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”.

ShoXC: Alvarez vs. Ebanez Results and Recap

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First off Kala Kolohe Hose pounded Frederic Belleton throughout the first round and landed a one punch KO to end the fight just before the closing bell. Hose’s striking made for an entertaining bout.

Paul Daley looked like a British Anderson Silva, with amazing Maui Thai and a sick clinch, his ability to instantly get up after being taken down, made this a short night for TUF veteran Sammy Morgan. Daley ended the fight with a sick elbow behind the ear, dropping Morgan strait to the canvas. Side note: Daley was offered a deal with Zuffa, but turned it down so he can defend his Cage Rage title, he is going to be a force to recon with in EliteXC.

Eddie Alvarez was able to showcase his skills near his home town, with an impressive win over a tough Ross “The Boss” Ebanez. Alvarez showed he is extremely well rounded as he dominated Ebanez on the ground and in the stand up. The only reason this fight made it to the second round is because Ebanez is one tough SOB. Alvarez finally secured the win in the second round with a devastating right hand while on one knee.

ShoXC, by far the best card I have seen in 2008.

Main Card on Showtime

Preliminary Card

  • Drew Puzon (170.3 lbs.) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.9 lbs.)
    Result: Charlie Brenneman defeats Drew Puzon by Split Decision.
  • Zach Makovsky (139.3 lbs.) vs. Wilson Reis (138.6 lbs.)
    Result: Wilson Reis defeats Zach Makovsky by Submission (Choke) at 1:15 of R2.
  • James “Binky” Jones (155.6 lbs.) vs. Mark Getto (160.9 lbs.)
    Result: James Jones defeats Mark Getto by Submission (Kimura) at 1:12 of R1.
  • Sergio Vinagre (183.6 lbs.) vs. Brett Linebarger (185.1 lbs.)
    Result: Brett Linebarger defeats Sergio Vinagre by KO at 2:29 of R3.
  • Joe Shilling (169 lbs.) vs. Matt Makowski (170.9 lbs.)
    Result: Matt Makowski defeats Joe Schilling by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:01 of R1.

ShoXC News: Alvarez Makes His Showtime Debut

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Eddie Alverez makes his first Showtime debut since signing a three fight contract with EliteXC. Alvarez, a local favorite, will take on the Hawaiian Ross “The Boss” Ebanez.

Other bouts on the card include TUF veteran Sammy Morgan vs. Cage Rage veteran Paul Daley. Morgan is coming off had fought loss to Cung Le at Strikeforce’s Four Man Tournament card in November.

Also featured is a women’s bout between Julie Kadzie and Tonya Evinger. Both Kadzie and Evinger have losses to EliteXC’s Gina Carano in 2007.

ShoXC takes place tonight around 11pm EST on Showtime from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.

All fighter made weight.

Main Card on Showtime

Eddie Alvarez (164.9 lbs.) vs. Ross Ebanez (164.8 lbs.)
Paul Daley (171.7 lbs.) vs. Sammy Morgan (171.4 lbs.)
Bobby McMaster (151 lbs.) vs. Bao Quach (151 lbs.)
Julie Kedzie (139.7 lbs.) vs. Tonya Evinger (140 lbs.)
Kala Kolohe Hose (184.6 lbs.) vs. Frederic Belleton (184.3 lbs.)

Preliminary Card

Drew Puzon (170.3 lbs.) vs. Charlie Brenneman (170.9 lbs.)
Zach Makovsky (139.3 lbs.) vs. Wilson Reis (138.6 lbs.)
James “Binky” Jones (155.6 lbs.) vs. Mark Getto (160.9 lbs.)
Sergio Vinagre (183.6 lbs.) vs. Brett Linebarger (185.1 lbs.)
Joe Shilling (169 lbs.) vs. Matt Makowski (170.9 lbs.)