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Todd Duffee to headline HDNet event on Jan. 28 in Kansas City

With rumors putting Todd Duffee in Strikeforce or even professional wrestling, fans have actively been wondering what the intriguing 25-year old heavyweight’s plans are for the immediate future after having been released by the UFC earlier this year. It now appears they have a concrete answer from Duffee himself.

HDNet Fights President Andrew Simon was a guest on Friday’s edition of and revealed that Duffee will be headlining Titan Fighting Championships 16 on January 28 at the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. According to Simon, the 6-1 Duffee’s return to the cage will take place against Abe Wagner, 6-3, who is best known for being a cast member during the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

The bout will mark Duffee’s return to MMA after being knocked out in shocking fashion by Mike Russow in May at UFC 114. Prior to the loss the shredded 6’3” heavyweight had beaten six straight including five wins by way of scoring a TKO in the bouts’ opening round. In addition to his overall success in the ring, he also notched a seven-second knockout against Tim Hague at UFC 102 recorded as being the fastest win in the Octagon’s history.

The event will mark the first time the Titan Fighting Championships has been televised on HDNet. The Kansas City-based promotion has been promoting shows since 2006 and has served as a launching pad for the careers of current UFC fighters Mike Johnson, Rob Kimmons, and Alan Blecher; former WEC veterans James Krause and L.C. Davis; current Strikeforce welterweight Bobby Voelker; as well as current Bellator Fighting Championships fighters Jay Hieron and Eric Marriott.

Joe Kelly, the President of the Titan Fighting Championships, informed that several other notable names have been scheduled for the card and will be announced in the coming days. Tickets for the event will go on sale at all local Ticketmaster outlets as well as this Monday at 10 a.m. CT.

  • Guthookd says:

    Nelson is in contract dispute, Lesnar is nursing his soul in the woods, Carwin is recovering from back surgery, Nog probably has staff again, Mir is no longer a competitor……so Dana figured that the best plan of action was to book McCorkle vs. Struve and let this god damn beast go fight in a casino. WTF?

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Memorial Hall isn’t a casino. It’s an actual fight venue — probably the best venue I’ve ever seen boxing or MMA in.

  • Guthookd says:

    Maybe so, but Titan Fighting Championships is a Casino level org. Lower on the pole than even Shark or Matrix Fights. I won’t be surprized if they have amature fights on the undercard.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Have you ever seen a Titan show? Tune in Jan. 28. I think you might have a different perspective.

  • I hope he can bounce back with a win, he is a exciting fighter.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Dana did not let him go because of his loss, he let him go because he argued with the establishment.
    Free will in the UFC is limited to those with pulling power and even then it has a limit.
    It works well for ZUFFA and the UFC and has its perks for the fans but it is not very American (land of the free).
    Duffee will do just fine if he has a good crew and makes good decisions. I just hope he makes his way up to fight top level opponents again. Perhaps Rizzo, Monson or Buentello could be just around the corner.

  • Sykotick says:

    More anti ufc prop,

    People argue with the ufc all the time, Couture, Liddell, Tito, Penn, GSP, Fitch, D. Sanchez, Kampmann, are just a few to say the least, now Tito has no real pull besides name value as do Couture and liddell. Penn and Couture actually left the ufc for a while, as did Hendo, now what’s the difference between all these names and Todd Duffee? All of the names I mentioned had, get this, MORE THAN 2 FIGHTS WITH THE COMPANY.

    If you owned a company and a worker who had been there 3 years said “this sucks I hate this place” you’d be more inclined to let it go as opposed to a worker who has been there 3 weeks saying the sa.e thing, odds are with him you would bounce him from your payroll faster than a new York taxi cab, but that doesn’t make you anti American, it makes you a smart employer for getting rid of a bad attitude early


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