A former UFC Welterweight Champion and one of the top female boxers today will be looking to make an impact outside of their sport.
It was announced that Tyron Woodley and Claressa Shields will be joining several sports stars on the latest edition of The Titan Games. Hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the new season of the program will premier on May 25 (Memorial Day) on NBC.
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 4, 2020
Joining Woodley (19-4-1) and Shields (10-0) on their journey will be former New York Giant Victor Cruz, former Cleveland Brown Joe Thomas, Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter, and American Ninja Warrior’s Jessie Graff. The format of The Titan Games is a competition-style show where competitors from all over fight for the right to be called a Titan.
A two-time Olympic medalist in her own right, Shields is the current WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring Middleweight Champion. She has been on a recent run as a world-beater, taking out competition from all over. She beat Christina Hammer to become the undisputed middleweight champion and beat Ivana Habazin in January to win the WBC and WBO Light-Middleweight Titles.
Shields was supposed to face Marie-Eve Dicaire for Light-Middleweight gold in May before the fight was postponed.
Woodley (19-4-1) held the UFC Welterweight Title from 2016 until 2019. Defending it four times, he lost the title last March to Kamaru Usman via unanimous decision. He was supposed to face Leon Edwards at UFC London, but that event was postponed. Woodley has been expressing an interest in a variety of opponents. One name who is currently favored to face him is Gilbert Burns.
Stay tuned for further details regarding The Titan Games.