The Titan Fighting Championship announced that it has reached a multi-fight agreement with former UFC and Strikeforce star Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni. Baroni is scheduled to debut for Titan on its March 25 show in Kansas City against an opponent yet to be determined.
“Since Phil’s departure from the UFC, many fight fans have been wondering what Phil’s next move would be. I am proud to announce that Phil has signed a multi-fight deal with Titan and will be featured during our March event,” Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly stated. “Phil has a star quality to him that so few fighters have and win or lose he has always fought with a true warrior’s mentality.”
“I’m very happy and excited to re-start my career with Titan Fighting in Kansas City,” said Baroni. “I have another chapter to write and it starts March 25. The best NYBA ‘eva is fighting for Titan… People love a comeback.”
In addition to his notable wins competing for promotions such as PRIDE and the UFC over fighters like Yuki Kondo, Ryo Chonan, and Minowaman, Baroni was involved in a historic feud with Frank Shamrock in a pay-per-view event that attracted one of the largest non-UFC pay-per-view audiences in MMA history. Baroni’s last fight was at UFC 125 on New Year’s day, where he lost to Brad Tavares, leading him to be cut from the UFC again.
News pertaining to Baroni’s opponent as well as additional information regarding Titan’s March 25 show will be made available in the coming weeks. The promotion’s next event is scheduled for Friday, January 28, at the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas and will be televised live on HDNet. The event will be headlined by two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, who also recently signed a similar deal with Titan FC, taking on TUF 10 veteran Abe Wagner. Also featured on the card will be Drew McFedries, L.C. Davis, and Jason High.