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- ELITEXC TO CLOSE 2008 WITH SHOWTIME BROADCAST

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The current focus for EliteXC is the upcoming Oct. 4 show on CBS, which will pit top star Kimbo Slice against Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famer Ken Shamrock. But the promotion is already working on its next major Showtime broadcast set for Nov. 8.

The promotion has set the date and confirmed it will be a Showtime broadcast, but at this time no location has been announced or secured for the show.

EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw did confirm a number of the competitors that will fight on the card including Joey Villasenor, Rafael Feijao, Brett Rogers, and Nick Diaz.

No opponents have been secured for any of the fighters, outside of Shaw stating that Diaz would not be fighting lightweight champion K.J. Noons, who was stripped of his belt by the promotion on Friday.

Speculation has Villasenor getting a rematch against Robbie Lawler, who he lost to while fighting in Pride a few years ago, and getting a shot at the EliteXC middleweight title for the second time in the process, although nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Shaw also disclosed that the Nov. 8 show will be the final EliteXC show for 2008 as they gear up for the new year.

One other fighter who could possibly come up in discussions for the show is current Top 5 lightweight Eddie Alvarez, who is still under contract to EliteXC, but hasn’t fought for the promotion since making his EliteXC debut in January 2008.

Alvarez just recently got married and Shaw said that he will enter discussions with the fighter soon to discuss his future fight opportunities with the promotion.

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