(Julie Kedzie: There’s nothing better than losing that last 10…)
According to press release sent out today by EliteXC, that Miami event featuring Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott won’t be the first show that Elite puts on in 2008. “ShoXC: EliteXC Challenger Series” is scheduled to go down on January 25th in Atlantic City and will feature the following matches:
Paul “Semtex” Daley vs. TBA (160 lbs.)
Yves Edwards vs. Kyle Bradley (160 lbs.)
Bobby McMaster vs. Bao Quach (150 lbs.)
Kala Kolohe Hose vs. Bellaton Frederic (185 lbs.)
Julie Kedzie vs. Tonya Evinger (140 lbs.)
Eddie Alvarez vs. Carlos Quinlon (160 lbs.)
Zach Makovsky vs. Wilson Reis (140 lbs.)
Binky Jones vs. TBA (150 lbs.)
Sergio Vinagre vs. Doug Gordon (170 lbs.)
Joe Shilling vs. Matt Makowski (170 lbs.)
The event will be broadcast on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT, and tickets are available here. At this point, we’re really only interested in the Kedzie/Evinger fight, which would establish a clear successor to Gina Carano, should she decide to leave the fighting life and pursue other opportunities full-time; both women lost to Carano in 2007.
And speaking of the “Beautiful Disaster,” a separate EliteXC press release has announced that Carano will be fighting on the February 16th card along with Ferguson/Abbott, Antonio Silva, and James Thompson. Again, we hate the Kimbo matchup, but the card is becoming undeniably stacked.
The news isn’t as positive for HDNet Fights, which just canceled a scheduled February 15th event. Said HDNet Fights president Guy Mezger:
“We’re taking the time to build a little more infrastructure that’s all our own. Right now, we share a lot of it with HDNet and the [Dallas] Mavericks.”
There was talk that the February event would feature a rematch between Jason Miller and Frank Trigg, who won their bouts at last month’s “Reckless Abandon” card. HDNet Fights plans to hold its next event in early spring or summer.