EliteXC: Kimbo vs. Tank Press Conference

EliteXC: “Street Certified” live on Showtime, February 16 from the Bank United Center in Miami, Florida. For more information and the full fight card, click here

Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott

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Antonio Silva vs. Ricco Rodriguez

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Scott Smith vs. Kyle Noke

Scott Smith vs. Kyle Noke

Yves Edwards vs. Edson Berto

Yves Edwards vs. Edson Berto

James Thompson vs. Brett Rogers

James Thompson vs. Brett Rogers

EliteXC: Street Certified Card Finalized

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ProElite.com has finally finalize EliteXC 4: “Street Certified” fight card. The main card can be seen Live on the premium cable channel Showtime with the undercards being broadcast live and free on ProElite.com

Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett and The Ultimate Fighter veteran Seth Petruzelli have been dropped from the card, with no reason announced.

EliteXC: “Street Certified”
February 16, 2008
Bank Arena from the University of Miami

Main Card: Live on Showtime, 10pm EST
Undercard: Live Free on ProElite.com

Main Fight Card

Kimbo Slice (1-0) vs. Tank Abbott (9-13)
Antonio Silva (9-1) vs. Ricco Rodriguez (27-7)
Scott Smith (14-4) vs. Kyle Noke (13-4-1)
Yves Edwards (32-13-1) vs. Edson Berto (13-4-1)
James Thompson (14-7) vs. Brett Rogers (7-0)

Undercard Fights

Rafael Feijao (4-1) vs. John Doyle (6-2)
Jon Kirk (10-2) vs. Yosmany Cabezas (4-0)
Mario Rinaldi (6-2) vs. Dave Herman (9-0)
Eric Bradley (2-1) vs. Mikey Gomez (6-3)
Lorenzo Borgameo (2-0) vs. Mike Bernhard (3-0)

World Cagefighting Organization (WCO) Event Cancelled

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Tonight’s hyped World Cagefighting Organization (WCO) event from the San Diego Sports Arena was abruptly cancelled by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after the full funding for the fighter purses was not made. Valor fighting was the promoter the the event.

Sherdog:

“At the eleventh hour, the commission was informed there were insufficient funds to pay the fighters,” CSAC executive director Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com. “In the end, we had to cancel the event.”

The WCO event was plagued from the start, with fighters not getting cleared by the CSAC in time for the fight and disorganized weigh-ins.

Fighter are required by the CSAC to receive 20% of their contracted purses by January 18.

The WCO event featured named fighters like Joe Riggs, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Vernon “Tiger” White, Ricco Rodriguez, Mike Kyle, Mark Kerr and David “The Crow” Loiseau.

Here is what the WCO put up on their website:

The WCO regretfully informs you that the MMA show titled “The Return” at The San Diego Sports Arena has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
Our sincerist apologies to all of the fighters and sponsors who supported the event. The WCO did everything in it’s power to assure this event took place. Unfortunately the commission decided to cancel the show in the final hour.