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 Eddie 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 French.

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 Billy Stamp.

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 Adrienna Jenkins sandwiched between two submission losses to Alexis Davis.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson Official, but One Bout Scratched at UFC 204 Weigh-in |

  • 18 days ago

The UFC 204 headlining championship bout got the green light at the early weigh-in Friday morning in Manchester, England. read news >>

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef title rematch headlines Bellator 167 in Italy

  • 18 days ago

Bellator’s return to Italy in December now has a middleweight title rematch booked for its headliner. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef Championship Rematch Headlines Bellator 168 |

  • 18 days ago

Bellator is returning to Italy with an MMA main event that will feature Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef in a championship rematch. read news >>

King Mo Lawal Headlines Bellator and BAMMA Co-Promoted Irish Event |

  • 13 days ago

King Mo Lawal headlines as Bellator heads to Dublin, Ireland, for a co-promoted event with BAMMA. read news >>

Paige VanZant headlines UFC on FOX 22 against Michelle Waterson

  • 13 days ago

Paige VanZant will fight at home, and she’ll do it in a main event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Paige VanZant Headlines UFC on FOX 22 |

  • 13 days ago

Paige VanZant returns to the headliner's role at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif. read news >>

Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson Announced for UFC Fight Night Sacramento

  • 13 days ago

The UFC announced Wednesday that Paige VanZant will take on Michelle Waterson as UFC Fight Night Sacramento's headlining bout on Saturday, Dec. 17. VanZant is the No. 8-ranked strawweight in UFC, whi read news >>

UFC boss says Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson headlines UFC 206

  • 13 days ago

While the contest has been set for a week, Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson has now been established as the headliner for UFC 206.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson headlines UFC Sacramento

  • 13 days ago

During UFC Tonight, Dana White announced that Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson will be the main event of UFC Sacramento.Heading into the end of the year, if you're a fight fan (especially MMA read news >>

Dana White: Georges St-Pierre Not Headlining UFC 206 |

  • 12 days ago

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday shot down hopes of a Georges St-Pierre comeback at UFC 206 in Toronto, naming a different headliner. read news >>