Kansas City, KS – As announced tonight on HDNet’s Inside MMA, Titan Fighting Championship will hold its first ever event on a military base with “Fight for the Troops,” a historic night of MMA fights taking place at the legendary Marshall Army Airfield on Fort Riley, Kansas. Presented by BriggsAuto.com, “Fight for the Troops” will feature top middleweights and former UFC fighters Jorge Santiago and Jay Silva as the main event, and as a special attraction, Army Captain Brandon Bear vs. Nick Budig.
“Fight for the Troops” will take place Friday, June 15 and will be available live nationwide on HDNet starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
“We have wanted to stage a Titan Fighting Championship ‘Fight for the Troops’ event for years, and so we are pleased that the officials at Fort Riley have made their historic Marshall Army Airfield available for this first ever night of fights dedicated to our nation’s soldiers,” said Joe Kelly, President, Titan Fighting Championship. “It is an honor to give back to our troops, and I speak for everyone who is involved with Titan when I say this is definitely our proudest moment yet.”
“Thank you to Titan Fighting Championship and the great men and women of Fort Riley for allowing us to broadcast this momentous event LIVE to MMA fans,” said Andrew Simon, CEO, HDNet. “This is a unique opportunity that all of us at HDNet are honored to be a part of.”
Titan Fighting 23 tickets are on sale now with general admission priced at $30. Cageside tickets are available for $100. Tickets can be purchased through www.TitanFighting.com at this link:http://titanfighting.com/get-tickets/titan-fc-23-tickets or via www.cagetix.com.
In his second fight with Titan Fighting, former UFC standout Jorge “The Sandman” Santiago (24-10) is looking to give fight fans another stunning performance as an immediate follow up to his March 2nd first round knockout over Leonardo Pecanha. Santiago, a Sengoku champion and UFC veteran, will be the toughest fight ever for fellow UFC alumni and Jiu-Jitsu ace Jay Silva (8-5). Silva, making his Titan Fighting debut, stands evenly with his Brazilian countryman at 6’2″ and shares the same devastating knockout potential. As the main event for Titan Fighting 23, Santiago vs. Silva is locked and loaded as fight of the night for the thousands of soldiers in attendance on June 15.
In a special feature fight and what is sure to be a tremendous crowd-pleaser, Army Captain and two-time All-Army Combatives Tournament Champion Brandon Bear (3-0) will face Kansan Nick Budig (5-2-0) in a middleweight matchup. Bear, who wrestled Division 1 at UC Davis under UFC fighter Mark Munoz, is looking to capture a huge win for his compatriots in Kansas and all over the world.
Also on the live card and representing their home state of Kansas, are lightweights Jake Lindsey (4-0) and Jordan Johnson (6-2). Lindsey will look to maintain his unbeaten streak in this battle against the strategic ground ace Johnson. In a light heavyweight matchup, Gregg Van De Creek (0-0) makes his professional MMA debut against Waymon Carter (1-1).