Dear UFC, Sign Titan FC Champion Jason Soares

Undefeated Titan FC featherweight champion Jason Soares has nothing left to prove on the regional scene.

Sitting atop the southeast pound-for-pound regional rankings, Soares has slain every beast in his path en route to an eye-catching 12-0 record.

The 29-year-old fighter is unusually experienced for a regional competitor, having faced off against some of the most seasoned and talented martial artists the Florida scene has to offer. 

Sometimes, “experienced” is a throwaway term used as a compliment for fighters who have lasted too long on the regional scene and as a result have taken their fair share of beatings. 

This is not Soares. He’s passed almost every test with flying colors.

The Freestyle Fighting Academy product has taken out numerous high-level challengers who present varying looks. With the exception of a two-round exhibition loss to Julian Erosa in The Ultimate Fighter Season 22's qualifying round, Soares hasn’t shown much weakness inside the cage.

His phenomenal preparation and calculated approach to each challenge is exemplary. Simply put: He’s a highly intelligent, poised combatant.

Discipline might be easier to manage for Soares than the average person, considering it partially saved his life when he was 20 years old.

Nine years ago, Soares was involved in a devastating motorcycle crash that left medical experts to believe he’d never walk again. Two years after the accident, Soares stepped into a cage to compete in his first pro fight. Experts attributed his vitality to the physical shape he was in from training MMA, Soares told MMA Today in 2018.

The upside to Soares’ game doesn’t end with his mental fortitude and strong will. His physical abilities are just as strong as his mental ones.

His roots in wrestling are evident, with his powerful takedowns and brawny top game. Once he drags his opponents to the ground, Soares is in his happy place. His Brazilian jiu-jitsu abilities are slick, with eight of his wins coming by way of submission, including six rear-naked choke victories.

“The Specimen’s” striking is always a threat, as evidenced by his annihilation of top prospect Caio Uruguai in his last outing at Titan FC 52. The Floridian landed a vicious uppercut followed by four follow-up strikes to his floored opponent for good measure.

Currently scheduled to fight at Titan FC54 in April, Soares might be looking at his last regional fight. Whether it be the UFC, Bellator MMA, or PFL, Soares needs to be in a major promotion. 

The UFC is going to Sunrise, Florida, April 27, with UFC on ESPN 3, which seems too perfect for Soares’s UFC debut.

Make it happen. He's earned it. 

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