Vinny Magalhaes predicted to win his Titan FC debut inside the first three rounds, but he just missed his prediction by 36 seconds.
Magalhaes, a former M-1 Global light heavyweight champion, claimed the Titan FC 205-pound championship on Friday night in Cedar Park, Texas, with a fourth-round submission against Jason Brilz.
After a back-and-fourth battle, the Brazilian, a multiple-time jiu-jitsu and ADCC champion, rocked Brilz with a right high kick before trapping the fellow UFC veteran with a guillotine to win the vacant light heavyweight title 36 seconds into the fourth round.
In the co-main event, Walel Watson made quick work of then undefeated bantamweight Anthony Gutierrez. With little over the 3-minute mark, the former UFC fighter improved his MMA record to 13-7 with a triangle choke. "The Gazelle" is now 2-0 under the Titan FC banner with a pair of submission victories.
Brazilian Top Team products Gleristone Santos and Pedro Nobre were also victorious on the card. Santos, a 27-4 featherweight prospect, defeated Robert Washington via split decision. At 2-0 in Titan FC, he could fight for the 145-pound title next. Nobre, a former UFC fighter, scored a split decision win over Nick Honstein.
Check below the complete results of Titan FC 30:
Vinny Magalhaes def. Jason Brilz via submission (guillotine choke) (R4, 0:36)
Walel Watson def. Anthony Gutierrez via submission (triangle choke) (R1, 3:02)
Gleristone Santos def. Robert Washington via split decision
Le'Ville Simpson def. Richie Martinez via TKO (R1, 2:56)
Pedro Nobre def. Nick Honstein via split decision
EJ Brooks def. Todd Moore via unanimous decision
Cody Williams def. Xavier Siller via TKO (R1, 3:54)
Adam Nijem def. Gabe Carillo via TKO (R2, 0:33)
Matt Mazurek def. Chuck Adkison via KO (R2, 0:09)
Kevin Troyer def. Eric Hendon via submission (triangle choke) (R1, 3:49)
Julian Shore def. Phillip Platt via submission (armbar) (R1, 1:38)