The national promoter Fighting Force and its North American partner Titan FC will hold the first mixed martial arts (MMA) fights with the public after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a biosecurity protocol approved by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, and under strict supervision of the Ministry of Sports and Recreation.
The agreed protocol establishes that only up to 30 percent of the total capacity of the facilities will be allowed, social distancing, use of masks, temperature measurements, disinfection of the facilities before and after the event, among other measures that guarantee the health of those present and allow the return of fans to the sport.
The “Titan FC 69 x Force 6” event will be held on the 14th of this month, starting at six o’clock in the afternoon, at the Fencing Pavilion of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center and will feature 10 international bouts and the dispute of two titles.
Dominican Carlos “El Matador” Matos (8-0) will face North American Dilano Taylor (5-1) for the 170-pound world title, while another Dominican Lucas Marte (6-1) will face Venezuelan Jhonasky Sojo (11-3) for the 155-pound title in the grand final of the Banreservas Grand Prix Cup and for a prize of RD$150,000 pesos.
“We have structured one of the best line-ups in history, where we will have the heaviest idols of the local scene, such as El Matador Matos, Hierro Sosa, Tiki Acevedo, Luis ‘El Cañón’ Rodríguez, Ty Kalista, among others”, exposed promoter Rodolfo Dauhajre, president of Fighting Force, who thanked the support of the authorities by allowing the return of the fans, as has been done in other countries for months”.
The event will be televised to more than 150 countries on UFC Fight Pass, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) television platform. In addition, it will be broadcast on Colimdo TV for the Dominican Republic and the world.