Titan FC 35 crowned a new lightweight champion on Saturday night as Rick Hawn defeated the former, but not defending champion Pat Healy. In a close fight that could have gone either way, two judges sided with the 39-year-old Hawn, who was awarded the Titan FC Lightweight Championship.
Rumors of Hawn's retirement, win or lose, were addressed in the post-fight interview. Hawn did not make his retirement announcement, but told Showdown Joe that he would go back home to think the decision through. The win was his third in a row since being released from Bellator MMA following a two fight losing streak.
The loss was the first for Pat Healy following his departure from the UFC. The 31-year-old missed weight for the fight, weighing in over the limit by three pounds. He was stripped of his Titan FC Lightweight Championship after failing to make weight.
Andre Harrison defeated Desmond Green by unanimous decision to retain his Titan FC Featherweight Championship. In a fight that was billed as an exciting scrap between two up and coming fighters, both Harrison and Green held back in the fight.
Neither man landed a big strike throughout the 25 minute fight and last minute takedowns to win the round seemed to be a bigger focus for both men. As the final round closed, a rain of boos fell over the cage as fans were displeased with the overall effort in the fight.
Harrison now improves his perfect record to 11-0, while Green fell to 15-5 with the loss. Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson told Bloody Elbow earlier last week that either fighter could find themselves getting a call from the UFC with a win.
Tim Elliott retained his Titan FC Flyweight Championship with a second round submission of Felipe Efrain. Elliott's game plan was to take the fight to the ground as he controlled Efrain from the top in round one. Elliott was able to capitalize on his positioning in round two, forcing Efrain to tap out to a guillotine choke.
Elliott now moves his record to 12-6-1 and is a perfect 2-0 since being released from the UFC in February. The 21-year-old Efrain lost only his second bout of his young MMA career, and is now 9-2.
Pete Petties pulled off the most entertaining finish of the night, knocking out Ikaika Tampos with spinning back fist. The win improves his record to 3-0 as a professional.
Here are the full results for the rest for Titan FC 35:
(c) Rick Hawn defeated Pat Healy by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
(c) Andre Harrison defeated Desmond Green by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
(c) Tim Elliott defeated Felipe Efrain by 2nd Rd. Submission (guillotine)- 2:30
Steven Siler defeated Austin Springer by 1st Rd Submission (guillotine) - 1:04
Belal Muhammad defeated Zane Kamaka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ricky Simon defeated Alex Soto by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jason Knight defeated Musa Khamanaev by 2nd Rd Submission (triangle choke) - 3:06
Jason Novelli defeated E.J. Brooks by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sid Bice defeated Shaine Jaime by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zak Bucia defeated Rasul Shovkhalov by 2nd Rd. Submission (rear-naked choke) - 2:10
Pete Petties defeated Ikaika Tampos by 1st Rd. Knockout (spinning back fist) - 2:51