Three titles were on the line at Titan FC 39 this Friday, as the promotion aired their card on UFC Fight Pass. Seven of the bouts on the card had betting odds, and in the end 5 favorites emerged victorious, with 2 underdogs picking up wins. Here’s how the card broke down. Favorites That Won It probably wasn’t what he had planned, but Andre Harrison retained his Titan FC featherweight title in the co-main event of the evening. After a close two rounds with Deivison Ribeiro, the Brazilian broke his leg on a kick to Harrison’s shin, which immediately prompted the end of the bout. This was Harrison’s third title defense, and he closed as a -470 favorite (bet $470 to win $100) at 5Dimes Sportsbook for the bout. Carina Damm closed as slight a favorite over Sarah Alpar as it gets, and pulled out a close decision. Damm dropped Alpar early in the first round with a jab, had a good submission attempt late in the second, and carried those big moments to victory as a -115 favorite. Micah Miller wasn’t dominant, but he did enough in terms of takedowns and top control to pick up a decision over Kenny Gaudreau. Miller closed as a -370 favorite, but looked like he had to shake off a bit of rust from his near two-year layoff. Experience wasn’t a factor for Abdiel Velazquez, who defeated a man more than twice his age, as he took a majority decision over Alexis Vila. Velazquez was actually able to get Vila to the mat in the first round, and then remained busier throughout the fight to cash as a -165 favorite. He opened at +115, so the public made the right play in this one. Kurt Holobaugh picked up a second-round TKO over Luciano dos Santos, and made his -560 line look warranted. After some early takedown attempts, Holobaugh decided to try things on the feet and found success. While the first round was close, Holobaugh was the busier of the two fighters, and found his range in the second when he rocked dos Santos and forced the standing finish. Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, JZ Cavalcante turned back the clock with a first round knockout of Pat Healy to capture the Titan FC lightweight title. Cavalcante closed as a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $185) at 5Dimes Sportsbook, but did an excellent job of never allowing Healy to get his grinding game going. A beautiful right hand dropped Healy, and a couple shots on the ground finished the durable vet for the first time since 2010. Dhiego Lima captured the Titan FC welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over David Michaud after a five-round war. Lima opened a -145 favorite, closed a +105 underdog, and seemed to be in trouble early against the forward pressure of Michaud. Lima rallied late in the fight however, dropping Michaud in the fourth round and looking his most energetic in the fifth to earn the judges’ cards.
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