The question of who former UFC stand-out Anthony Johnson will face in his debut outside of the Octagon has been answered thanks to a press release from Titan FC stating fellow UFC veteran Dave Branch would answer the call. The bout will take place at Titan FC 22, an event set for Kansas City on May 25.
The card will be broadcast live on HDNet.
“I have a lot of respect for Branch for taking this fight, but it doesn’t really matter who’s in the cage with me, because the fight’s going to end the same way – with him on the floor and me standing up,” explained Johnson.
Equally interesting as the forthcoming fracas will be Johnson’s stand-off with the scale after failing to make weight a number of times in the past including in an ill-fated bout against Vitor Belfort this past January that ultimately cost him his job with the UFC. “Rumble” holds an overall record of 10-4 with notable wins over Luigi Fioravanti, Charlie Brenneman, and Dan Hardy.
Branch has won both his fights since parting ways with the UFC where he racked up 2-2 mark. The 10-2 Branch has won four of his last five outings including those against Jeremy May, Tomasz Drwal, and Rich Attonito.
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