EliteXC on Wednesday announced additional bouts for its May 31 debut on the CBS Television Network.
New bouts announced include Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young, Phil Baroni vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua, and Brett Rogers and John Murphy.
The promotion had already announced the participation of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in the main event against an as yet unnamed opponent, and a middleweight title bout between champion Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith.
Carano hasn’t competed in MMA since defeating Tonya Evinger last September in Hawaii. Following that bout, she has been busy participating in the NBC revival of the “American Gladiators” television show.
Young is coming off of a loss, the first of her career, to Sara Schneider at the Feb. 1 Bodog Fight event in Las Vegas. Prior to that, she had gone undefeated in her first four professional bouts, including winning a one-night, eight-woman tournament for Hook-N-Shoot.
The bout between Baroni and Rua had been confirmed by MMAWeekly.com sources, but had not been officially announced by EliteXC until Wednesday.
-Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. TBA
-Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith
-Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young
-Phil Baroni vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua
-Brett Rogers vs. John Murphy