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Visa issues knock Pedro Nobre, Gleristone Santos out of Titan FC 27

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Titan Fighting Championship was forced to change a pair of bouts from their upcoming card.

Pedro Nobre and Gleristone Santos were expected to make their Titan FC debuts Friday night in Kansas City, KS, but were pulled out of the card with visa issues, Titan FC officials announced Tuesday.

Bill Friday, initially expected to face Nobre, now meets Kenneth Porter. Jeff Robbins takes Santos’ place in a featherweight bout with Kalvin Hackney. With the change, Anthony Guiterrez vs. Charlie Dubray was moved to the main card.

According to Titan FC officials, Brazilian Top Team's Nobre and Santos will fight at Titan FC 28 in April.

Titan FC 27 takes place at the Memorial Hall on Feb. 28 and is headlined by a lightweight bout between UFC veterans Mike Ricci and Jorge Gurgel.

Main Card (live on the CBS Sports Network at 11:30 p.m. ET)

Mike Ricci vs. Jorge Gurgel
Matt Riddle vs. Michael Kuiper
Kurt Holobaugh vs. Eric Marriott
Kevin Croom vs. Bryan Goldsby
Anthony Guiterrez vs. Charlie Dubray

Preliminary Card (streamed live on the CBS Sports Network website at 10:30 p.m. ET)

Kalvin Hackney vs. Jeff Robbins
Bill Friday vs. Ken Porter

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