On Saturday, June 20th Cage Titans returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall hot off the heels of its sold-out, attendance setting record event at the venue back in April. Over those years, Cage Titans has truly set the bar in New England for having the very best amateurs competing on their shows and for their titles, and this fight card will be no different. Undefeated, #1 ranked 155lb fighter, Don Shainis is coming in fresh after winning the Cage Titans lightweight title last event and with a quick turn-around, will be defending his belt this night. Shainis’ strength is that he is a dominant and aggressive wrestler and likes to wear down his opponents down by dragging them to the mat and deliver brutal ground n pound. Standing across from him, trying to take the title, will be #1 contender, submission specialist, Jacob Weeks. Weeks was also victorious last event, securing himself the title shot, and picked up the win via rear-naked choke, which was his 3rd choke sub in as many victories. Weeks has no problem with the fight going to the ground and his high level jiu-jitsu should level the playing field against the wrestler, if and when it goes there.
The vacant 135lb amateur title will also be up for grabs fight night. #1 ranked and undefeated 135lb fighter, ‘Ill’ Will Smith will battle it out with #1 ranked 125lb fighter, Kris Moutinho. Smith finds himself sitting atop the divisional rankings and will be looking to add another belt around his waist, as he has already won the 135lb Warrior Nation promotional title. As for Moutinho, he too will be looking to add a second championship to his resume, as the Cage Titans’ 125lb champion goes up in weight with hopes of becoming a two division champ. Both these fighters have essentially cleaned out their divisions and with no one left to challenge them, they turn their sights on each other!
And in the final title fight of the night, #1 ranked, Cage Titans 185lb champion Pat McCrohan takes on challenger, #1 ranked 205lber Sean Evans. After cleaning out the light heavyweight division and coming out undefeated, Evans drops in weight with his eyes on the belt which has barely had time to get warm around McCrohan’s waist. Both fighters fought on the last event and backstage before McCrohan made his way to the cage for his title fight, Evans essentially told him, “I know you are going to win and after you do, I want first shot at your title.” Well, McCrohan kept his undefeated record intact and went on to win the belt in what many were calling ‘Fight of the Year’. After the 5 round war, in his post fight interview McCrohan welcomed Evans’ challenge, he was also victorious earlier in the evening, and he was brought into the cage to set-up up the showdown.
Also in action, former amateur champion Manny Bermudez making his pro debut, Joe Giannetti and Billy Keenan squaring off for the #1 contender spot in the 145lb division, 2 females match-ups, fan favorite Max Barrett and ‘the unpredictable one’ Sean Lally. Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for those fight announcements as well as specific match-up highlights, new fights added to the card and fighter interviews, each and every day leading up the event.
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