Battlefield Names Kang Replacement
As Top MMA News reported earlier, Battlefield Fight League received some unfortunate news yesterday. Hometown fighter Denis Kang had to pull out of their main event against Jesse Taylor due to a bicep injury.
After burning up the phone lines, BFL president Jay Golshani found his fighter. That fighter happens to be Team Toshido fighter Clay Davidson – a top 10 Canadian Light-Heavyweight.
Golshani explained the decision to use Davidson,
“We got the news yesterday from Kang that he is definitely out for his fight on the 26th due to an injury. We tried the most logical replacements in Jason MacDonald, David Louiseau, Kalib Starnes, Joey Villasenor, Terry Martin, Joe Doerkson, Thiago Goncalves, Jordan Mein, Drew McFedries and Gerald Harris and they are all unable to take this fight for either contractual obligations or other fights scheduled in the same time frame. We hate to have mismatches headlining our cards, and we try to stay away from it even if it’s a last minute replacement. Since most of the top 85ers outside the UFC can’t fight Taylor on short notice, we have decided to ask Taylor to step out of his weightclass and fight B.C.’s Clay Davidson (5-2) from Toshido at a catch weight of 202 pounds. We believe that with the size advantage and Clay’s ground game, this is the most logical replacement and stylistically makes for an interesting matchup.”
Needless to say this is an interesting solution to a very difficult problem. A solid matchup that should also satisfy fan’s desire to cheer for someone from their home province of British Columbia.
Battlefield also announced that Kang has agreed to fight on their May 28th show and that fans who attend BFL 7 can receive a discount to see Kang next show. Golshani states,
“Denis Kang will be back headlining Battlefield 8 in Nanaimo B.C. on May 28th, and all the fans who are attending this event will receive 15% percent off the May 28th event headlined by Kang. (They have to keep their ticket stub and they will get the exact same seat for the next event at a 15% discount.) Denis Kang will still be making the trip down from Montreal on March 26th to meet the fans and the media.”