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.
Due to other organizations in the MMA industry who are obviously desperate to improve their ratings, Titan FC has decided to push back the start time of Titan FC 27 from 10pm EST to 11:30pm EST. These two other organizations both of whom decided to counter program our card weeks after we announced the date and time of our first event on the CBS Sports Network,
We believe that the positive attention we have garnered over the past few weeks has caused these organizations to make a knee jerk reaction. Due to the almost daily announcements, which include the signing of some of the top free agents and most coveted prospects in the world to our roster, these other companies decided to try and hinder our debut. In reality all they have done is shown how scared they are of Titan's presence and new regime.
This goes to show how selfish they are in only thinking about themselves while Titan has the fans & fighters best interests at heart. We have said all along that we are putting the fans & fighters first, something that is a belief and not just a motto.
True to our word we believe that pushing the start time back will allow the fans to view all of the televised MMA programming on the night of the 28th without conflict.
Make sure to tune in at 11:30pm EST to the CBS Sports Network for what is guaranteed to be the most exciting card of the evening.
Currently Bellator, PXC, and M-1 Global all have events scheduled for the 28th. We'll be sure to keep you up to date with any more card changes and additions, but here are the fights so far.
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