Kimbo Slice. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.
EliteXC has officially announced the televised main card for the upcoming third edition of “Saturday Night” Fights, which will be broadcast on CBS and will take place at the BankAtlantic Center, in Sunrise, Florida on October 4.
The show’s main event will feature EliteXC heavyweight sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson taking on the biggest test of his young career thus far in the form of UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock. EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields will defend his title against top British welterweight Paul Daley in the night’s co-main event.
Additional featured bouts include a women’s 140 lb. bout between the ever-popular Gina Carano and female veteran Kelly Kobold-Gavin and a middleweight affair between former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua and UFC and IFL veteran Benji Radach.
Another female bout between Brazilian standout Cris Cyborg and Yoko Takahashi will serve as the show’s swing bout, meaning that it could be featured on the CBS broadcast time-permitting. Also announced for the non-televised undercard was Edson Berto vs. Mike Aina and the participation of UFC veterans Crafton Wallace and Seth Petruzelli.
Although he was confirmed as fighting on the card over the weekend by EliteXC VP Jared Shaw, Lorenzo Borgomeo was not mentioned in yesterday’s press release.
The current card for the event is as follows:
Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock
Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley - EliteXC Welterweight Title
Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold-Gavin
Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Benji Radach
Cris Cyborg vs. Yoko Takahashi
Edson Berto vs. Mike Aina
Crafton Wallace vs. TBA
Seth Petruzelli vs. TBA
Lorenzo Borgomeo vs. TBA
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