The names keep piling onto Titan Fighting Championships’ growing roster. Thursday night the promotion announced that they have signed former UFC lightweight Marcus LeVesseur and former UFC bantamweight (now featherweight) Walel Watson.
— Titan FC (@TitanFighting) February 1, 2014
Marcus LeVesseur (22-7) is a highly decorated collegiate wrestler, winning four NCAA Division III National Championships at Augsburg College in Minnesota. As a wrestler, he went undefeated 155-0 in competition and holds a high school win over eventual Olympian, Ben Askren. “The Prospect” translated his high level wrestling ability into an MMA career, compiling a record of 21-5 (with 17 finishes) before debuting in the UFC in May of 2012. However his run in the big promotion would be short lived, losing 2 of his 3 fights to Cody McKenzie and Abel Trujillo before being released. The 31 year old holds victories over Dane Sayers, Brian Geraghty and most recently, Carlo Prater at UFC on FX 5.
Walel Watson (11-7), nicknamed ‘The Gazelle’ was one of the tallest fighters in the bantamweight division at 5’11”. He has since moved up to the featherweight division and joins the promotion on a two fight losing streak that includes a loss to, now UFC featherweight, Tom Niinimaki in a Cage featherweight championship bout. Prior to moving up to featherweight, Watson had fought 4 times in the UFC at bantamweight, going 1-3. After winning his debut against Joseph Sandoval via 1st round TKO on UFC on Versus 6 in 2011, Watson went on to lose his next 3 bouts to Yves Jabouin, T.J. Dillawshaw, and Mitch Gagnon before his exit. Since moving to 145, Watson has compiled at 2-2 record.