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Titan FC 35: Pat Healy vs. Rick Hawn fight card preview

Titan FC 35 brings three title fights to UFC Fight Pass tonight, although one champion has already been stripped of his belt.

Titan FC made their debut on UFC Fight Pass this past July, advertising four title fights. In the end, only three fighters walked away with championships around their waist.

The same situation could happen tonight at Titan FC 35, taking place in Ridgefield, Washington and airing on UFC Fight Pass at 9pm EST. There are three championships on the line, with the possibility of only two being won.

Pat Healy (32-20, 1 NC), who would have been making a second defense of his Titan FC Lightweight Championship, missed weight on Friday night and was forced to vacate the belt. His opponent, former Bellator fighter Rick Hawn (20-4), will still win the championship if he is able to defeat Healy.

Healy, who weighed in at 158 pounds, will try to extended his current win streak to four after a four fight losing streak that resulted in his release from the UFC. Rick Hawn is in a similar situation to Healy. Bellator MMA released Hawn after back to back losses, but Hawn has since won two straight and will be looking for a third tonight.

In the co-main event, current Titan FC Featherweight Champion Andre Harrison (10-0) takes on former champion Desmond Green (15-4). Both of these fighters have proven to be young, exciting talents, which leads Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson to believe that the UFC will be calling up the winner.

"I think that this is one of those fights where the winner will not be in Titan much longer. That's my guess," Aronson said.

The 27-year-old Harrison will be making his first title defense after defeating former champion Kurt Holobaugh at Titan FC 34. His first challenger, Desmond Green, lost his championship to Holobaugh by split decision back in March at Titan FC 33. Green returned from that loss with a spectacular knockout of Vince Eazelle at Titan FC 34.

The third title fight sees former UFC Flyweight Tim Elliott (11-6-1) defend his Titan FC Flyweight Championship for the first time against Felipe Efrain (9-1). Elliott dazzled the crowd in his last win, throwing a variety of spinning techniques on route to a unanimous decision victory. He was released by the UFC earlier this year after losing three straight fights.

Efrain will be making his Titan FC debut, as well fight for the first time on US soil. The 21-year-old Chute Boxe prospect will be playing the underdog in the fight as odds makers have Elliott as the 3-to-1 favorite.

Here are the rest of the fights taking place at Titan FC 35, which airs live on Fight Pass at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

Steven Siler (26-14) vs. Austin Springer (8-0) - Featherweight 
Zane Kamaka (9-1) vs. Belal Muhammad (7-0) - Catchweight 
Ricky Simon (6-0) vs. Alex Soto (7-2-1) - Bantamweight
Jason Knight (12-1) vs. Musa Khamanaev (15-3) - Featherweight 
E.J. Brooks (8-4) vs. Jason Novelli (8-1) - Catchweight 
Sid Bice (4-0) vs. Shaine Jaime (2-0) - Flyweight 
Rasul Shovhalov (11-3) vs. Zak Bucia (14-6) - Lightweight
Ikaika Tampos (3-0) vs. Peter Petties (2-0) - Featherweight
Jake Smith (3-0) vs. Taki Uluilakepa (4-1-1) - Welterweight
Trey Ogden (2-0) vs. Ryan Walker (4-1-0) - Welterweight

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