Titan FC moves April 25th event

April 14, 2014

MMA Fighting reports that Titan FC has moved its April 25th event to May 16th.  The reason for the change appears to be due to injuries of some of its fighters.

“I refused to put out a subpar fight card when just this weekend three more fighters got hit with the injury bug,” Titan FC president and CEO Jeffrey Aronson said.  Raphael Davis is still scheduled to face Jason Brilz in the main event.

In addition to moving the date, it is moving its location from Kansas City, Missouri to Newkirk, Oklahoma.

Another change will be its live streaming of prelims on CBSSports.com instead of CBSSportsNetwork.com.

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Payout Perspective:

It’s rare that you see a company move an event so close to the intended date.  But if it’s due to injuries and the second time it gets a chance to appear on CBS Sports Network, it wants to put its best foot forward.  I am not sure how big the move from CBSSports.com to CBSSportsNetwork.com is in terms of actual viewers, but it appears that there is a possibility of reaching a much broader audience according to Aronson.  We have seen WSOF live stream on NBC Sports Network online and Bellator stream prelims on SpikeTV.com.  And, of course the UFC has now moved its prelims to its Fight Pass platform.  The move to online viewing is another way for fight organizations to grab viewers.

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