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UFC 88: Karo Parisyan vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-5) will face Yoshiyuki Yoshida (10-2) at UFC 88 “Breakthrough” on September 6 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. Parisyan will look to get back title contention after losing to Thiago “Pitbull” Alves at UFC Fight Night 13.

UFN 15: Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley

TUF five competitor Joe Jauzon (16-4) will look to get back in the win column after losing to Kenny Florian at UFN 13 when he faces Kyle Bradley (13-5) at UFC Fight Night 15. Bradley lost his UFC debut to Chris Lytle at UFC 81 “Breaking Point”.

UFC 87: Tamdan McCrory vs. Luke Cummo

Tamdan McCrory (8-1) will face TUF 2 vet Luke Cummo (6-5) on the undercard at UFC 87 on August 9 from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cummo is coming off a decision loss to Luigi Fioravanti at UFC 82. McCrory broke his eight fight winning streak, losing to Akihiro Gono at UFC 78 “Validation”.

UFC 87: Tomasz Drwal vs. Andre Gusmao

Tomasz Drwal (14-2) will look for his first UFC win over former IFL fighter Andre Gusmao (5-0) at UFC 87 on August 9 from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drwal broke his 13 fight winning streak when he with a loss to Thiago Silva at UFC 75.

Cage Rage 27: Phil Baroni vs. Scott Jansen

After three strait loses in the cage, MMA veteran Phil Baroni (10-10) will drop down in weight and face Cage Rage veteran Scott Jenson (3-2) in a welterweight bout at Cage Rage 27.

UFN 14: Brodie Farber vs. Rory Markham

UFC newcomer Brodie (13-3) will take on former IFL welterweight fighter Rory Markham at UFC fight Night 14 on July 19. Former Rage in the Cage middleweight champion Brodie Farber will bring a six fight win streak into this his UFC debut. Markham will look to put his IFL days behind him with his UFC debut at UFN 14.

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EliteXC on CBS Preview: Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor

Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor

The Bad Asses
Both Joey Villasenor and Phil Baroni enjoy performing in quality fights. Elite XC has been incredibly intelligent in choosing fighters who have a track record of fan friendly performances. These fighters, especially Baroni, are outspoken and can promote a fight. Baroni is a bulldozer who can take a beating and keep pressing forward. His style pleases fans and Villasenor, who does not shy away from a challenge, will most likely oblige Baroni in a war on their feet. While Baroni is no longer (and arguably never was) an elite fighter, can still make a bout entertaining in and out of the cage. He has a granite chin and enjoys providing theatrics throughout his fights. Although Villasenor has lost to the likes of Robbie Lawler and Ninja Rua, those fights were extremely easy to watch and this bout should be no different.

EliteXC “Primetime” Weigh-In Results, Carano Comes in Heavy

EliteXC “Primetime” broadcast on CBS “Saturday Night Fights” Weigh-In Results.

Gina Carano (pic bellow) was 3.5 lbs over the weight limit, she will have to give up 12.5% percent of her purse to Kaitlin Young. This dose not surprise me, as she looked about 180lbs during last weeks CBS media press day.

MAIN CARD

Kimbo Slice (235.5) vs. James Thompson (257)
Robbie Lawler (184.5) vs. Scott Smith (184.5)*
Gina Carano (144.5) vs. Kaitlin Young (140.5)
Jon Murphy (260.5) vs. Brett Rogers (263.5)
Phil Baroni (185) vs. Joey Villasenor (184.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Carlton Haselrig (263) vs. Carlos Moreno (261)
Jim Bova (160.5) vs. Chris Liguori (161)
Matt Makowski (171) vs. Nick Serra (167)
Wilson Reis (140.5) vs. Justin Robbins (140.5)
James “Binky” Jones (154.5) vs. Calvin Kattar (155.5)
Zach Makovsky (135) vs. Andre Soares (134)
Mike Groves (154) vs. Joe Sampieri (155)

*For the EliteXC Middleweight Belt