Main Card | Catchweight · 180 lbs | Pro MMA
Brandon Bear defeats Nick Budig via KO/TKO at 2:23 of Round 2
|3-0-0||Pro Record At Fight||4-2-0|
|Climbed to 4-0||Record After Fight||Fell to 4-3|
|-290 (Moderate Favorite)||Betting Odds||+225 (Moderate Underdog)|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Manhattan, Kansas||Fighting out of||Hill City, Kansas|
|Age at Fight||32 years, 5 months, 3 weeks, 1 day|
|180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||179.8 lbs (81.6 kgs)|
|6'1" (185cm)||Height||5'8" (173cm)|
|79.5" (202cm)||Reach||67.0" (170cm)|
|Combative Sports Center||Gym||American Jiu Jitsu|
- Bout Information
- Event: Titan FC 23: Fight For the Troops
- Date: Friday 06.15.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
- Referee: David Clifton
- Venue: Marshall Air Field
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Fort Riley North, Kansas
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 11 of 14)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
- TV Commentary: Michael Schiavello, Pat Miletich
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Pat Miletich
- Bear Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Budig Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Bear vs. Budig Wiki
The fourth televised bout of Titan FC 23 saw Brandon Bear take on Nick Budig at 180 lbs.
Bear landed a big outside leg kick and secured an easy takedown and fired off some big punches before settling into side control. Bear opened up a cut on Budig's forehead with an elbow and kept up a steady assault of punches and elbows, now relegated to half guard. Bear moved into full mount and fired off some punches but Budig escaped out the back door and got to his feet. Bear shot in right away and dragged him back down to the mat. Bear moved back into full mount before the bell.
The fighters boxed early in the second but only for a short time, as Bear shot in again and got a takedown. Budig got back to his feet quickly and the two went back to punching, and again Bear shot in and took him back down. Eventually Bear poured on the offense with some vicious elbows that had Budig rolling and curling up in the fetal position, prompting the referee to call a halt to the contest.
The end came 2:23 into the second round, giving Bear the TKO victory.
Speaking with Pat Miletich following the win, Bear said, "I knew he had a big right hand, so I focused on keeping my hands up, but ultimately I wanted to take him to the ground, control the position and get the finish."