Strikeforce and EliteXC on Wednesday updated their fight card for Saturday’s co-promoted “Shamrock vs. Cung Le” event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Following a flurry of activity over the past week, an anticipated EliteXC welterweight title bout between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett was dropped from the card on Tuesday when Shields had to withdraw due to a back injury. Indications are that the bout will likely be re-scheduled for EliteXC’s June 14 event in Hawaii.
Joey Villasenor received his third and, hopefully, final opponent in Midwest talent Ryan Jensen. His original opponent Joe Riggs withdrew due to a spinal injury and replacement Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos was delayed due to visa issues in Brazil.
With the absence of the Shields vs. Fickett bout, a fight between controversial fighter Mike Kyle and Oklahoman Wayne Cole was added to the main card.
Non-televised bouts added to the card on Wednesday include Jesse Jones vs. Jesse Gillespie and Darren Uyenoyama vs. Anthony Figueroa.
The five-bout main portion of the fight card will air live on Showtime.
Televised Bouts (on Showtime):
-Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le
-Nick Diaz vs. Jae Suk Lim
-Gilbert Melendez vs. Gabe Lemley
-Mike Kyle vs. Wayne Cole
-Joey Villasenor vs. Ryan Jensen
-Tiki Ghosn vs. Luke Stewart
-Jesse Jones vs. Jesse Gillespie
-Darren Uyenoyama vs. Anthony Figueroa