Rory Markham vs. Rudy Bears Confirmed for Titan FC 18

Friday, May 6, 2011

By FCF Staff

Titan Fighting Championship has confirmed another UFC vet for the promotion’s upcoming May 27th event in Kansas City, as today the promotion has announced that Rory Markham (pictured) will take on Bellator vet Rudy Bears.

Markham (16-6) will be competing for the first time since he was stopped by Nate Diaz at UFC 111 last March, which led to the veteran’s UFC exit, after being knocked out by Dan Hardy in February, 2009. Markham made his UFC debut in July, 2008, and knocked out Brodie Farber with a highlight reel, head kick.

Bears (12-7) returns to Titan FC after being choked out by Jason High at the promotion’s sixteenth event in January. The former Strikeforce competitor has gone 2-3 in his last five bouts, which includes a first round, KO win over UFC vet Chad Reiner at Bellator 32.

Titan FC 18 will also feature former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver , former Octagon middleweight Drew McFedries and Strikeforce vet Darryl Cobb.

“Rory vs. Rudy has the chance to be a tremendous standup battle between two fighters who don’t know how to have a boring fight,” said Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly in the announcement. “Combined those two with the presence of Jens, Drew, and Darryl and have a pretty impressive collection of strikers that will be represented at Titan Fighting 18 on May 27.”

Titan FC 18 will be broadcast live on HDNet. More details regarding the card are expected to be announced soon.