While all the talk is deservedly about UFC 152 this Saturday, there was some regional MMA scheduled for Friday. Titan FC had planned an outdoor event for their 25th card, to be headlined by Drew McFedries and Zak Cummings. Unfortunately, McFedries became the umpteenth person injured, so Tommy Speer filed in. Even worse, the problem with outdoor events is that the weather isn't always willing to cooperate, and with rain in the forecast for St. Louis, those plans had to be scrapped. The card is now postponed as a result of the impending poor weather. TitanFC and MMA Junkie confirmed the news today.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with the promotion’s CEO, Joe Kelly, that Titan Fighting Championship 25 will instead be rescheduled for a later date.
Titan Fighting Championship 25 was expected to take place Friday at Dwight Davis Tennis Center at Forest Park in St. Louis and air on AXS TV. However, rain is in the forecast for Friday morning, and the scope of the show did not allow for a tent structure to be built on the site. The promotion had an indoor backup venue secured, as well, but brisk ticket sales left shifting the show’s location impossible, as well.
"Our original plan would allow us to handle the potential for inclement weather, but now we cannot," Kelly said. "We can’t cover it or put a tent over it, and unfortunately our backup venue could not accommodate our event. We had more people coming than they could fit in the new venue. So we have to postpone our event and move it into a larger indoor venue.
Obviously it's unfortunate for the fighters, many of them local, who trained for September 21st only for the card to be delayed. The fights will remain in place, so it's just a matter of a new date and a place where rain can't possibly foil their plans.
I guess it's not just the UFC getting untimely injuries and card delays. There is another event scheduled down in Oklahoma, however, as Anthony Johnson looks to go 2-0 at 205 lbs as he faces Jake Rosholt in Xtreme Fight League.