Johnson will return to the cage this spring, as the former UFC
talent will headline Titan Fighting Championship 22 against a
Titan confirmed the news Monday on its official website. Titan
FC 22 takes place May 25 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.,
and airs live on HDNet. Terms of Johnson’s deal were not disclosed.
No other participants have been announced for the show as of
UFC welterweight standout, Johnson, 28, was released by the
promotion earlier this year after losing a middleweight showdown
via first-round submission to Vitor
Belfort. Previously one of the welterweight division’s largest
competitors, Johnson has been known to struggle with making the
170-pound limit, coming in overweight for his bouts with Rich
Clementi and Yoshiyuki
Yoshida, the latter of which occurred in 2009.
After making weight in three straight welterweight fights that saw
him earn wins over Dan Hardy and
Brenneman, Johnson failed to make the 185-pound limit in his
UFC middleweight debut against Belfort on Jan. 14 at UFC
142 in Brazil. As a result, the fight was contested at a
Regarded as a knockout striker during his time with the UFC,
Johnson saw just one of his 11 Octagon appearances go to the
judges’ scorecards. “Rumble” is expected to compete at middleweight
in his Titan debut.