Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley

Former WWE superstar and Strikeforce veteran Bobby Lashley has withdrawn from the Titan Fighting Championship 19 main event due to personal reasons, stated Titan officials on Friday.

Lashley’s next fight for the promotion will now take place on Aug. 26 against a yet-to-be-announced opponent.

“Unfortunately, with the things going on in Bobby’s life right now it was not the right time to have him fight,” said Titan CEO Joe Kelly. “Bobby will be the main event on the next Titan FC card on Aug. 26, which will take place in Kansas City and feature other top fighters such as L.C. Davis, Brian Davidson, Eric Marriott, and many more.”

The loss of Lashley forced the promotion to retool the top end of its July 29 fight card. Titan Fighting 19 will now feature to new main events.

Headlining the event will be lightweight prospect James Krause taking on former King of the Cage champion and Pride veteran Clay French.

“The fight between Krause and French is one that will be action packed from the very start. These two guys are studs and the winner of this fight will find themselves on the top of everyone’s radar,” said Kelly.

The night’s other main event will feature former Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann (2-0) facing Kansas City native Tonya Evinger (7-4) in a highly-anticipated female MMA contest.

McMann became the first American woman in history to earn a silver medal in freestyle wrestling when she took second place at the Olympic games of 2004.

“Sara is an amazing talent and an American hero; I am very excited to add a fighter like her to the Titan roster. I feel that when it is all said and done Sara could be considered the best female fighter of all time.” Kelly stated.

In Evinger, McMann will find herself across the cage across from a fighter who can also make the claim of being a standout amateur wrestler. An All-State competitor while in High School, Evinger was so accomplished that she was able to wrestle on the boy’s team.

Despite the move from female competitors to male competition, Evinger remained dominant. She utilized her wrestling ability to catapult herself into a successful MMA career that afforded her an opportunity to fight Gina Carano on national television.

The current card for Titan Fighting Championship 19 is as follows:

-James Krause (12-3) vs. Clay French (17-6)
-Sara McMann (2-0) vs. Tonya Evinger (7-4)
-Rob Kimmons (22-7) vs. Brendan Seguin (22-16-1)
-Joe Wilk (12-5) vs. Willian DeSouza (3-3)
-Nick Nolte (3-3) vs. Marcio Navarro (8-5)
-Daniel Gallemore (0-0) vs. Alex Huddelston (0-0)
-Anthony Gutierrez (2-0) vs. Cody Land (4-0)

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