EliteXC News: Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young, Added To CBS Show

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EliteXC Wednesday announced Gina Carano will take on Kaitlin Young on its May 31 ground breaking EliteXC “Saturday Night Fights” Show on CBS.

Carano sometimes labeled “The Face Of MMA” has not stepped into the cage since defeating Tonya Evinger last September. She has been busy with the network TV show “American Gladiators”, in which she plays the gladiator “Crush”.

EliteXC News: More Details On CBS Debut May 31

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Just as Pro Elite announced its first ever event to be broadcast on CBS will be on May 31, we now get some more details about who’s fighting on the card.

According to FiveOncesOfPain:

  • The broadcast will be called “Saturday Night Fights”.
  • First show May 31 in New Jersey, likely the The Prudential Center.
  • Kimbo Slice will headline against an unknown opponent.
  • TUF veteran, Scott Smith will take on Robbie Lawler for Lawlers EliteXC middleweight belt.
  • Gina Carano is expected to be fighting on the card. Rumored opponents Kaitlin Young or Cris Cyborg.
  • Possible swing bout between heavyweights Brett Rogers and Jon Murphy. Nothing signed as of yet.

UFC 81: An Insiders Look At Brock Lesnar’s Training

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From Kaitlin Young who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy:
“He’s huge,” she says. “I’m in the gym at the same time as him, but we don’t train together. I don’t think that would even make sense.”

“He has a slew of big men that come in and they just all do their thing with him,” she explains. “They’re all over 250-pounds. I know he’s been doing some training at Athletic Performance Inc. as well. It’s amazing how well he does. He’s really in shape for how enormous he is. Usually, the big boys gas really easily. But not him.”

“I think it’s funny,” she says, “because you see on the internet that everyone is like ‘he’s just a wrestler, blah, blah, blah’, but people are going to be very surprised at how well all the other elements of his game are coming along. They’re grossly underestimating him. He’s in there firing away at the pads and he’s fast. His kicks bring [trainer] Greg [Nelson] right up off the ground, and sparring he looks really good too.”

BodogLife Beat conducted an interview with fighter Kaitlin Young who trains at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. She gives some insight on the progression of former WWE superstar wrestler, Brock Lesnar as he prepares for his second ever MMA bout.