Titan Fighting Championship officials have announced the promotion will hold Titan FC 60, in their home state of Florida, on Friday, May 29. The card, which will be held at a yet undisclosed location with no fans in attendance, will be headlined by a combat grappling bout between former Titan FC lightweight champions Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante and Raush Manfio.
The event, which was originally scheduled for April 24, but delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe, will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports.
As both the nation, and the rest of the globe, begin to work towards returning to normalcy, many gyms and mixed martial arts facilities and promotions are eager to resume operations.
Titan FC COO Lex McMahon, a lifelong advocate for the sport of professional mixed martial arts, is eager to produce a fight card for the fans, but he wants to do so under the right conditions.
"The global pandemic and resultant economic devastation brought about by the coronavirus has brought the world and specifically sports to a standstill,” said McMahon. “I'm excited that Titan FC in conjunction with our broadcast partner UFC Fight Pass will be among the very first professional sports leagues to bring live sports to a world desperate to cheer for something full of excitement and drama, human competition that is happening in real time. Sports have always played an integral role in society. In these unprecedented times, sports, specifically MMA will be at the forefront of entertaining the world. Titan FC and our athletes are honored to help bring energy, passion, and joy to the world.
“We have put together a card that includes MMA and grappling legend Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante and Raush Manfio, two former Titan FC Lightweight champions facing off in Combat Grappling as well as striking phenom Ramy Hamed and American Top Team's top prospect Danny Sabatello. While we are excited to return to competition, we have worked hard to ensure the safety of our athletes, staff, and commission officials that will be working the event. We have worked on developing our safety plan with the Florida Boxing Commission, State, and local governments. The key components of our plan are:
1) Limited numbers in venue;
3)Practicing social distancing; and,
4) Emphasis on sanitation."
Titan FC 60 card:
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. vs. Raush Manfio under Combat Grappling rules - 3 Rounds
Ramy Hamed (8-3-1) vs. Frank Carrillo (10-6)
Danny Sabatello (6-1) vs. Raymond Ramos (5-3)
Kendly St. Louis (3-2) vs. Mike Lilly (6-5)
Sal Guerierro (1-0) vs. Dany Gonzalez (0-1)
Gustavo Villamil (0-0) vs. TBD
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