Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 24Titan Fight Championships 24 took place Friday night in Kansas City, Kan., featuring the light heavyweight debut of UFC veteran Anthony Johnson and the mixed martial arts debut of Braulio Estima, one of the most decorated grapplers in the world.

Anthony Johnson vs. Esteves Jones

Having bounced around weight classes over the past few years, moving back and forth between welterweight and middleweight, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson may have found his new home at 205 pounds.

He stepped into the cage on Friday night as a light heavyweight to face Esteves Jones.

Rumble went immediately to his striking game, but opened with several kicks before throttling Jones with some punches and then putting him on the mat. Johnson spent the remainder of the round unloading with a barrage of punches and elbows to soften Jones up for an explosion in round two.

Jones came out swinging and kicking in the second, but that only served to play into Johnson’s game. He shot and put Jones on the mat, unloading a jackhammer left hand until the referee stopped the fight just 51 seconds after the start of the round.

“I felt great. I was walking around 225 (for this fight) and day of weigh-ins I only had 2 pounds to go,” said Johnson of the difference in moving up to 205 pounds. “So I felt awesome.”

Rumble intends to stay at light heavyweight for the foreseeable future and already has another fight lined up. He’ll next face Jake Rosholt in at XFN 8 on Sept. 21 in Tulsa, Okla.

Braulio Estima vs. Chris Holland

Braulio Estima made his mixed martial arts debut on Saturday night against journeyman fighter Chris Holland.

Holland went to his bread and butter early, wobbling Estima with a straight right hand, but Estima has a little bread and butter of his own and that’s his jiu-jitsu. After shaking out the cobwebs, Estima persisted until he got Holland down into his world on the mat.

Estima quickly gained mount and shifted to an arm-triangle choke. Holland escaped the initial choke, but it didn’t take long for the multiple time BJJ world champion to regain mount, set up another arm-triangle choke, and this time sink it deep enough to put Holland to sleep.

“I’m here representing a big huge flag, which is jiu-jitsu; so I wanted to get a submission,” Estima explained after the fight.

“I want to keep on going. I want to fight (again) as soon as possible,” he added, leaving no doubts that this fight wasn’t a one-off special attraction.

Titan Fighting Championships 24 Full Results:

-Anthony Johnson def. Esteves Jones by TKO (Strikes) at 0:51, R2
-Braulio Estima def. Chris Holland by Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:21, R1
-Brian Davidson def. John Devall by Submission (Strikes) at 3:27, R1
-Cody Gibson def. Andrew Whitney by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Matthew Foster def. Matt Uhde by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Adam Stickley def. Jose Vega by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:20, R1
-Jeremy Smith def. T.J. Brittin by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Josh Pfeifer def. Josh Ford by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Antonio Martinez def. DeAllen Hicks by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Steven Graham def. Ben Louchious by Split Decision, R3
-Shawn Maynard def. Keith Curtis by Unanimous Decision, R3

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