Titan Fighting Championship will stick with TV partner HDNet. | Photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Kansas-based promotion Titan Fighting Championship has signed a three-year extension with cable network HDNet to broadcast live events.
Sherdog.com learned of the deal on Wednesday from multiple sources close to the negotiations. Those same sources also revealed that Titan owner Joe Kelly has resigned from his consultant position as executive director of operations within Bellator Fighting Championships and will now focus full-time on running Titan. Saturday’s Bellator 45, which marks the end of the promotion’s fourth season, will be Kelly’s final show with the organization.
According to sources, Titan’s original January deal with HDNet was extended in early March, just prior to the promotion’s second show with the network.
Following events on Jan. 28 and March 25, Titan will air its third show on HDNet on May 27. Headlined by a 140-pound catchweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver and Brian Davidson, TFC 18 will emanate from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. Also featured on the card will be UFC veteran Drew McFedries, who squares off with Darryl Cobb in a middleweight affair.