Video: Interview with The “Dream Smasher” Joey Villasenor

Joey Villasenor takes on Phil Baroni at the EliteXC-CBS debut on May 31.

EliteXC News: Villasenor Replaces Ninja Rua on May 31

EliteXC has announced that Joey Villasenor will step in and fight Phil Baroni on the debut of CBS “Saturday Night Fights” show on May 31, replacing Murilo “Ninja” Rua who dropped out of the fight for an undisclosed reason.

Villasenor, made quick work in his last fight, knocking out Ryan Jensen in the first round of the co-promoted Strikeforece-EliteXC card on March 29.

CBS “Saturday Night Fights” is set for May 31 from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Broadcast Fights

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson
Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith
Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young
Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor
Brett Rogers vs. Jon Murphy

Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Le Fighter Payouts

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Quick Results of last weekends Strikeforce Shamrock vs. Le show on Showtime.

Fighter Payouts

Frank Shamrock: $300,000 ( fight $300,000)
Cung Le: $200,000 ( fight $200,000)
Gilbert Melendez: $50,000 ( fight $50,000)
Joey Villasenor: $36,000 ( fight $18,000, win $18,000
Wayne Cole: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Drew Fickett: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Mike Kyle: $10,000
Gabe Lemley: $7,000
Jae Suk Lim: $3,000
Ryan Jensen: $6,000
Billy Evangelista: $10,000 ( fight $5,000, win $5,000)
Tiki Ghosn: $8,000 ( fight $2,000, win $2,000)
Luke Stewart: $6,000
Darren Uyenoyama: $4,000 ( fight $2,000 , win $2,000)
Marlon Sims: $2,500
Jesse Jones: $2,150 (fight $1,650, win $500)
Anthony Figueroa: $2,000
Jesse Gillespie: $1,200

Total Payout: $667,850

California State Athletic Commission figures via MMAWeekly