After struggling to make the welterweight and middleweight limits, it looks like Anthony Johnson’s decision to give light heavyweight a go was the right one with his debut performance proving to be far easier than shedding pounds have been for the hard-hitting 28-year old in past instances. Last night, “Rumble” took to the Titan FC ring for the second time since being cut by the UFC and for the first time at 205 pounds, scoring a strike-based stoppage over opponent Esteves Jones in relatively dominant fashion.
The victory, which came in the second round as a result of ground and pound, improved Johnson’s overall record to 12-4 and was his eighth TKO.
Titan FC 24 also featured decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Braulio Estima’s professional unveiling. Estima, an ADCC champion, showed exactly why his grappling game is feared by putting Chris Holland to sleep in the first frame with an Arm-Triangle Choke.
Read below for a full list of Titan FC 24 results:
Shawn Maynard def. Keith Curtis via Unanimous Decision
Steven Graham def. Ben Louchious via Split Decision
Antonio Martinez def. DeAllen Hicks via Unanimous Decision
Josh Pfeifer def. John Ford via Unanimous Decision
Jeremy Smith def. TJ Brittin via Unanimous Decision
Adam Stickey def. Jose Vega via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Matt Foster def. Matt Uhde via Unanimous Decision
Cody Gibson def. Andrew Whitney via Unanimous Decision
Brian Davidson def. John Devall via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Braulio Estima def. Chris Holland via Submission Round 1 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Anthony Johnson def. Esteves Jones via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
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