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Cage Titans 49 Preview: Giannetti v. Estell Lightweight Championship

Updated: Aug 27, 2021


Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


Michael Polvere and Cage Titans continues to lead the way in New England post-pandemic MMA as Saturday night Cage Titans will become the first promotion in the region to hold a second show since the region opened back up to sanctioned MMA competition. Plymouth Memorial Hall, the hallowed ground of New England MMA, will once again play host to a stacked fight card Saturday night at Cage Titans 49! Fourteen fights hit the bill at Cage Titans 49, split evenly between Main Card and Undercard, the seven fight undercard includes the return to Cage Titans for "Scarecrow" Trevor Gudde who went 1-1 during his stint with Bellator MMA during his time away, cashing in on a flying knee followed by punches to earn a third round stoppage of Royce Gracie's son; Khonry Gracie (2-2) at Bellator 252. Gudde returns to Plymouth Memorial hall at Cage Titans 49 looking for his second promotional victory as a professional, against the legendary; Jay "The Silent Assassin" Ellis (15-99).


Also highlighting the preliminary card is the highly anticipated professional debut of Cage Titans veteran and Tri-Force MMA Lightweight; Dion Rubio (4-1 as an Amateur) who makes his first walk to the Cage Titans cage Saturday night as a professional when he faces two fight pro, Sityodtong's; Leonardo Laderia (0-2). Rubio has forged an impressive resume with Cage Titans as an amateur, tallying four wins, three by stoppage, with his lone loss coming to Eddy George (3-0 professional Lightweight) for the Cage Titans Amateur Lightweight strap at Cage Titans 43 in 2019 via 5 round decision, in a War. Rubio returns to the cage for the first time in two years with his eyes set on an emphatic victory to begin his professional career as Cage Titans sets the table for yet another promising prospect in Dion Rubio.