On Friday, May 19, Titan Fighting Championship hosted its 44th event from the Pembroke Pines City Center in Florida.

In the night’ main event, unbeaten flyweight sensation Jose “Shorty” Torres moved up in weight in an effort to become a two-division titleholder. The flyweight champion took on bantamweight kingpin Farkhad Sharipov for the 135-pound belt. Torres had opened his pro career with four straight wins inside the Titan cage, including a first-round destruction of UFC veteran Pedro Nobre in his last outing. A veteran of Bellator MMA and the XFC, Sharipov had picked up back-to-back decision wins under the Titan banner, picking up the bantamweight title in his most recent bout against Andrew Whitney.

The event aired live at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

FULL RESULTS
Jose Torres def. Farkhad Sharipov by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47) – for bantamweight title
Kurt Holobaugh def. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante by TKO (punches). Round 4, 2:45 – for interim lightweight title
Marc Stevens def. Robert Turnquest by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:40
Gleidson DeJesus def. Edir Terry by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Michael Cora def. William Starks by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:11
Jorge Calvo Martin def. Bruno Mesquita by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Gustavo Balart def. Dez Moore by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Michael Lombardo def. Lorenzo Hunt by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Demarques Jackson def. Paulo Silva by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:09
Dan Ige def. Ronildo Augusto by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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