Titan Fighting Championships is heralded for the moniker of #FansFightersFirst and they live up to their hashtag in every meaning. CEO Jeff Aronson sets his promotion apart in many ways however one major aspect is if one of his fighters is called up to the UFC he grants their release with no questions asked.
Though in many cases this can cause extra work for Aronson, and when former TUF champion Efrain Escudero was called back up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship his former opponent EJ Brooks (7-3) was left without an adversary. That was until former Legacy, Strikeforce and Dream veteran Todd Moore’s (16-6) opponent Danny Salinas had to withdraw due to an injury.
Injuries and call ups brought Todd and EJ together for tonight’s Titan FC 30. The short notice of the fight wasn’t an issue for the athlete that is Todd “The Maniac” Moore.
“Same old weight cut for me, Salinas got hurt and on short notice I was already close to 165 anyway. One less thing I have to worry about. I had two triathlons and had a fight 6 weeks ago in Argentina against a quality guy.”
Moore went to battle with 7 time Bellator vet and 4 time Bellator lightweight tournament competitor Ricardo Tirlini. Todd believes his experience will be an advantage along with the fact EJ is taking the fight on extremely short notice will play in his favor.
“He’s taking this on 5 days notice, I’ve been on full prep and prepping for the worst and I’me ready for whatever he has to throw at me. Other than weight I have more experience than him, I’m sharper and his best aspect is wrestling but I’ve never seen him use that in his fights.”
Todd has had 12 more professional fights than EJ. Moore feels like he will be in the driver seat in setting the pace and will cruise on to a victory tonight at Titan 30.
“The pace will be whatever I set it to be. I mean sh#@ I don’t count my punches or whatever, I just always fight at a fast pace and if he can keep up it’ll be a great fight and if he doesn’t then he’ll be left in the dust. The way it ends is with my hand raised. Simple as that.”
Todd has 10 of his career victories via some form of stoppage and will look to turn it up to 11 tonight on the main event of the undercard which will be available on a live stream at CBSSports.com