clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Titan Fighting Championships 16 results, recap and post-event discussion for 'Sylvia vs Wagner' in Kansas City


Titan Fighting Championships 16: "Sylvia vs. Wagner," which was held at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, has officially come to a close. 

And so has the four-fight winning streak of Tim Sylvia. 

"The Mainiac," who had strung together those four wins against what he calls "top competition," has been talking about making one final run at a world title in the heavyweight division before he retires to become a full time police officer. 

It's a good thing he's already got a new career lined up. 

That's because Abe Wagner has now joined the illustrious ranks of fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Frank Mir and Ray Mercer (who?) that have taken Big Timmay out within a minute of the very first round. 

Sylvia came out with a vengeance, looking to take the center of the cage and early control of the fight. What he wasn't looking for, was a big right hand from his much quicker counterpart, but that's exactly what he got. 

And while he wasn't doing cartwheels a la Brock Lesnar against current heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez, he was retreating faster than a shadow in the sunlight. 

Darkness came fast though, when Wagner just kept coming and a couple of knuckle sandwiches later and Sylvia was falling forward, grasping for any semblance of his once great career. Instead, all he found was a referee explaining to him it was best that he no longer continue.

Perhaps that should extend further than just this fight. 

If there was ever a fighter that deserved more than one chance to make his mark in the world's largest fight promotion, it's Jason High. The welterweight wrestler dropped a unanimous decision to Charlie Brenneman back in March of 2010 in his lone Octagon appearance. 

The big bosses decided that was all they needed to see and handed the promising 170-pounder his walking papers. 

Undeterred, he ripped off three impressive wins leading into last night's clash against Bellator veteran Rudy Bears. If High came in with the intention of making a statement, that's exactly what he did. 

In all of 51 seconds. 

As soon as the horn sounded, "The Kansas City Bandit" secured a takedown and started landing shots. He turned and seized an opening to lock on a tight guillotine choke. 

"Bad News" for Mr. Bears. 

In lieu of tapping, the Caveman Crew product elected to hold on as long as he could. It wasn't long before he was taking a short nap and High was celebrating his fourth consecutive victory. 

Time for another shot in the big leagues? 

Another UFC veteran was in action last night, as Rich Clementi was looking to pick up win number 40 in his long and illustrious career. 

Aaron Derrow, a veteran of all of seven professional fights, had other plans.

That wasn't evident in the early going though. Clementi showed "No Love" for any aspect of the young fighter's game, as he kept his hands down at times and even kissed his glove before launching a shot at a prone Derrow. 

The showboating may not have been the most professional but the New Jersey native was certainly backing it up. 

For the first two round, Clementi demonstrated his superiority in the standing exchanges and in his grappling abilities. He outwrestled his seemingly over-matched foe and made it look easy in the process.

That was until late in the third when he got careless and "Daddy Longlegs" lived up to his name. 

The hometown boy threw his legs up in a last gasp effort and locked in a triangle that spelled the end for Clementi. The ref stepped in while a cheer burst from the crowd and Aaron Derrow picked up the biggest win of his life. 

In his first fight since being released by the UFC, Drew McFedries, who made his home in the Octagon for three years, picked up a solid if unspectacular third round TKO victory. 

Gary Tapusoa was his opponent and you might as well have called him Dan Henderson with the way he was loading up and throwing an overhand right all night. 

In fact, that was all the offense the Missouri native could offer. 

Unfortunately, McFedries wasn't playing the role of Michael Bisping, although he did get knocked down at one point in the second frame. He was unable to capitalize however, and it was only a matter of time before "The Massacre" began. 

Sure enough, with Tapusoa tired and that overhand swinging slower through the air than a kite that won't get off the ground, McFedries started target practice in the third. 

A big uppercut was the beginning of the end and a follow up shot, that may or may not have been to the back of the head, was enough for the referee to step in for what looked like a mercy stoppage more than anything else. 

Either way, McFedries picked up his first win in over two years. With his exciting style, is it only a matter of time before we're watching him once again on pay-per-view?

Stay tuned. 

That's it for us. Time for you to give us your thoughts on the show, Maniacs. 

For complete results and detailed fight recaps of Titan Fighting Championships 16: "Sylvia vs. Wagner" click here

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania