By Danny Morales
FT. LAUDERDALE — Julian Lane (5-2) earned himself a title shot after defeating J.P. Reese (9-6) by way of submission via a guillotine choke 2:45 into the first round at Fight Time 15 “It’s Fight Time” on Friday, June 21 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Lane, who may be remembered as a contestant in The Ultimate Fighter Season 16, will now fight Fight Time Promotions Lightweight champion Vagner Rocha on August 23rd at Fight Time 16 for a chance to take his belt.
Fight Time 15 featured a number of other first round finishes including Randy Barroso (6-5) knockout of Tristan Payne (3-3), which came 47 seconds into the fight.
Orlando’s Robert Reed (1-0) was one of four fighters who earned their first professional win in the cage at Fight Time 15. Reed, who fights out of The Jungle MMA in Orlando, injured his shoulder in the first round of his fight against Carl Darbouze (1-1) but continued on and was able to finish Darbouze with a Triangle Choke that came with 33 second left in the third round.
Faith Cam (1-0) was also able to come away with a victory in his first professional MMA bout when he knocked out Joe Johnson (2-6) with four seconds remaining in the opening round.
American Top Team had it’s fighters go 5-3 in their eight fights at Fight Time 15, with all but one of their wins coming via a first round finish.
Full Fight Time 15 Results:
Edir Terry defeats Patrick Thomas (Rear Naked Choke — 1:09 1st Round)
Michael Graves defeats Danny Finz (TKO — 1:26 1st Round)
Edwin Sarria defeats Saul Alencar (30-27 — Unanimous Decision)
Kester Mark defeats John Rivera (Rear Naked Choke — 2:23 2nd Round)
Jamie Alvarez defeats Mike Wilson (Rear Naked Choke — 2:40 1st Round)
Faith Cam defeats Joe Johnson (Knockout (TKO?) — 4:56 1st Round)
Robert Reed defeats Carl Darbouze (Triangle Choke — 4:27 3rd Round)
Randy Barroso defeats Tristan Payne (Knockout — 0:47 1st Round)
John De Jesus defeats Tulio Quintanilla (Unanimous Decision)
Julian Lane defeats J.P. Reese (Guillotine Choke — 2:45 1st Round)