-old has faced quite the adversity since late 2020. He contracted COVID-19 the week of his scheduled bout on Dana White’s Contender Series in November 2020, he suffered a knee injury that required surgery prior to his first set Titan FC title shot in early 2021 and he was forced out of his second set title shot last month due to staph infection. To say it’s been a long time coming for Quinones would be an understatement. In his five pro wins, he’s finished four including three by way of knockout. With that being said, it won’t be an easy day at the office for the Sanford MMA and ATT Wolfpack product in his seventh promotional appearance.
Tiki Acevedo makes his third walk to the Titan FC cage at Titan FC 75. The hometown hero looks to derail the hype train of a rising star in the Florida region. Acevedo is a striker who mixes his kicks and punches up really well. He is known for his patience and high fight IQ, which he displayed in his last bout at Fighting Force 7 finishing his opponent midway through the second round. The 12-fight veteran has finishes in five of his nine wins and has won five of his last seven. As a tall and long stand up artist, Tiki will likely have the reach advantage. In the end, this is a quality matchup between two fighters close to taking that next step.
Also on the card 6-time Jiu-Jitsu world champion, Talita Alencar (1-0), top welterweight prospect in the Caribbean, Carlos Matos (8-1) and USA wrestling team member, Raymond Bunker (0-0).
Titan FC 75 Results below:
Main Card on UFC Fight Pass at 5pm ET/2pm PT:
Alex Nicholson 222.4lbs def. Oscar Sosa 238.5lbs via Unanimous Decision –- to earn the Titan FC Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.
Landon Quinones (6-1-1) 155lbs def. Reynaldo Acevedo (9-4) 155lbs via TKO at 3:13 of Round 3 — to earn the Titan FC Lightweight Championship.
Carlos Matos (9-1) 170lbs def. Elias Santos (4-5) 168.8lbs via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 4:27 of Round 3–- to earn the Fighting Force Welterweight Championship.
Talita Alencar (2-0) 115lbs def. Laura Contreras (0-2) 114lbs via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) at 3:39 of Round 3 – Women’s Strawweight bout
Vincent Van Gogh (2-1) 143lbs def. Marcin Frycz (0-1) 145.5lbs via TKO at 1:27 of Round 1 – Featherweight bout
Micaias Urena (7-3) 135.8lbs def. Alberto Blas (3-4) 135lbs via Unanimous Decision – Bantamweight bout
Prelims on Titan FC Facebook page at 4pm ET/1pm PT:
Tommy Garcia (4-2) 135lbs def. Makiel Frias (3-4) 135.6lbs via Submission at 3:44 of Round 2 – Bantamweight bout
Raymond Bunker (1-0) 144lbs def. Mike Olaya (0-6) 145lbs via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) in Round 1– Featherweight bout
Michael Polanco (1-1) 131lbs def. Gustavo Genao (0-1) 135lbs via Unanimous Decision– Bantamweight bout