Titan Fighting Championship 53 took place at the Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 15. Main Event was headlined by defending champion Juan Puerta and challenger, Gustavo Balart.
Juan Puerta vs. Gustavo Balart – for Titan FC flyweight title – Fight did not take place due to Puerta testing positive for cannabis. The Florida Boxing Commission doesn’t test for levels, just for its presence in the blood stream. Florida has a Zero tolerance policy for illegal substances found in the fighters blood.
TITAN FC 53 FIGHT CARD RESULTS
Michael Graves defeated Jared Gooden via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – for Titan FC interim welterweight title
Irwin Rivera defeated Lazar Stojadinovic via TKO – Round 1, 1:40
Mohammed Usman defeated Frank Tate via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Giannis Bachar defeated Gregg Ellis via TKO – Round 1, 3:52
Giannis Symeonidis defeated Jason Santana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Paulo Sergio Santos defeated Nurbergen Sharipov via TKO – Round 3
Gilbert Burns defeated Gleison Tibau via submission (rear-naked choke) 5:36 – Combat Grappling match