Malaipet Team Diamond vs. Kaleo Kwan. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.
A lightweight bout between Muay Thai expert Malaipet Team Diamond and budding prospect David Douglas will reportedly take place at the latest edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series, which will take place at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California on September 26th.
Sam Caplan of Five Ounces of Pain has confirmed the matchup with EliteXC VP Jared Shaw. The two were originally slated to compete in a non-televised preliminary bout at EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” event on July 26, but Malaipet was forced to withdraw from the fight after sustaining an injury during the week prior to the bout.
Malaipet won an unanimous decision over Kaleo Kwan last October before being disqualified in a controversial bout against King of the Cage veteran Thomas Denny in March. Malaipet illegally struck Denny in the back of the neck with elbows and Denny was eventually deemed unable to continue.
Douglas has fought twice in the last month. He stopped replacement opponent Marlon Matias with strikes in the first round of their July 26 bout and followed that performance up with a first-round TKO of William Jacobson at a ShoXC event on August 15.