Titan FC 31 Results: ‘Torres vs. Green’ Play-by-Play & Updates

By Jordan Breen and Jesse Denis Oct 31, 2014

Sherdog.com reports from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., with live Titan FC 31 results and play-by-play.

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Matt Wagy vs. William Sizemore

Round 1

The bout starts at a brutally slow pace, with both men feinting jabs and not getting up to much. After an extended feeling out process that rolls on for minutes, the fighters finally open up with punches, exchange and Wagy shoots for a takedown. Wagy gets his man down and sets up in guard to pound away. On his back, Sizemore looks to set up a kimura as Wagy passes and sits in half guard. Sizemore uses the kimura to turn into an armbar attempt, getting his legs up on Wagy as the round expires.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-10
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Bazemore
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Bazemore

Round 2

Both fighters begin the second round with considerably aggression, exchanging punches about the cage. Bazemore starts landing more effectively, so Wagy uses his wrestling again and takes the fight to the mat with ease, landing in quarter guard and looking for ground-and-pound. Bazemore smartly controls him, then the Orlando native immediately pops to his feet. Both men circle about the cage, winging punches at one another, as the pair have lost their accuracy and purpose from the beginning of the round. As the time ticks down, Wagy shoots a successful double-leg and takes the fight to the mat at the close of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Wagy
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Wagy
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Wagy

Round 3

As the final round begins, both men rediscover some of their boxing ability, as they put together cleaner strikes and go toe-to-toe. As Bazemore begins finding his right hand more effectively, Wagy gets clipped in a reckless exchange. Wagy tries to take the fight to the mat with another blast double, but he runs straight into a guillotine. Bazemore locks it up, tightens it and leaves Wagy with no recourse put to tap out.

The Official Result

William Sizemore def. Matt Wagy via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R3 0:50

Mike Bruno vs. Kamrin Naville

Round 1

Naville opens the bout with a kick to the body. It is blocked by the ATT product, who scoops his opponent and lands a thunderous takedown. Naville gets back to his feet, both men working against the cage as Bruno attempts to knee the body. The Floridian fighter drags the fight back to the mat, and Bruno is now working from top position, chipping away at his opponent. Naville repeatedly looks to shrimp away but can’t escape from his foe. Bruno stands and looks to leap back into Naville’s guard with punch. The space provided in the last scramble gave Karim enough room to attempt an armbar as the round comes to a close with Bruno defending.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bruno
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Bruno
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Bruno

Round 2

Bruno switches levels and brings things to the mat early on. The lightweight from Georgia Is looking to use butterfly hooks to sweep, but to no avail. The Floridian is glued to Naville, but can’t seem to get much meaningful offense going, as referee John Hosegood, stands the fight back up. The American Top Team Fighter immediately shoots but is pancaked and shrugged to his back. Naville sits in side control as his opponent shrimps to the cage. Now with his man in the front headlock position, Naville fires off an illegal knee which hits Bruno in the head, forcing John Hosegood to halt the action. Bruno takes a minute to shake the foul, then tells Hosegood that he's good to fight. As things get back under way, both men exchange wildly, Naville seems to stun the Floridian and immediately gets top position as he looks to finish, but Bruno survives to see the third round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Naville
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Naville
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Naville

Round 3

Naville opens the round stalking his opponent, pecking away with short punches on his flagging foe. Bruno looks very tired, throwing labored punches. The two clinch along the cage as the Georgian looks to take things down to the mat, the two split. With Naville getting the better of the striking, the American Top Team fighter is forced to take things to the ground. Bruno stands from the guard, looking to leap back in with a punch, but eats a hard up-kick from his foe. Bruno continues to look to pass, but can’t get through to a dominant position as he lands short, peppering shots. The round closes with the Floridian on top, dropping sloppy, tired hammerfists.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bruno (29-28 Bruno)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Bruno (29-28 Bruno)
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Bruno (29-28 Bruno)

The Official Result

Mike Bruno def. Kamrin Naville via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Michael Graves vs. Rafael Souza

Round 1

The bout opens as a virtual kicking match. Graves connects to the body and looks to fire high behind it. Souza responds in kind, whipping kicks low then high. As they begin to let their hands go, it’s clear the American Top Team Fighter has the speed advantage and Graves is putting it to good use. A hard kick to the body from Graves opens a big exchange, where the Brazilian swings wildly but is clearly outmatched. Coconut Creek's Graves continues to attack with a variety of kicks, attempting an axe kick that doesn’t quite connect. Souza continues to circle away, as Graves stalks him with cleaner striking combinations, commanding the action at the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graves
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Graves
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Graves

Round 2

“Carioca” looks aggressive at the start of the second, throwing big punches as he rushes Graves, who easily scores a takedown to reclaim control of the fight. Souza is able to shrimp to the cage as his opponent gets busy with punches. As the Brazilian attempts to stand, the ATT fighter takes the back and instantly works for a choke. It's just moments before the unbeaten Graves locks in a deep rear-naked choke, forcing Souza to call it a night.

The Official Result

Michael Graves def. Rafael Souza via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 2:37

Brock Jardine vs. Steve Montgomery

Round 1

The lanky Montgomery is moving around the cage at a staggering speed as Jardine looks to catch him. “The Creepy Weasel” is the first welterweight to land cleanly, landing a one-two and then looking to take Jardine down. “The Machine” defends both men are striking at distance, Brock connects with a hard winging right, as Montgomery kicks the body and circles off. The UFC veteran looks to pin his man against the fence and land heavy leather. They circle around the cage as Montgomery kicks high, once again, to no avail. Montgomery walks straight into an overhand right from an increasingly-effective Jardine. The Utah tries to score with a big left at the close, but lands nothing of significance on Montgomery in the flurry.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jardine
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Jardine
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Jardine

Round 2

Montgomery looks anxious to flaunt his striking against Jardine in spite of how the second round ended. Jardine throws a quick strike and tries to dive in on a takedown behind it. Montgomery rips him away from his hips and gets a collar tie, where he delivers a single, brutal right knee. Jardine goes down flat on his face. A moment of confusion follows as referee Andrew Glenn doesn’t immediately call the action, instead staring awkwardly between the fallen Jardine and celebratory Montgomery, but this one is over.

The Official Result

Steve Montgomery def. Brock Jardine via KO (Knee) R2 0:26

Scott Barrett vs. Kenny Garner

Round 1

Garner connects with an overhand right just seconds in that causes Barrett to change levels quickly. “Deuce” shucks the takedown and the fight ends up in the turtle position. “The Bear” returns to his feet, only to see more hard times as Garner rips into his body with kicks, landing hard overhand rights at will, the last of which seems to daze the Blackzilian fighter, who shoots once again, this time scoring a takedown. The heavyweight from Vegas immediately reaches half guard and begins landing heavy leather on Garner. “The Bear” creates some distance and begins raining down thunderous lefts against the cage. As Garner tries to shrimp away, Barrett reaches mount at the 10-second warning and rains down more punishment until the bell saves his opponent.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Barrett
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Barrett
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Barrett

Round 2

Garner comes out firing heavy artillery again, checking the chin of Barrett with repeated punches. A two-piece from the Floridian, followed by a knee to the body, prompt Barrett to ground the fight. He looks to secure a crucifix while on top, leaving room for “Deuce” to get to his feet, not for long, however, as he’s almost immediately on his seat for a second time. Barrett looks to work his punches, but can’t keep his man down. The ATT fighter stands and a sloppy exchange begins -- both men are tired -- but Garner’s punching power is still la factor as he stuns Barrett, who once again takes it to the ground to finish the round on top.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Garner
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Garner
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Garner

Round 3

Barrett is exhausted at the start of the round. Garner laces him up with a one-two again followed by a knee to the body. “Deuce” follows with an uppercut followed by body punches. Garner is teeing off, as the Blackzilian fighter can’t muster the energy to do much. Garner appears to have tired himself out attacking Barrett; even though he is still throwing two- and three-punch combos and landing, there's no steam left on his shots Barrett stalks with the occasional haymaker, but the ATT heavyweight continually hits the body-to-uppercut at the head of his opponent. Barrett takes the fight to the ground out of sheer will at the 10-second warning, ramming Garner with right hands to try to sway the fight in his favor. The final bell tolls as Garner is getting back to his feet.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Garner (29-28 Garner)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Garner (29-28 Garner)
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Garner (29-28 Garner)

The Official Result

Kenny Garner def. Scott Barrett via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28 28-29) R3 5:00

Jose Figueroa vs. Tyler Stinson

Round 1

The welterweight Bellator veterans get off to a slow start. Stinson opens up by kicking the legs, while Figueroa measures distance very cautiously. Another kick from Stinson is met with a crushing left from Figueroa, which brings Stinson down to the mat. Figueroa rushes in, looking to finish, but Stinson recovers and begins firing back. Both men exchanging toe-to-toe now, then Figueroa shoots for a takedown that doesn’t stick. Figueroa is kicking high, but the Kansas native is defending well. Stinson lands a hard right of his own, that seems to have Figueroa second-guessing. Figueroa lands a hard right near the end of the round, but Stinson shakes it off.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Figueroa
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Figueroa
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Figueroa

Round 2

Stinson is the aggressor, chasing down Figueroa with strikes. Figueroa lands a short left hook while exchanging with the oncoming Stinson and sends him reeling into the cage. The ATT Orlando fighter tries to swarm, but Stinson recovers. Both men exchange punches, but Stinson is comfortable again. “The Evolution’s” success is coming via his counter left on the wild, winging Figueroa. Figueroa pushes the action against the cage, where looking to take things down as the Grudge Training Center fighter connects with an elbow on the way out. After some circling both men engage, Stinson feints and lands a beautiful head kick against the cage that brings Figueroa to a knee. Stinson gives chase but isn’t able to put his opponent away before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stinson
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Stinson
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Stinson

Round 3

Stinson keeps sliding his lead leg forward, slowly stalking Figueroa and chopping away at his lead leg. Figueroa tries to respond with leg kicks of his own, but his attempts go nowhere. Stinson continues ripping into his foe's left leg and throwing left-hand power shots when Figueroa rushes in. The Orlando fighter does so again, barrelling in on a double-leg attempt which Stinson stuffs and free himself from. One-two-low kick lands for Stinson and wobbles Figueroa, who looks for another desperate takedown to no avail. Figueroa lands an awkward right hand with just under a minute to go and Stinson takes it right on the eye, wincing. Stinson lands a knee on an incoming Figueroa, then hits him with a pair of left crosses as he retreats.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Stinson (29-28 Stinson)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Stinson (29-28 Stinson)
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Stinson (29-28 Stinson)

The Official Result

Tyler Stinson def. Jose Figueroa via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Joe Barajasvs. Sirwan Kakai

Round 1

Kakai tests the waters with a long jab early on. Figueroa begins to put his own feelers out and “Zohan” begins to adjust, mixing in leg kicks. Figueroa, using a shell defense, wings with the the right haymaker like as Kakai closes distance. After more of the same, Figueroa shoots, but Kakai defends and is still on his feet. Using a whizzer on the American, “Zohan” attempts to take the back as Figueroa’s knee is on the ground. The California native defends but keeps the action clinches along the cage, where Kakai is landing elbows to the side of his head. As the two break, referee Andy Glenn pauses the action to recover Figueroa’s mouthpiece. The bell rings moments after.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kakai
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Kakai
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Kakai

Round 2

Kakai lands a hard leg kick while Figueroa sticks an overhand right. The Californian channeling Muhammad Ali or Roy Jones Jr., twirling his power right, in a tease, to connect with a jab. Both men looking to land something of significance, Both men are headhunting with their kicks, causing a slight misstep by Figueroa, who then takes the action back to the fence. As they part, Kakai continues to play distance while the shorter fighter tries to get inside. As the fight once again hits the fence, The Swede lands a giant elbow while Figueroa continues to look for a takedown at the round's close.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kakai
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Kakai
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Kakai

Round 3

The Swede opens the third stanza with more of the distance game, hacking the lead leg and keeping a telephone pole in the face of his opponent. Kakai snaps off a high kick, but lands with a slap of the foot. The Xplode MMA fighter is still trying to play aggressor, stalking his longer opponent. Barajas shoots against the cage, where Kakai stalls him out, pushing down the head of his opponent and connecting with hammerfists. Shrimping and crawling, Kakai tries to free himself from the American, but can’t. As the Swede gets to his feet he begins to push the head sown and land elbows. Kakai reverses positions, fights to take the back of his turtled opponent, in the process, grabs a side choke. Kakai tightens up the arm-triangle choke and earns the tap.

The Official Result

Sirwan Kaki def. Joe Barajas via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) R1 4:40

Hayder Hassan vs. Felipe Portela

Round 1

Hassan opens aggressively and looking to land his straight kick. The ATT fighter comes in behind his kicks and begins landing punches immediately after. “Hulk” is chasing his opponent now as Portela circles away. Portela begins finding some success, kicking to the leg and body, but the shorter fighter’s aggression keeps him from any sustained offense. Hassan begins landing low kicks of his own, as the men go kick for kick, until Hassan hits the cup of his opponent. After a pause forced by referee John Hosegood, “Balboa” invites an exchange with Hassan, eating a nuclear counter right that sends him staggering across the cage and down to the ground. Hassan charges him and and smashes away with a few extra hammerfists, but Hosegood is quickly on the scene to end matters.

The Official Result

Hayder Hassan def. Felipe Portela via TKO (Punches) R1 3:23

Ken Hasegawa vs. Matt Thompson

Round 1

Hasegawa opens big, with a hard left. as Thompson throws a body kick to counter, but the Japanese fighter catches the leg and trucks his opponent against the cage, sweeping the leg to complete the takedown. Hasegawa beings raining down punches as the American looks to locate an armbar, but can’t. Thompson gets to his feet, an second ill-fated takedown attempt form Hasegawa sees his back taken. Thompson locks in a body triangle as he works for a choke. Hasegawa breaks free and sits in top position against the much taller, 6-foot-4 Thompson. The judoka stands and dives back into Thompson's guard, immediately advancing to side control. While landing elbows, Hasegawa maintains the position as Thompson attempts to work his way out or snag a limb. Hasegawa stands on his accord and the round comes to a close in the Inoki-Ali position.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa

Round 2

The second begins with both men looking to throw heavy strikes. The southpaw Hasegawa’s overhand left is landing at will. A low kick from the Japanese fighter is met with a clean right cross from Thompson. The shorter fighter immediately retaliates with a combination that seems to hurt his opponent, bringing him to the three-point position. Allowing the American to recover, the judoka continues to land punches with impunity. Thompson backs his man up with a jab and connects with a slapping high kick to the face, Hasegawa circles out, feigns a takedown and connects with a short right that, again, wobbles the American. More left hands land for Hasegawa on a charging Thompson. The Japanese fighter seems to be slowing now, as Thompson is able to close the round with a two-piece combo followed by a knee against the cage, as Hasegawa huffs for air.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Hasegawa

Round 3

A tired Hasegawa shoots for a takedown and completes it. The Japanese light heavyweight pins Thoompson to the cage and passes to side control. The American kicks off the fence in an attempt to take the back, but the Japanese fighter corrects his position. Back in guard, Thompson pops a triangle-armbar and begins smashing Hasegawa with elbows that bust his nose open. Hasegawa defends patiently, stepping over Thompson and passing underneath to side control. He doesn't have much time in side position before referee Andrew Glenn inexplicably stands the fighters up. The judoka is spent now and Thompson sees his opportunity and lets go of his hands, landing a head kick. Hurt, Hasegawa shoots in and is pancaked, but the grappler is able to push his way through and end the fight on top as the final bell tolls.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Thompson (29-28 Hasegawa)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Thompson (29-28 Hasegawa)
Joe Ortiz scores the round 10-9 Thompson (29-28 Hasegawa)

The Official Result

Ken Hasegawa def. Matt Thompson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Desmond Green vs. Miguel Torres

Round 1

Torres opens up with a leg kick, then begins feinting to set up his punches. Green quickly becomes the aggressor chasing the former WEC champion down. He backs his opponent against the cage and the “Predator” opens up, baiting the former title holder into a fire fight. Powerful hooks from Green product land, forcing Torres to dip his head. After changing his head level a few times, Green sizes him up beautifully. Torres takes a hard right knee and a crushing right uppercut and hits the dust. The Bellator vet is all over him with hammerfists until referee John Hosegood rescues the levelled Torres.

The Official Result

Desmond Green def. Miguel Torres via KO (Knee and Punches) R1 0:46

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