Titan FC returns this Friday to host a stacked Titan FC 74 card at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida.
In a card filled with high level MMA talent, tenured martial arts veterans and some of the world's top prospects, MMA fans are in for a treat come March 4th. Some featured names include top bantamweight prospects, Ryan Kuse (5-0) and Anvar Boynazarov (3-0), world class wrestler, Richie Lewis (2-0), and the always entertaining, Roy Echeverria (7-0). Also on the card, six-time IBJJF champion, Talita Alencar (1-0), four-time Titan FC veteran, Adrian Garcia (6-1), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Gaston Mazur (11-7) and WSOF veteran, Soslan Abanokov (6-4-1).
With several familiar faces in the Titan FC community competing Friday night, it's safe to say the expectations are high. However, the new names introduced at Titan FC 74 could steal the show. These two martial artists will make their pro MMA debut this weekend and look to make a name for themselves in the Titan FC cage.
Titan FC fans should get used to hearing the name Raymond Bunker. The 27-year-old's resume is borderline overqualified for a pro MMA debutant. Bunker is a two-time member of team USA's world wrestling team, a two-time National Champion in college, the 2019 Marine Corps Athlete of the Year and a qualifier for the 2021 Olympic wrestling trials. It's safe to say you might not want to engage in a grappling exchange with the 2020 Pan-American champion. Aside from his prolific wrestling career and his admirable tenure with the Marine Corps, Bunker was a stellar amateur martial artist scoring victories in all five of his amateur bouts. As a black belt in Marine Corps martial arts, expect him to do more than just hold his own on the feet as well. The Colorado resident does some of his training at Landow Performance just outside of Denver, Colorado. On March 4th, expect to see one of the most hardworking, prepared and equipped pro debutants in the sports history.
Makoa Cooper is a young, extremely talented prospect out of Hawaii. As the brother of two-time PFL welterweight champion, Ray Cooper III, there's no doubt Makoa Cooper is prepared for battle and has a quality team in his corner. The 21-year-old is also close friends with UFC and Bellator veteran Kai Kamaka. Makoa Cooper is not someone you want to stand and bang with. Not only is he a vicious power puncher, but he also has lightning fast hands and uses relentless forward pressure to back his opponents up. One thing that stands out about his striking style is how elusive he is on the way in and out. As one of the first, Titan FC competitor's born in the 2000's, the other being Evelyn Martins, March 4th will be a night to remember for Makoa Cooper. It's in your best interest as a fan to not blink during this bout because Makoa Cooper can finish a fight at any moment.