After a 14-month layoff, Jorge Gurgel returned to the cage on Saturday night in the main event against Mike Ricci at Titan FC 27.
Gurgel opened the fight with a quick burst of strikes but the former “Ultimate Fighter” secured a double-leg takedown only 10 seconds into the fight. Once on top, Ricci stacked Gurgel up against the cage and opened up with ground-and-pound.
The Tristar fight team member eventually hurt Gurgel with elbows and piled on until ref Chuck Wolfe had seen enough. Wolfe stopped the fight at the 3:57 mark and awarded Ricci the first round TKO victory.
Ricci improves his record to 9-4 and it was his first win since being released from the UFC in September. Ricci went 1-2 in the UFC.
With the loss, Gurgel drops to 14-10 and is now only 3-7 in his last ten fights.