It seems as if we have a Titan FC Welterweight title fight in the works, between Jose “Pele” Landi and Matthew Riddle scheduled for May.
It all began with a tweet from the recently signed Brazilian, Pele directed towards Matthew Riddle, which was positively received by Riddle. Leading to the setup of a potential Titan FC title fight in the future.
Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson also responded positively to the idea, suggesting that the fight will be made between the two welterweights.
— Jeff Aronson (@JAronsonTitanFC) March 23, 2014
Jose “Pele” Landi (28-15), who conducted an interview with CagePages earlier this month–boasts one of the most impressive resumes in MMA, and has been competing in the sport since 1993. With notable wins over Jorge Patino x2, Alexander Shlemenko x2, and former UFC welterweight champions: Pat Miletich and Matt Hughes, the 40 year old has competed with some of the who’s who in the sport. But the Chute Boxe fighter is not done competing just yet, Pele signed with Titan FC in February and it looks like he will be making his debut in May.
Matthew Riddle (8-3, 2 NC) was victorious in his Titan FC debut defeating Michael Kuiper via 2nd round submission at Titan FC 27. The former TUF 7 cast member prior to signing with Titan FC, had competed in all 12 of his previous fights with the UFC. He will now look to capture his first career championship in MMA.
Jose Pele Landi took to the UG to announce his thoughts on the fight.
To all my friends in may I will be fight in a 5 round war with Matt Riddle for TitanFC 170lb title !
I am looking for sponsors for this main event and I am excite to show what I can do angst a very good fighter.
I am hungry for belt and show what I can do.
The middle of April I making seminars and good training in USA so please contact me on Twitter for seminars dates to make some of come and train.
I know Matt going to try take me down. this is good. Matt Huhges try this efore and get knockout . I like for him try this.
I plan for 5 rounds but want finish him in 1
I see he fights. Good wrestler he liking control guys on the cage. I see he say in a interview he likes to muay thai in a fight.
I make clear I respect him . Because 3 other guys would not fight me because do not want to get Knockout.
But he know I coming to finish fight not just win.