June 2, 2018—Sacramento’s leading all-amateur MMA promotion, The Titans Cage (TTC), planned an entertaining evening of twelve mixed martial arts matches, entitled TTC 19, for those who filled the Jackson Sports Academy, though only nine of them made it to the finish line.
Several bouts before Kody Vogels, the reigning TTC Lightweight Champion, attempted to defend his title against Julius Wright in the main event, a large portion of the audience following a lightweight bout between Francisco Ragsdale and Samuel James brought TTC 19 to a grinding halt, breaking out into an uncontrollable brawl.
When the city’s Sheriffs arrived on the scene to assist with order, they determined TTC 19 couldn’t continue. Since the promotion’s power couple, Shawn and Zeny Correa, first opened TTC’s doors in 2011, they have never been forced to close shop before the final bell. In a heartfelt message posted on TTC’s Facebook page (link here), Shawn Correa clarified the situation and affirmed his level of care for any fighter featured at his event and those in attendance:
“What happened last night at the Jackson Sports Academy was a promoter’s worst nightmare. I have been promoting and matchmaking fights since 2011, and I have never come across one single incident since then. The Titans Cage is a family event where people can come and enjoy themselves. It’s a shame that a brawl broke out in the crowd last night and ruined it for all the fighters, families, friends, and fans. I feel bad for the fighters that didn’t get to fight last night. The show was shut down due to the safety of everyone. It’s unfortunate for those who can’t control themselves, which is way beyond my control. Thank God no one got seriously hurt. All I could do is shake my head.” Correa concluded, “We’re not going to let this incident ruin it for us. Moving forward…”
NorCal MMA’s Performances of the Night
Fight of the Night: Gabriel Juarez and Vincent Munoz
Knockout of the Night: Sal Osorio
Submission of the Night: Kyle Ferguson
TTC 19’s Results Include:
Salvador Osorio defeated Carlos Ortiz by way of KO in round 1 (:27)
Diomi Tutt defeated Alex Griffin by way of unanimous decision
Kyle Ferguson defeated Rocky Batten by way of guillotine choke in round 1 (1:59)
Naemon Taylor defeated Diego Bigelow by way of unanimous decision
Kedrick Shadley defeated Adam Carignan by way of TKO in round 2 (1:01)
Gabriel Juarez defeated Vincent Munoz by way of split-decision