EliteXC ‘Return of the King’ Press Conference

EliteXC “Return of the King” is set to go off live this Saturday June 14th from the Blaisdel Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Headlining the event is the lightweight title fight between the champion KJ Noons and Yves Edwards.

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

Phil Baroni To Fight Ninja Rua On CBS

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According to ProElite, Phil Baroni will return to action against former EliteXC welterweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua at the EliteXC debut show on CBS May 31.

ProElite.com confirmed with Baroni through text message that the match has been signed.

Baroni (10-9) is coming off a beating by Kala Hose at ICON Sports March 15 welterweight title bout in Hawaii. Baroni lost all but one of the five round title match, but showed his ability to take damage as he took the fight to the fifth round before losing by TKO.

Ninja Rua (15-8-1) brother of UFC fighter Shogun Rua is coming off a second round submission win over Xavier Pokam at Cage Rage 24 in December.