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Baszler vs. Cyborg Rounds Out “Saturday Night Fights II”


(Shayna Baszler: ready for battle.)

EliteXC sent out a press release yesterday announcing the full televised card for their second “Saturday Night Fights” event, which will be held in Stockton, CA, on July 26th. The most notable addition is a 140-pound bout between Shayna Baszler and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, which will open the CBS broadcast. Baszler (9-4, all wins by submission) last fought at a ShoXC event in April, where she finished Keiko “Tama Chan” Tamai via first-round neck crank; she also holds notable wins over Julie Kedzie, Roxanne Modafferi, and Jennifer Tate. Santos, the wife of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, is 4-0, though her last three wins came against opponents with pro records of 0-0.

The other notable bit of information in the press release is that the match between Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Justin Eilers will indeed be for EliteXC’s heavyweight title, and it will headline the live three-fight Showtime broadcast that will immediately precede the CBS card. The Showtime card will also feature a featherweight bout between Brian Caraway — who defeated Alvin Cacdac just 12 days ago at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson — against up-and-coming submission specialist Wilson Reis. The full televised lineup is below:

Saturday Night Fights on CBS, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT
Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith (for EliteXC middleweight title)
Jake Shields vs. Nick Thompson (for EliteXC welterweight title)
Nick Diaz vs. Thomas Denny (lightweights)
Shayna Baszler vs. Cristiane Santos (140 lbs.)

Showtime undercard broadcast, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT
Antonio Silva vs. Justin Eilers (for EliteXC heavyweight title)
Wilson Reis vs. Brian Caraway (140 lbs.)
Rafael Feijao vs. TBD (light-heavyweights)

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Turdburlgar- July 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm
Baszler is fucking awsome! she is the only chick i like to see fight. she would crush, no pun intended, LunchBox Gina. Gina is going to duck this one as long as she can.
shitwhistle- July 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm
I get the Diaz/Stockton connection, so yeah, it should be on the main card. I just wish it was Noons in there.
As far as Silva v. Eilers, let it be a title fight. If Silva loses to Eilers, he doesn't deserve the title.
L Grant- July 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Diaz is on the main event because it's his home town. Plus, they could have some sort of call out after the fight (if he wins).

I do think the HW title fight should be on the main card. Then again, I don't think it should be a HW title fight.
CarpetMuncher- July 8, 2008 at 12:34 pm
ya wtf, bigfoot undercard fucking title fight.. that makes no fucking sense.....kill yourself shaw
shitwhistle- July 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm
I don't get it..... why wouldn't they want to showcase Bigfoot on CBS? Instead we get
Diaz v. Wolverine?
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