The Titan Fighting Championship announced today that UFC, PRIDE, and Strikeforce veteran Phil "The New York Bad Ass" Baroni will make his debut for the promotion on Friday, March 25 in Kansas City.
Baroni, 13-13, will face Bellator Fighting Championships and Strikeforce Challengers veteran Nick Nolte, 3-2, in a bout to be contested at 185 lbs. that will emanate from the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas and televised live nationally on HDNet (www.HD.net
"The first leg of Phil's comeback tour will begin March 25 live on HDNet vs. a very game competitor in Nick Nolte. Phil is going to get an opportunity to work his way back to where he wants to be and Nick is going to get an opportunity to make himself a nationally known commodity overnight live on HDNet," said Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly.
"This is a very important fight for me and my preparation has already begun," added Baroni. "I cannot afford to be anything but my best. Nolte is a very game opponent and has to see this as an opportunity to get a big win. I'll do whatever it takes not to let that happen and I look forward to putting on a show in Kansas City and winning over the fans with my exciting fighting style. I plan on setting up shop in Titan and that means taking Nolte's ass out in KO fashion."