Titan FC 51 takes place at Almaty Arena in Almaty, Kazakhstan tomorrow (Friday, December 22, 2018) at 9 a.m. (ET) live on UFC Fight Pass. The interim lightweight title is on the line in the main event as Kazakh fighter Babit Nazarov takes on America’s Martin Brown.
Nazarov (14-3) has won six of his last eight bouts, including a 2-1 stretch in his last three fights under the Titan FC banner. The 31-year-old is coming off an upset third round submission loss to veteran Rafael Alves with 30 seconds to go in the fight this past June at Titan FC 50. Brown (12-5) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Thomas Webb under the Battleground MMA banner this past June. The 34-year-old is 1-2 under the Titan FC banner, but both losses were to top contenders and he is only two years removed from a six-fight winning streak across both Bellator and Titan.
The interim flyweight title is also on the line as Juan Puerta battles Kazbek Ashimov. Puerta (15-6) has won four consecutive bouts, including a brutal flying knee knockout victory under the Titan FC banner this past February. Ashimov (6-3) is making his Titan FC debut and is fighting for the first time in three years after being submitted in consecutive bouts by Chinese prospect Meixuan Zhang in 2015.
Also on tap, UFC veteran Mike Graves takes on undefeated Jamaican Gregg Ellis in a welterweight fight.
MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting odds for the following bouts on the Titan FC 51 card today at Bet DSI.
Titan FC 51: The Battle of Kazakhstan
Almaty Arena – Almaty, Kazakhstan
12-21-2018 – UFC Fight Pass 9 AM ET
Main Event | Titan FC Interim Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs
Martin Brown +130
Beibit Nazarov -170
Co-Main Event | Titan FC Interim Flyweight Championship | 125 lbs
Kazbek Ashimov +700
Juan Puerta -1400
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