After a period of speculation regarding where former UFC middleweight Anthony Johnson would fight next the MMA community now has an answer – Titan FC.
The 28-year old powerhouse’s signing was confirmed by an official press release from the promotion where it was also revealed he’d be fighting on May 25 in headlining action at Titan FC 22. Though no opponent has been booked for the bout it is expected an announcement will be made on that front in the next week.
The event will air live on HDNet.
“I settled on Titan because it’s a good promotion, but more importantly it’s run by really good people,” said Johnson of his deal with the Kansas City-based organization. “I am so pumped to be fighting again, and I’m ready to take on whatever 185 pounder they put in front of me.”
In addition to a victory at the show, Johnson will also be looking to repair his tarnished reputation after a repeated issue with making weight while on the UFC’s roster. The final straw on that front came in January when “Rumble” failed to hit the 186-pound limit for a co-headlining clash with Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. Beyond losing the bout he also lost his job.
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