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Titan Fighting Championships 19 Results: Awesome Nicknames, Mediocre Fights

“Maybe if we leave Bobby Lashley on the poster, no one will notice that we left the ‘L’ out of professional” -The TFC Marketing Intern who worked on this poster

Are you a regional promotion that wants to get our attention? Put Bobby Lashley on your cards, and we’ll begrudgingly give you an article every time he fights. He decides to pull out of a fight for “personal problems”? Just stack your card with guys with crazy nicknames and we’ll sort it all out the next day.

As we mentioned earlier this week, Titan Fighting Championships returned with TFC 19 last night. Since the card featured a cast of relatively unknown fighters with unusual nicknames, we’re not going to do a traditional recap. Rather, we’re going to break this one down by examining which fighters actually lived up to their nicknames, and which nicknames appear to be failed attempts at ironic humor.

“The” James Krause vs. Clay French (160 lbs.)

If you’re going to from the Midwest and refer to yourself as “The” *your name here*, you should have a few things going for you. Namely, you should demonstrate the ability to crush cans, consistent success against top tier competition and involvement in a “tattoos for autographs” scandal. Heading into last night’s fight with journeyman Clay French, James Krause was one for three (though Krause’s back tattoo may have been done for an autograph, who knows). After losing to French, Krause is now 0-3 with those requirements. Time for a new nickname, Krause.

 Sara McMann vs. Tonya Evinger (140 lbs.)

Okay, so neither of these fighters have a nickname. But since we plugged this fight the last time we brought it up, we’ll tell you how it ended. True to form, Sara McMann used her superior wrestling background to grind out a victory. And by “used her superior wrestling background to grind out a victory”, I mean that if the Olympic wrestler was in a room with Jake Shields, Jon Fitch, Antonio McKee and Gray Maynard, she’d be referred to as “the really boring fighter who just lays on top of people”.

Rob “The Rosedale Reaper” Kimmons vs. Brendan “The Caucasian Devastation” Seguin (185 lbs.)

With nicknames like these, a quick finish is to be expected. With Rob Kimmons making his first post-UFC appearance against a 22-17-1 journeyman, one might also expect Kimmons to walk away with the victory. Naturally, Brendan Seguin won this fight by unanimous decision. Time for Rosedale to get a new reaper. And since Seguin now has as many victories by decision as he does by knockout (10), perhaps he should 86 the whole “devastation” thing.

 Joe “The Nose” Wilk vs. Willian de Souza (145 lbs.)

Come on guys, Joe Wilk’s nose isn’t THAT big…

Nick “The Kansas City Head Case” Nolte vs. Marcio Navarro (170 lbs.)

If you’re thinking you’ve heard of an MMA fighter who shares a name with that guy from Weeds, it’s because he recently fought Phil Baroni at TFC 17. He also won via unanimous decision and proceeded to not say anything completely crazy in a post fight interview. I guess “The Kansas City Person of Normal Temperament” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez vs. Cody “Locked and Loaded” Land (135 lbs.)

Some of you may assume that Lee’s Summit, Missouri doesn’t have any sharks because it is nowhere near an ocean. While this may be part of the reason, the main reason is because fighters like Anthony Gutierrez are used as shark bait. Gutierrez made quick work of “Locked and Loaded”, earning a first round submission from knees and elbows.

Results, courtesy of MMAMania:

Clay French def. James Krause via split decision
Sara McMann def. Tonya Evinger via unanimous decision
Brendan Seguin def. Rob Kimmons via unanimous decision
Joe Wilk def. Willian de Souza via unanimous decision
Nick Nolte def. Marcio Navarro via unanimous decision
Alex Huddleston def. Daniel Gallemore via unanimous decision
Anthony Gutierrez def. Cody Land via submission (strikes) in round 1

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FilmDrunk- July 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm
I'll change my tune on Schiavello's dumb one liners the day one of them makes me laugh instead of groan.
Todd M- July 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm
meh, Schiavello is tha shit son
CrushCo- July 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm
@FilmDrunk: I agree 100%. There are those that love his one-liners. I am not one of them them. It's painfully obvious as you listen that he's got a list written out and he's eagerly waiting to plug them in to the commentary, regardless of how well they actually fit.
FilmDrunk- July 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm
Also, can we talk about how Michael Schiavello is the most obnoxious human being on the planet? If he's not trying to shoehorn in one of his idiotic catch phrases, he's spouting some nonsensical one-liner he clearly spent a week coming up with, and the end result still makes me want to kill myself. "Troyin to foind a weakniss in his defense is loike troyin ta foind a pubic hair at a Jonas Brothas concert!" Shut. The fuck. Up. One of the things I always liked about MMA was having commissioners and personalities reasonably less full of shit than in the major sports.
FilmDrunk- July 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm
These fights were so bad. There wasn't a single one I didn't fast-forward through a portion of.