Mike Ricci out of Saturday’s Titan FC 34, Marcus Edwards steps up on short notice to meet Pat Healy

Pat Healy has a new opponent for Saturday’s Titan FC 34 after Mike Ricci pulled out of the title fight with an injury and he will now be facing Marcus Edwards.New Titan FC 34 Poster WEB

Titan FC COO Lew McMahon informed MMA Fighting on Tuesday that Ricci suffered a hand injury and Edwards will be stepping up on five days notice to meet Healy for the lightweight title.

Titan FC 34 will come from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City on Saturday and the event will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Edwards (10-3) has won six of his last seven fights and is coming off a decision win at RFA 26 last month. This will be his second fight in Titan FC as he defeated Adam Nijem by technical submission in March. Healy (31-20, 1NC) won the vacant Titan FC lightweight title in March as he defeated Kurt Kinser by split decision. It was his second straight win and both wins have come by split decision.

The current Titan FC 34: Healy vs. Edwards fight card is below.

Pat Healy (31-20, 1NC) vs. Marcus Edwards (10-3)
Kurt Holobaugh (14-2) vs. Andre Harrison (9-0)
Brett Johns (11-0) vs. Anthony Gutierrez (6-1)
Tim Elliott (10-6-1) vs. Iliarde Santos (28-9-1, 1NC)
Jose Landi-Jons (29-15) vs. Tyler Stinson (29-10)
Cody Bollinger (17-4, 1NC) vs. Freddy Assuncao (8-1)
Jason Witt (6-2) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (15-6-1)
Phil Hawes (3-0) vs. Lucas Rota (10-5)
Desmond Green (14-4) vs. Vince Eazelle (9-1)
William Joplin (12-10) vs. Andrew Whitney (11-4)
Dakota Cochrane (18-9) vs. Mike Bruno (12-7)
Cody Peterson (3-1) vs. Joseph Fuk (3-2)