(Photos courtesy of Tom Casino/EliteXC)
The fighters for Friday night’s ShoXC event at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. weighed in on Thursday. All 20 fighters made weight.
The main event features Eddie Alvarez vs. Ross Ebanez, which will headline the telecast on Showtime. Other bouts that highlight the televised portion of the card include Cage Rage veteran Paul Daley facing Ultimate Fighter alum Sammy Morgan and EliteXC veterans Julie Kedzie and Tonya Evinger.
Said Alvarez of the bout, “This is going to be a great fight. Style-wise, I look at Ebanez and he reminds me of me. With two fighters who like to come forward and give their all, the fans are in for a treat.”
“For me, career-wise, this is quite an accomplishment,” replied Ebanez. “To fight a guy like Eddie, in his backyard, in the main event on SHOWTIME, is extremely exciting and satisfying.
“This is a tremendous fight for the fans. I’m ready to go, and I know he feels the same way. I have fought all kinds, though, so I doubt he is going to present me with any situations that I have never seen before. I am very confident.”
The Showtime telecast begins at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Eddie Alvarez (164.9 lbs.) vs. Ross Ebanez (164.8 lbs.)
Paul Daley (171.7 lbs.) vs. Sammy Morgan (171.4 lbs.)
Bobby McMaster (151 lbs.) vs. Bao Quach (151 lbs.)
Julie Kedzie (139.7 lbs.) vs. Tonya Evinger (140 lbs.)
Kala Kolohe Hose (184.6 lbs.) vs. Frederic Belleton (184.3 lbs.)
Drew Puzon (170.3 lbs.) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.9 lbs.)
Zach Makovsky (139.3 lbs.) vs. Wilson Reis (138.6 lbs.)
James “Binky” Jones (155.6 lbs.) vs. Mark Getto (160.9 lbs.)
Sergio Vinagre (183.6 lbs.) vs. Brett Linebarger (185.1 lbs.)
Joe Shilling (169 lbs.) vs. Matt Makowski (170.9 lbs.)