The second installment of Elite XC on CBS is headlined by the rematch between top five ranked middleweight “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith for the Elite XC Middleweight Championship.
Two other title fights are featured as Jake Shields and Nick Thompson fight for the vacant Elite XC welterweight title and Antonio Silva and Justin Eilers face off in the main event of the Showtime portion of the card for the vacant Elite XC heavyweight crown.
-Anthony Ruiz def. Jeremy Freitag by unanimous decision (29-28 on all 3 cards)
-David Douglas def. Marlon Mathias by TKO at :12, R1
-Robbie Lawler def. Scott Smith by TKO (strikes) at 2:35, R2
-Nick Diaz def. Thomas Denny by TKO (strikes) at :30 seconds, R2
-Jake Shields def. Nick Thompson by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:03, R1
-Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Shayna Baszler by TKO at 2:48, R2
-Antonio Silva def. Justin Eilers by TKO (Strikes) at :19, R2
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Travis Galbraith by TKO (Strikes) at 3:01, R1
-Wilson Reis def. Brian Caraway by unanimous decision (30-27 on all 3 cards)
-Carl Seumanutafa def. Mike Cook by TKO (Strikes) at 3:39, R1
-Drew Montgomery def. Brandon Tarn by TKO (Cut) at 4:22, R3
-Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith
R1- Smith gets out of the gate early, pursuing Lawler as the champ works to find his range while throwing a few head kicks. Smith lands some good jabs and leg kicks. Lawler starts to stalk his opponent, landing some power shots. Smith comes right back at him in the last minute, hitting him with some good punches as the round ends. Very close round.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 for Scott Smith
R2- Smith catches Lawler early on with a nice elbow that opens a big cut over his forehead. Lawler answers back by pushing into the clinch, working his dirty boxing game. Lawler hits Smith with overhand punches and starts to unload knees on his opponent. Smith falls down, but is able to get back up just in time to be met with another barrage of strikes from Lawler. Smith falls to the canvas one more time as Lawler hits him a few more times before referee Herb Dean stops the fight. Lawler retains his title.
Robbie Lawler def. Scott Smith by TKO (strikes) at 2:35, R2
-Nick Diaz vs. Thomas Denny
R1- Denny starts out with some heavy strikes coming right after Diaz. He lands some good punches and leg kicks. Diaz counters with his peppering jab and hooks. The fight goes to the ground briefly where Diaz tries for a kimura and then an armbar, but Denny gets back up. The fighters exchange heavy shots for the remainder of the round with Diaz landing more shots, using his reach advantage to hurt Denny.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 for Nick Diaz
R2- The fighters come out striking again, but Diaz quickly gets the upper hand, landing big shot after big shot and eventually Denny crumbles. Diaz stands over his opponent landing a few more strikes before the referee steps in to stop the fight.
Nick Diaz def. Thomas Denny by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :30 seconds, R2
-Jake Shields vs. Nick Thompson
R1- Shields gets the fight to the ground early, transitioning almost immediately to full mount. As Thompson tries to reverse, Shields moves quickly to lock on a guillotine choke, then moving back to mount. Thompson isn’t able to move out and is forced to tap out. Jakes Shields becomes the first Elite XC welterweight champion.
Jake Shields def. Nick Thompson by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:03, R1
-Shayna Baszler vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
R1- Cyborg comes out ultra aggressive, striking and coming after Baszler. Baszler survives the onslaught and takes the fight down where she attempts a knee bar, transitioning to a toe hold. Cyborg gets out of the hold and starts to reign down shots on her opponent. Baszler tries to get out from under Cyborg, but she spends the majority of the time under the Brazilian.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 for Cristiane Cyborg
R2- Cyborg comes out striking again in the 2nd round, putting Baszler on the defensive immediately. Cyborg backs Baszler against the cage where she starts to unload, and Shayna falls to the canvas, but the fight is not over. Cyborg actually thought the fight was stopped, but the bout continued. The almost stoppage seemed to anger Santos as she came after Baszler again, blasting her with punches until she crumbled to the mat and the fight is stopped.
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Shayna Baszler by TKO at 2:48, R2
-Justin Eilers vs. Antonio Silva
R1 – Silva opens with a leg kick. Both fighters circling and feeling each other out. They’re picking their spots for short exchanges. Silva lands a double leg takedown and Eilers turtles up. Silva unleashes on him but is deducted a point for striking to the back of the head by referee Herb Dean. The fight is restarted and Silva attempts a high kick that is blocked. Eilers lands a big shot but slips in the exchange. Silva swoops in as Eilers turtles up again. Eilers gets back to his feet. Silva clinches and presses Eilers against the fence where he lands knees to the body. They separate and take the center of the cage. Eilers lands a couple of good shots as Silva counters. MMAWeekly scored it 9-9 due to the point deduction to Silva.
R2 – Eilers lands a left hook but eats a big punch in teh process knocking out his mouth piece. As he staggers back, Silva looks for the finish landing several punches as Eilers holds on to the fence trying to stay on his feet. He collapses to the canvas where Silva lands more punches. Herb Dean calls a stop to the fight.
-Antonio Silva def. Justin Eilers by TKO (Strikes) at :19, R2 becoming the first Elite XC heavyweight champion.
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Travis Galbraith
R1 – Galbraith thinks about a kick but doesn’t pull the trigger. Cavalcante lands a leg kik and sets up getting to the clinch off of a punch but Galbraith powers him to the fence. They exchange knees and Galbraith lands an elbow as the two separate. Back in the clinch, Galbraith tries for a takedown but Cavalcante stays on his feet. Cavalcante lands a right hook hurting Galbraith then followed it up with knees sending Galbraith to the canvas. The referee stops the fight.
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Travis Galbraith by TKO (Strikes) at 3:01, R1
-Wilson Reis vs. Brian Caraway
R1 – Caraway opens the round with a body shots before Reis gets the fight to the ground with a single leg where he passed to half guard, then to mount and back to half guard. Reis works ground and pound until Caraway escapes out the back and gets to his feet. Reis lands another single leg takedown where he immediately moves to half guard and worked it to the mount position. Caraway gave up his back but escaped out the back again. Reis gets another takedown in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly scores round one 10-9 for Wilson Reis.
R2 – Reis secures an dearly takedown but Caraway quickly gets back to his feet. Caraway landed a knee while Reis went for a leg. Caraway tries to ground and pound he hurt Reis, but after a brief scramble, Reis obtains top position. Reis advanced position to side control, but Caraway gets back to half guard and eventually full, closed guard. Reis passes his guard again, advancing back to side control. Caraway does a good job re-establishing his guard and works his way back to his feet. Reis goes for a single leg but it’s Caraway that gains top position. Reis sweeps back to top position where we works a few elbows before Caraway scrambled back to his feet. The round ends with the fighters pressed agaisnt the cage. MMAWeekly scores round two 10-9 for Reis.
R3 – Caraway opens the third round aggressive landing a few punches and a knee before Reis gets the takedown. Reis works elbows in half guard as Caraway works back to full guard. Reis eventually gets to the mount position, but Caraway reverses the position landing in Reis’ guard. After a battle for position, Caraway gets back to his feet. Caraway landed another knee but Reis gets the takedown. Reis stands and tries to land a big punch that puts him on the bottom. Caraway lets him up and lands a knee as Reis gets a single leg. But Caraway immediately gets back to his feet. MMAWeekly scores the final round 10-9 for Reis.
– Wilson Reis def. Brian Caraway by unanimous decision (30-27 on all 3 cards)