Titan FC

Frank Sharipov replaces Chino Duran, meets Bruce Lutchmedial at Titan FC 40

Bruce Lutchmedial has a new opponent for Friday’s Titan FC 40 as Chino Duran has pulled out of the event and stepping up to meet Lutchmedial will be Frank Sharipov.

The fight change was announced by Titan FC on Wednesday.

Titan FC 40 will come from the BankUnited Center on Friday night and the event will be headlined by a title fight as Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante defends the lightweight title against Freddy Assuncao.

Sharipov (15-6) is coming off a win against Orlando Sanchez Ruiz at Supreme FC 1 in August of last year and that was his first fight since the end of 2013. He is 2-1 in his last three fights and five of his fifteen wins have come by stoppage. Lutchmedial (5-1) won his Titan FC debut in April with a decision victory over Pablo Alfonso. He has won five in a row since dropping his pro debut and his last three wins have come by decision.

The current Titan FC 40: Cavalacante vs. Assuncao fight card is below.

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (20-8-1, 2NC) vs. Freddy Assuncao (9-1)
Jose Torres (2-0) vs. Abdeil Velazquez (7-2)
Desmond Green (17-5) vs. James Freeman (5-0)
Andrew Whitney (13-4) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (14-3)
Bruce Lutchmedial (5-1) vs. Frank Sharipov (15-6)
Derrick Mehmen (19-7) vs. DJ Linderman (19-11)
Sabah Homasi (10-5) vs. Ladarious Jackson (5-2, 1NC)
Alexis Vila (14-7) vs. Jorge Calvo (8-0)
Ron Stallings (13-8, 1NC) vs. Rashaun Spencer (8-8)
Miguel Baeza (1-0) vs. Emre Orun (0-0)