by MMAWeekly.com Staff
EliteXC, CBS, and Showtime on Tuesday announced the line-ups for both the CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights card for July 26 on CBS Television and a three-fight telecast on Showtime.
Rounding out the live CBS telecast is a 140-pound women’s bout between Shayna Baszler and Cristiane Cyborg at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif.
While Cyborg enters the fight and undefeated 4-0 as a professional, this will mark her first time fighting in the U.S. Baszler enters the fight 9-4 as a pro. She is riding a four-fight winning streak and has fought her past three bouts under the EliteXC banner.
Other bouts already announced for the CBS telecast (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) include a rematch between Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith for Lawler’s EliteXC middleweight title in the main event. Jake Shields will finally get his shot at EliteXC gold when he battles a just as determined Nick Thompson for the welterweight championship. The last bout on CBS pits Nick Diaz against Thomas Denny.
Preceding the CBS telecast will be a three-fight live telecast on Showtime, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Antonio Silva and Justin Eilers will battle it out in the Showtime main event to crown the first EliteXC heavyweight champion. Also on the premium network is a bout between Wislon Reis and Brian Caraway at 140 pounds, and a light heavyweight bout between Rafael Feijao and an opponent as yet to be announced.