Lightweight Dave Burrow will be making his Titan FC debut on Friday night in Washington and he was initially scheduled to meet veteran Ryan Healy. However, Healy is no longer on the fight card and Burrow will now be facing Austin Arnett.
Burrow (14-6) has won six of his last seven fights and is coming off a win against Dawond Pickney at Off the Chain MMA 10 in October. He defeated Pickney by submission in the third round and twelve of Burrow’s fourteen wins have come by submission. While observers of the sport may look at Burrow as a submission guy, he is looking to score more wins by knockout.
“I have been trying to get knockouts and stuff,” Burrow told The MMA Report. “But if I do catch someone, I always end up submitting them on the ground. I don’t ever back off. When you get in there, you have to get that win. I will take what I can get, but I would prefer a bunch of walk away knockouts. That is the coolest thing out there so that is what I like to do.”
On Friday night at Titan FC 37, he will have his opportunity to get his third career win by knockout when he faces Arnett in the second fight of the night. While it may only be the second fight of the Titan FC 37 card, Burrow understands the stage he is on. He is fully aware that the UFC executives will be taking in this card and he plans to make a statement to them and the entire mixed martial arts community.
“That is what I am always trying for. That [UFC] is the biggest stage in the world and that is where the money is at,” Burrow said when asked about attempting to send a message to the UFC matchmakers. “I am pushing to get there and I want to be the top dog there. This is me trying to make it. I want to get on the best show I can and catch someones eye.”