Anthony Johnson Makes Light Heavyweight Debut Against Esteves Jones

Written by Tom Ngo
July 26th, 2012

UFC Welterweight Anthony Johnson

Although Anthony Johnson (Pictured) posted a unanimous decision victory over David Branch in his first post-UFC bout, his Titan Fighting Championships premiere didn’t quite go according to plan. Contrary to what anyone claims, Johnson once again had issues on the scale.

The May contest marked the fourth time in 15 pro fights where Johnson missed weight.

Understanding that old eating habits die hard, Johnson has finally decided to make the jump to the light heavyweight division. The 28-year-old will headline “Titan 24” against Esteves Jones.

“I’m excited to make my light heavyweight debut on August 24th in Kansas City for all the Titan Championship fans,” said Johnson. “I respect my opponent, but he’s in my way to get to the top of this new division. I’m looking forward to showing everyone my strength and power at 205, and exactly what I am capable of at this weight.”

Johnson owns a 11-4 professional record and has won six of his last eight scraps.

Jones holds a 7-3-1 mark and snapped his two-fight skid by putting Deutsch Pu’u to sleep in March.

Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri hosts the festivities.

AXS TV will broadcast “Titan 24” live starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

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