Titan FC 34 will be showcased live via UFC Fight Pass this Saturday and it will feature 4 mega title contests and many former and future UFC stars. A former UFC star looking to make his way back to the big show is Isaac Vallie-Flagg (15-6-1).
Isaac was released in November following his third consecutive loss in the organization. However he burst onto the scene to face a verified legend of the sport in Yves Edwards, whom he defeated via split decision at UFC 156.
“I had a great win against Yves, he was very tough, and growing up I had always looked up to him. Getting to fight him was awesome in itself and beating him was that much better.”
As mentioned earlier he dropped his next 3 contests all by way of Unanimous Decision. At UFC Fight Night 35 against Elias Silverio, UFC 172 against Japanese legend Takanori Gomi and finally at UFC Fight Night 57 versus Matt Wiman.
“The losses are my own fault, I’ll never make excuses. If I played the game better there would’ve been different outcomes. I always started strong but they finished better, especially Matt and Gomi. The Judges seem to always pay more attention in the end. I’d fight any of those guys again though. The bout with Gomi was an extremely fun fight for myself and for the fans. I’d fight Matt, I’d even fight Yves again sh#%, I just love to fight.”
At Titan FC 34 Isaac will take the next step to running his fingers along a UFC cage door once more. In his way will submission ace Jason Witt (6-2) who has only almost a third of Isaac’s fight experience.
“I already know I have way more experience than Jason but he’s got a lot of vets helping him out. Guys like James Krause will be in his corner, but I’ve learned over the years small tricky stuff that will help me win.”
Isaac could possibly fight for Titan FC’s Welterweight Title with after a win on Saturday, but he’s not looking past Witt. The Welterweight Title will be the prize granted to either Pat Healy or Marcus Edwards in one of the 4 Championship bouts Friday night.
“This fight was on shorter notice which made it a catch-weight of 160, I just came out to fight so I could’ve gone higher or lower. Pat (Healy) is a buddy so if he wins his fight I don’t want to really fight him. If guys start thinking about titles they look past the fight. I like to take every fight one at a time and stay in the moment.”
Isaac will look to push his will on Jason based off of his experience to win this contest.
“I’d love for a finish against Jason, he’s tough but hopefully I see some openings and catch him with something to put him down and finish him. With my experience I hope I see some things, I hope I see some things in him that he may not see in himself.”