Titan FC has tentatively added two fights to their card, and both will feature familiar faces to MMA fans. The dates and event title aren’t yet set in stone, but it’s looking like MMA fans are going to be in for one heck of a night in the near future.
Should everything work out, Matt Riddle (8-3), will take on Jose Landi-Jons (28-15) for Titan FC’s inaugural Welterweight title, after the two agreed to fight on Twitter last month.
Riddle, a UFC veteran, fought outside of the octagon for the first time this year, defeating Michael Kuiper at Titan FC 27. Shortly after, Riddle signed a 6-fight deal with Titan. He was previously released from the UFC for repeated marijuana failures. He left the company riding a four fight winning streak, although two were overturned to no-contests following the aforementioned drug test failures.
Not phased by the situation, Riddle was also featured in a recent issue of High Times magazine.
The 40-year old Landi-Jons boasts an impressive resume, with victories over Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, as well as former UFC champion Pat MIletich. He also has two muay thai victories over Anderson Silva.
Jason Brilz (22-5-1) will also look for a quick turnaround, as he’ll take on Vinny Magalhaes (10-7)for the currently vacant Titan FC Light Heavyweight title. The two were slated to compete at last weekend’s Titan FC 28, before a staph infection derailed Magalhaes. Brilz would go on to defeat replacement Raphael Davis.
Many remember Brilz from his razor-thin controversial loss to Antonio Rogerio Noguiera at UFC 114. Magalhaes himself was just released from the UFC for the second time, following a loss to Anthony Perosh. Prior to that, Magalhaes was the M-1 light heavyweight champion.
[h/t: Titan FC]