This Saturday July 26th Elite XC will partner with CBS again to present the fans with another live primetime fight card live from Stockton Arena, in Stockton California. The card will feature a women’s bout between Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. This fight has the makings of something great. Baszler is on a roll, winning four straight by submission. Cyborg is undefeated with a record of 4-0, but has not fought since November of 2006. Both women are happy to be featured on the card, and are excited that Elite XC and CBS are featuring women’s fights. When asked about the possibility of becoming the new face of female MMA, or the next Gina Carano, Baszler responded, “I want to be another face of women’s MMA. I want to be known for me.” Cyborg responded with a similar “I want to be the female face of the Chute Box Academy.” Both women believe that the fight will be a difficult one, and whoever wins will have earned a shot at fighting Carano for the first ever Elite XC women’s title.
UFC President Dana White has been very outspoken when asked about adding a women’s division saying that the talent pool is not deep enough. Baszler responded that she did not care what Dana had to say, and that “Every Elite XC women’s fight has been fight of the night material.” Both women are ready for this fight, have been training hard and look forward to putting on an amazing fight for the fans.
The main event will be the rematch between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Scott Hands of Steel” Smith for the Middleweight title. This rematch will put to rest the questions that fans had after their first title fight May 31st, which was ruled a no contest after Lawler inadvertently poked Smith in the eye in the third round. Both fighters are excited about the rematch, and excited to be back on CBS. Smith put fears to rest by stating that both his eye and foot were 100%, and he was back running a week after the May 31st fight. Both fighters are coming in to this fight, in shape, excited to fight, and ready to take care of their unfinished business.
Before the CBS card there will be a three bout card on Showtime. This is the first time ever that there has been a fight card on premium TV leading into a fight card on primetime network television. The main event of that card will be the first ever Elite XC Heavyweight title bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Justin Eilers. Also on the Showtime card will be Wilson Reis fighting Brian Caraway at 140 pounds, as well as Rafael Feijao meeting Travais Galbraith at light heavyweight. The CBS card will feature another title fight with Nick “The Goat” Thompson defending his Welterweight title against Jake Shields.
Select tickets in all sections are still available. The doors open at 2:30 PM Pacific Time, and the first live fight is at 3:15 PM. For those fans going to see the fights starting at 2:30 PM Elite XC standouts Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Gina “Conviction” Carano will be signing autographs at the Stockton Arena.