‘JZ’ Cavalcante to Defend Lightweight Title vs. Freddy Assuncao in Titan FC 40 Main Event

By Mike Sloan Jul 1, 2016


Florida-based MMA promotion Titan Fighting Championship will head to Coral Gables, Fla., on Aug. 5 for its next event, which will take place inside the Bank United Center. Headlining Titan FC 40 will be newly-crowned lightweight champion Gesias Cavalcante defending his belt against Freddy Assuncao.

Cavalcante captured the promotion’s vacant title in somewhat shocking fashion when he knocked out longtime veteran and former Titan FC lightweight champ Pat Healy in the first round at Titan FC 39 last month.

Assuncao, also from Brazil, has been red hot since suffering the first loss of his pro career. He’s coming off a second-round submission of former Bellator and WSOF veteran Cody Bollinger, though that conquest was a full year ago at Titan FC 34. Assuncao has won eight straight fights.

The promotion also revealed that Scott Barrett will take on Jeremy Hardy and Jack May will oppose Derrick Mehmen in heavyweight bouts. Two featherweight showdowns are slated for the event as well as Jose Torres will fight Abdiel Velazquez and Bruce Lutchmedial will lock horns with Edir Terry.

Additionally, Desmond Green will stand opposite Frank Carrillo in a lightweight bout; welterweights Sabah Homasi and Preston Parsons will go at it; and Ron Stallings will meet Cristiano Souza at middleweight.

Titan FC 40 will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, though an exact start time has yet to be announced.

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