Bobby Lashley is off next Friday’s Titan Fighting Championship
19. | Photo: Dave Mandel
Former professional wrestler Bobby
Lashley has been scratched from his headlining bout against
Sanchez on July 29’s
Titan Fighting Championship 19 card due to “personal reasons,”
the Kansas-based promotion announced Friday.
“Unfortunately, with the things going on in Bobby’s life right now,
it was not the right time to have him fight,”
Titan FC CEO Joe Kelly stated in a release.
No further explanation was given for Lashley’s withdrawal. Kelly
stated that the 35-year-old heavyweight will return on Aug. 26 in
the main event of
Titan Fighting Championship 20.
Next Friday’s card, which airs live on HDNet from Memorial Hall in
Kansas City, Kan., will now be headlined by a 160-pound catchweight
contest between Missourian James
Krause and former King of the Cage lightweight champ Clay
Krause, 25, comes off a 41-second March knockout of Nathan
Schut at Titan FC 17, while 30-year-old H.I.T. Squad product
French has not competed since a September decision win over
Additionally, a 140-pound women’s matchup pitting 2004 Olympic
medalist Sara McMann
against EliteXC veteran Tonya
Evinger will now fill the show’s co-main event slot.
The first American woman to win a silver medal in wrestling, McMann
is 2-0 in her nascent MMA career and has finished both of her
opponents in a combined 2:23. Evinger went 1-2 in 2010, a win over
Jenkins sandwiched between two submission losses to Alexis