This Friday night at Titan Fighting Championships 33 at The Brookely Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, Former TUF 15 fighter, Austin Lyons (12-3) will take on Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez (5-1). A fight that is part of an event that promises to not only be the biggest MMA fight card of Titan Fighting Championships history but also one of the biggest cards of the year.
Lyons is a slick submission specialist as 5 of his first 6 mixed martial arts victories all came by some form of a submission. He went 2-0 during his tenure in top promotion, Bellator and in his last outing he was awarded a unanimous decision victory over another former Ultimate Fighter veteran Jonathan Brookins. That bout served as the co-main event of Legacy Fighting Championships 34.
TFC 33 will have 4 (that’s right 4) Championship bouts, one of which will be a Bantamweight Title Fight between Walel “The Gazelle” Watson (13-7) and Brett Johns (10-0). The winner will most likely make the first defense of their Titan strap against the winner of Lyons v Gutierrez.
Lyons has been training hard and understands the prestigeous honor to be on such a card of this magnitude.
“Man training for this camp was great. I had a bunch of guys willing to help me out and make me better. Being apart of TFC’s biggest card is an honor. They didn’t put just anyone on this card and I’m humbled to be included.”
With 5 undefeated fighters and 13 former UFC or Bellator veterans, this card is worth its’ weight in gold. Austin didn’t prep any differently for his showdown with Sharkbait, and even though the pair match-up well on the ground, Lyons doesn’t think who is better won’t matter.
“I just did the same training I do every camp. Of course I focus on his strengths, but I can’t neglect mine. Who has the better BJJ?? Who cares? This is MMA. Hahaha while he hasn’t been subbed, I honestly feel we probably match up well bjj wise.”
Lyons has fought on The Ultimate Fighter show, Bellator, Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Legacy Fighting Championships. Gutierrez on the other hand has only tasted the lights of Titan Fighting Championships in his career. Austin doesn’t think this will play a factor at all in their confrontation Friday night that should pay huge dividends fro the winner.
“I think both of us are experienced . It’ll just be another fight for both of us but I’m quite certain that a title shot is definetly in line for the winner.”
This fight seems to be shaping up as a crucial title eliminator in the Titan FC 135 pound division and will be broadcast live from Mobile, Alabama via CBS Sports Network.