Sal Guerriero (5-1) makes his sixth walk to the Titan FC cage at Titan FC 77 on June 3rd in hopes of another dominant victory.
The 26-year-old South Floridian is a household name in the Titan FC community spending just about his entire pro career in the promotion. As a pro, Guerriero has scored four of his five wins by way of finish, three of which via knockout. He holds three first-round finishes in his pro career including back-to-back first-round TKO’s in his last two bouts. Guerriero returns to action on Friday night not only riding a four-fight win streak, but also four straight finishes. It’s clear he’s good at what he does for a living and he feeds off the energy of the people that support him. He elaborated on his reasoning behind fighting and how his friend’s and family’s support makes him go the extra mile.
“I'm in my happiest state when I'm fighting,” he said. “I’m motivated by the joy of my family and the people invested in me.”
Growing up, Guerriero found enjoyment in all recreational sports however, he found a genuine passion in wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. His father and uncle played a significant part in his early love for combat sports as they both are high level Jiu-Jitsu practitioners under Co-founder of American Top Team, Conan Silveira. This led to a clear path for Guerriero to further pursue his passion for Mixed Martial Arts.
Prior to his amateur MMA career, Guerriero took part in several high level Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. As time progressed, he earned third place as a blue belt at the 2017 IBJJF NoGi World Championship. Just about a year later he secured first place in his first tournament as a brown belt at the 2018 IBJJF NoGi Pan Championship. A couple months following, he earned bronze at the 2018 ADCC North American Trials. As he kicked off his amaeteur career, it seemed he was right where he belonged, running through every opponent put in front of him. Throughout his young Jiu-Jitsu and amateur careers, he has stood by American Top Team. To this day he remains loyal and grateful that he gets to call ATT home.
“Being around like-minded people and amazing athletes inspires me everyday,” he explained. “I’m super grateful.”
Despite being booked on a few Titan FC cards this year, Guerriero makes that walk for the first time in 2022 on June 3rd. The time off isn't something he necessarily enjoyed however, he knows he’s gotten better since his last bout. The 26-year-old is at a point in his career where a big opportunity can come at any point, which is why he’s in fight shape year round.
Guerriero makes his sixth promotional appearance at Titan FC 77 against two-time Capoeira World Champion, Wendel “Cobra” Araujo (5-3). Araujo is no slouch anywhere as he holds three of his five wins by way of knockout and carries a Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. With that being said, Guerriero remains confident and knows the crowd will be on its feet when he steps in the cage. He explained his expectations for this fight and his appreciation for Titan FC.
“Titan is a great organization broadcasted globally on UFC Fight Pass which is important,” he said. “I expect a clean performance. I want to get in and out and onto new beginnings."
It’s no secret Sal Guerriero is a name on major organizations radars. At just 26-years-old, he could be on the verge of entering his prime. With a convincing win over Araujo, he can prove he has the ability to compete at the highest level in the sport. Sal Guerriero is definitely a name you want to remember.