Kimbo Slice makes a dominating debut defeating Bo Cantrell by tapout due to strikes 19 seconds into the first round. KJ Noons captured the 160 lb. lightweight title by defeating Nick Diaz after the doctor stopped the fight due to cuts above both of Nick's eyes suffered in the first round.
Jae Suk Lim def. Daniel Pineda by Submission (rear naked choke) at 2:42, R1
Brett Rogers def. Ralph Kelly by Submission (strikes) at 1:43, R1
Matt Lucas def. Jon Kirk by Unanimous Decisoin (30-27x3) at 5:00, R3
Yves Edwards def. Nick Gonzalez by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:05, R1
Geoff Bumstead def. Robert Ruiz by Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:30, R1
Antonio Silva def. Jonathan Wiezorek by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:12, R1
Kyle Noke def. Seth Kleinbeck by TKO (cut) at 4:22, R2
Jake Shields def. Mike Pyle by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:39, R1
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson def. Bo Cantrell by TKO at :19, R1
KJ Noons def. Nick Diaz by TKO (Doctar Stoppage - Cuts) at 5:00. R1
11.01.2007 - 11:17:00 AM -
EliteXC Updates; Kimbo Slice vs Bo Cantrell
EliteXC held a conference call yesterday to promote their next event on Nov. 10 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The card is scheduled to be televised by Showtime at 10 p.m. ET.
Gary Shaw clearly defined what weight classes the EliteXC would have; EliteXC will have divisions at 140 lbs., 150 lbs., 160 lbs., 170 lbs., 185 lbs., light heavyweight (186-205), heavyweight (206-265), and a super heavyweight (265-plus). The 160 Lb. division will be known as their Lightweight division.
10.15.2007 - 11:36:00 AM -
Jake Shields to the UFC
Jake Sheilds recently did an interview with ADCombat.com which revealed that he was interested in possibly going to the UFC.
KM: Your contract status?
JS: This is the last fight on my contract. They offered some more fights but I'm letting my manager handle that.
KM: Who is your manager?
JS: Right now my Dad is actually my manager.
KM: What do you think of 2008?
JS: I want to go out there and fight the best. I'm really looking at UFC over Elite because that is where a lot of top guys are. In the next few weeks I'll probably make my decision on where I'm going to be signing.
KM: Should we say you are 'in talks now' or 'have talked to' UFC?
JS: Have been in the past. I'm sure we're going to talk to them in the next week before we sign anything with Elite. I'm ready to get in there with the top guys. With the Rumble on the Rock tournament and EliteXC and my last four or five fights have been top come and have been fast, easy fights. I think it definitely shows I belong there.
With only one fight left on his contract and the interest he is showing in the UFC this could possibly be a big blow to EliteXC. Jake Shields is one of the top talents right now in the EliteXC but I would definately like to see him in the UFC. The UFC's welterweight division is stacked right now and would definately be the best place for him to test his meddle. Shields is a Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu trained fighter and also trains with Former UFC fighter and EliteXC fighter Nick Diaz.
Shields reminds me a lot of John Fitch. Shields usually comes into the fight as a bigger 170 lber. He's got good wrestling, and he's slick wotj jos Jiu Jitsu. I'd definately like to see him take on some of the talent in the UFC's welterweight division.
- 11:05:00 AM -
Nick Diaz to fight KJ Noons for EliteXC 160 lb. Title
Sam Caplan @ ProElite is reporting that Nick Diaz will take on KJ Noons for EliteXC's 160 lb. title. This will be the first time that promotion will crown a 160 lb. champ. The organizations only other Champion is Robbie Lawler at 185, who recently stopped Ninja Rua in September to win the strap.
They are set to fight on Nov. 10 at EliteXC's next event. Jake Shields, one of Nick Diaz's training partners, is also set to take on Mike Pyle from Xtreme Couture. Kimbo Slice is set to make his EliteXC debut after they announced he had been signed to EliteXC to a long term contract. There's also a chance we might get to see Gina Carrano too.
The championship bout comes of the news that EliteXC had also wrapped up Nick Diaz with a long term contract as well.