Titan FC pushes back start time from 10PM Eastern to 11:30PM for Ricci vs. Gurgel event
Titan FC has released an official statement to Bloody Elbow that they will be moving back the start time by one-and-a-half hours for their upcoming event, Titan
FC 27: Ricci vs. Gurgel. The card is set to feature a bevy of former UFC and Strikeforce fighters, beyond it's main event, including Matt Riddle, Michael Kuiper,
Kurt Holobaugh, and Pedro Nobre. Titan FC executive Bryan Levick explained that the move was due to what they felt were counter programming efforts by
competing MMA organizations. The card is now set to broadcast on February 28th at 11:30 PM on CBS Sports.
Ben Askren makes ONE FC debut in May for welterweight title
Ben Askren was hoping his first fight for ONE FC would be for a title. It will be.
Askren (12-0) will make his promotional debut in May, and he’ll be fighting for the ONE FC welterweight title. The former Bellator MMA champion made the announcement Thursday on MMAjunkie Radio.
Askren will fight the winner of next month’s title fight between former UFC fighter Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki. That fight takes place at “ONE FC 14: War of Nations” on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.