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DALLAS (May 26, 2011) HDNet will broadcast “HDNet Fights: Titan Fighting Championship 18” this Friday night LIVE from historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The broadcast will start at 10:00 p.m. ET immediately following “Inside MMA.”
In the main event of the evening, former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens “Little Evil” Pulver (24-14-1) meets Brian Davidson (6-3). Pulver is riding a two-fight winning streak and looking to keep his career alive with a win. Davidson is coming off a knockout victory at Bellator Fighting Championship 32.
The undercard features former three-time NCAA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Jake Rosholt (11-3). Rosholt is riding a four-fight winning streak all by the way of stoppage. He is fighting as a late replacement on a short turn around from a first round submission victory on May 21. His opponent John Ott (8-8) impressed fans with a gutsy effort against Bobby Lashley at the last Titan event.
In other action, Jake’s brother Jared Rosholt (2-0) will make his national television debut against Kirk Grinlinton (2-2). Rosholt, the former NCAA tournament finalist, is also fighting on a quick turn around from a May 21 submission victory.
Rounding out the LIVE card: Rudy Bears (12-7) vs. Darryl Cobb (5-2), Nick Budig (5-1) vs. Bobby Cooper (5-3), Joe Wilk (9-5) vs. Jesse Zygun (5-1), and Sean Wilson (27-16-2) vs. Deryck Ripley (11-19).
The event is part of 12 straight weeks of premiere events on HDNet – Your Home for MMA.
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