- Titan FC returns for the first time since the pandemic
- The event takes place at MMA Masters in Florida
- Rami Hamed battles Frank Carillo in the main event of MMA bouts
Titan Fighting Championship is back, tonight, May 29 for the first time since the pandemic took place for Titan FC 60 where a welterweight bout headlines the MMA portion of the card. It takes place at MMA Masters in Florida. The event also features a combat jiu-jitsu match atop the card.
In the main event, Rami Hamed looks to get back into the win column when he takes on Frank Carrillo, who has not fought since 2016 when he lost to now UFC fighter, Mike Perry. The co-main event pairs former bantamweight title challenger, Danny Sabatello against short-notice replacement, Chris Johnson.
Titan FC 60 airs live on UFC Fight Pass at 8:00 pm EST. The table below shows odds for the entire card, followed by best bets for the event.
Titan FC 60 Odds
How Will the Layoff Impact Carrillo?
Rami Hamed (8-3 and one no-contest) is a Russian-born fighter but trains out of Coconut Creek, Florida at American Top Team. He last fought back at Brave CF 33 where he lost by armbar to Issa Isakov. The loss snapped his two-fight winning streak where he had wins over John Robinson, and Gadzhimusa Gadzhiev in Brave. He last competed in Titan FC back in 2018 where he lost to Jose Caceres for the vacant welterweight title.
Frank Carrillo (10-6) as mentioned has not fought since 2016 but has fought better competition than Hamed. In his last fight, he lost by knockout to UFC welterweight, Mike Perry. In his career, he has a couple of notable wins like a knockout win over UFC veteran and current Bellator fighter, Sabah Homasi, as well as UFC veteran, Mike Rio. He’s also fought, Rafael Alves and Abel Trujillo.
This is a fantastic fight for Titan FC to return with. Both Hamed and Carrillo have experience and tons of knockout power that it seems likely it will not go the full 15 minutes. Hamed has only gone the distance once while Carrillo has a 50-percent finish rate, so it should be an interesting bout.
Hamed is no doubt the better striker and more powerful puncher but has a clear hole in his ground game. All three have of his losses have come by submission while Carrillo has a submission win but rarely uses his grappling.
In this fight, I expect Hamed to come out swinging and looking to knockout Carrillo early. If Carrillo can survive the first round and take this fight to the ground he should have success. But, I believe the American may deal with some ring rust which will result in him coming out slow where Hamed will be able to connect and drop “The Tank” and finish him off via TKO in the first or second round. But, at this current line, I don’t think the value is there to bet on Hamed at -700.
Pick: Rami Hamed (-700)
Hamed vs Carrillo
Other Titan FC 60 Picks
- Danny Sabatello (-345): Johnson’s taking this fight on short notice and has a losing record. Sabatello is better everywhere and should get a finish. There’s value as I believe Sabatello should be a bigger favorite.
- Kendly St. Louis (+300): This is a much closer fight than the odds suggest so all the value is on St.Louis who could very well get a submission win as we’ve seen Lilly have problems on the ground.
- Sal Guerriero (-315): Guerriero is phenomenal on the ground while Gonzalez’s only pro fight was a submission loss. Look for Guerriero to get the job done by submission. Again, there’s still some value as I think Guerriero should be above a -400 favorite.