Titan FC 31 Weigh-Ins: Ricci Misses Weight; Bout with Yoshida Now a Non-Title Affair

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 30, 2014
Mike Ricci lost his chance at Titan FC lightweight gold on the scale. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

Mike Ricci was unable to make weight for his 155-pound title bout against Yoshiyuki Yoshida at Titan Fighting Championship 31.

As a result, their matchup becomes a non-title, 157-pound catchweight affair. In addition, Ricci was fined 20 percent of his fight purse.

Yoshiyuki, meanwhile, hit his contracted mark without issue, tipping the scales at 154.4 pounds. Titan FC 31 takes place at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Fla., on Friday night. The evening’s main card airs on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m PT, while the preliminary draw streams on CBSSports.com beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

A contestant on Season 16 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Ricci is 2-0 under the Titan FC banner, posting triumphs over Jorge Gurgel and George Sotiropoulos in his first two appearances. Yoshida, meanwhile, is 6-0 since 2011; he most recently outpointed Shigetoshi Iwase at Deep 65 Impact in March.

The Titan FC 31 co-headliner pits former WEC champion Miguel Torres (145) against ex-Bellator talent Desmond Green in a featherweight tilt. Three more bouts round out the main card, as Ken Hasegawa (205.4) meets Matt Thompson (204.2), Hayder Hassan (170.6) takes on Felipe Portela (171), Jose Figueroa (169.6) squares off against Tyler Stinson (170.8).

Titan FC 31 Weigh-in Results:
Mike Ricci (157)* vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (154.4)
Desmond Green (146) vs. Miguel Torres (145)
Ken Hasegawa (205.4) vs. Matt Thompson (204.2)
Hayder Hassan (170.6) vs. Felipe Portela (171)
Jose Figueroa (169.6) vs. Tyler Stinson (170.8)
Scott Barrett (260) vs. Kenny Garner (250)
Brock Jardine (170.8) vs. Steve Montgomery (170)
Sirwan Kakai (135) vs. Joe Barajas (134.8)
Michael Graves (170.8) vs. Rafael Souza (169.6)
Mike Bruno (155.2) vs. Kamrin Naville (155.4)
Matt Wagy (135.6) vs. William Sizemore (136)

*Ricci missed weight and was fined 20 percent of his purse.
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