After Quick KO Over Sylvia, Abe Wagner to Face Aaron Rosa at Titan Fighting

Fresh off his 32-second knockout over former UFC champion Tim Sylvia, Abe Wagner will return to Titan Fighting Championships to take on Aaron Rosa, MMA Fighting has learned.

Wagner, who competed on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, holds an 8-3 record after capturing wins in five of his last six fights.

In January, Wagner was set to face Todd Duffee until Duffee took another opportunity, and Sylvia stepped in to replace him. After an exchange against the fence, Wagner caught Sylvia with a right hand behind the ear. Wagner drove Sylvia backwards until drilling him with a pair of flush shots that put Sylvia down and caused the referee to stop the action.

Wagner's only loss in the last three years is to current UFC heavyweight prospect Travis Browne, who is unbeaten.

Meanwhile, the veteran Rosa, who has fought at both light-heavyweight and heavyweight in his career, has also won five of his last six.

At 15-3, Rosa is a former EliteXC and Strikeforce fighter whose last loss came to current Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. In his last fight, he earned a decision over Devin Cole at Shark Fights 13.

The Wagner-Rosa match is expected to be officially announced on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting.

Titan Fighting Championships 17 will take place on March 25 in Kansas City, and will be headlined by a heavyweight match pitting Bobby Lashley against James Jack.

Phil Baroni will also compete on the event, facing Nick Nolte. The event will air on HDNet.


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