Brian Davidson Taps Out Jens Pulver at Titan FC 18
By FCF Staff
Jens Pulver failed to build on the momentum he gained recently at last night’s Titan Fighting Championship event in Kansas City, as the former UFC lightweight champ was tapped out by Brian Davidson in the first round, putting an abrupt end to the veteran’s two fight winning streak.
From the opening bell, Pulver had difficulties landing any strikes on the elusive Davidson and elected to take the fight to the mat. Although Pulver was able to take his opponent down on a couple of occasions, he was unable to pass Davidson’s guard or land any telling strikes.
Later in the round, Davidson managed to defend another takedown attempt from Pulver, and in the scramble that ensued he secured a fight stopping, rear-naked-choke.
Despite incurring his seventh loss in ten fights, Pulver (24-15-1) declared afterwards that he will decide when it’s time to retire and not his critics. With the win Davidson moved his record to 7-3.
UFC veteran Jake Rosholt (11-4) utilized his wrestling to punish and bloody John Ott (9-8) from the top position, before landing an illegal knee to Ott’s head as he attempted to stand late in the third round. Due to the fact Ott could not continue, Rosholt was disqualified for the infraction.
Here are the results from last night’s HDNet broadcast of Titan FC 18.
Brian Davidson def. Jens Pulver via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:04
John Ott def. Jake Rosholt via disqualification (illegal strike) – R3, 4:23
Rudy Bears def. Darryl Cobb via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:30
Jared Rosholt def. Kirk Grinlinton via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:37
Bobvia Cooper def. Nick Budig via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Joe Wilk def. Jesse Zeugin via submission (D’arce choke) – R1, 3:36
Sean Wilson def. Deryck Ripley via submission (toehold) – R1 2:00