Zuffa released Varner (17-5-1) following the WEC’s final event in December. He has since relocated from Arizona to the East Coast to train at AMA Fight Club alongside the likes of Jim and Dan Miller, Charlie Brenneman, and numerous other top tier fighters.
After going 0-3-1 in his final four WEC bouts, Varner bounced back at XFO 39 in May. He defeated Tyler Combs in just over three minutes in a welterweight bout.
At Titan Fighting Championship 20, Varner faces tough Midwest veteran Alonzo Martinez (31-14-1). Martinez has a wealth of experience under his belt, and has won nine of his last 10 bouts, including a recent four-fight streak.
Nate Jolly (10-3) doesn’t have the experience of Martinez, but he’s another tough Midwesterner that will attempt to be more than a bump in the road of Varner’s comeback trail.