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UFC Veteran Kurt Holobaugh Talks on His Titan FC 29 Title Eliminator Bout

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Titan FC featherweight Kurt Holobaugh (11-2) has let the opportunity at greatness flee from him once.

He had a chance in what many consider the FOTN at UFC 159 when he took on Steven Siler and lost a narrow decision.

He was then cut after a single fight.

Fool me once shame on you.

Kurt will make like the Who and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

Like every warrior he’s scratched and clawed his way back into the limelight, finishing his next two opponents on local cards in under 3 minutes combined.

Then he ousted Eric Marriott via unanimous decision in his Titan Fighting Championship debut at Titan FC 27.

Now he has his sights set on the Titan Featherweight Title when he competes in an eliminator tonight against Lloyd “Cupcake” Woodard (13-3).

Kurt has been utilizing the hotbed of MMA in Louisiana to train.

“Training has been good, really good, I’m training with all of the best guys in Louisiana, so I know I’ll be ready for a 3 round war if needed.”

Holobaugh has always been known for his blinding speed whether addressing his hands, footwork, or ground game.

“I’m not looking too much specifically on Woodard, he’s really a pretty good all-around fighter. Maybe when he goes in a brawl mode I might be able to catch him with something good.”

Kurt suggests that Woodard’s main weakness may lie within his weight.

“I don’t really see a lot of weaknesses with Woodard, but if I had to say it’d probably be his conditioning being how his first weight cut to 145 goes.”

Kurt was spot on and Lloyd missed the initial weight cut.

“The way he rushes in at times too might be a weakness but other than that he’s pretty solid.”

Holobaugh trains at Gracie United under the tutelage of the #1 BJJ Practioner in the world, Rafael Ellewanger.

“Of course Rafael being a black belt we are definitely covering a lot of work on the ground because a fight at some point is going to go there. ”

Kurt has upped his wrestling skills but wants to come away with the finish.

“If there’s anything I’ve worked on the most it would probably be my wrestling and stopping takedowns and advancing my top game. Stylistically this is the type of fight that’s going to be a 3 round war but if I can avoid that and get a KO or submission early then I’ll be fine with that. Where ever the fight goes or how ever long the fight takes I’ll be ready.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.