Former UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson is set to make his light heavyweight debut against Esteves Jones at Titan FC 24 on August 24. Apparently not wanting to remain idle long, Johnson also has scheduled a second bout within a month against former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt on September 21. MMAFighting reported both the Jones and Rosholt fights.
Esteves Jones is the former King of the Cage heavyweight and super heavyweight champion. Jones cut to light heavyweight for his most recent bout at WMMA 1, where defeated Deutsch Pu’u by TKO.
Titan FC 24 will also feature the MMA debut of Braulio Estima. Estima has had multiple attempts at his MMA debut but injuries and promotion issues have delayed his debut. Estima recently made news when Nick Diaz no-showed their scheduled grappling match. Estima will face Chris Holland in his MMA debut, Holland recently defeated Phil Baroni.
Johnson will have no time to relax however as he will jump back into action against former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt. The bout, which will be at light heavyweight, will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rosholt is 6-2-1 since being cut by the UFC, his first loss in two years coming to Matt Thompson in his light heavyweight debut. The former Oklahoma State wrestling standout will look to get back on track against Johnson.