First reported by MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, Mike Ricci will have a quick turn around time–coming off his 1st round TKO victory at Titan 27 against Jorge Gurgel–as he scheduled to take on another former UFC lightweight in George Sotiropoulos at Titan FC 28 just 1 month later. Titan FC 28 is scheduled to take place on April 25th.
Mike Ricci (9-4) was victorious in his first fight since being released by the UFC, the TUF 16 finalist went 1-2 with a win over Colin Fletcher before being released after suffering a loss to Myles Jury.
George Sotiropoulos (14-6) will be making his Titan FC debut after signing a deal in January, this will be the Aussie’s first fight since leaving the UFC, after a 4-fight losing streak. Sotiropoulos was once thought to be one of the elite lightweights in the sport, began his UFC career winning his first 7 bouts coming off TUF 6.
No venue has been announced yet for the event.
Titan FC 28 Fight Card (airing on CBS Sports Network):
Mike Ricci vs George Sotiropoulos
Illarde Santos vs Jeff Curran
Vinny Magalhaes vs Jason Brilz
Dave Herman vs DJ Linderman