Date: Saturday- October 4th, 2008
Time: 9pm ET/PT (Main Fight Card Airs LIVE and FREE on CBS)
Location: BankAtlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida- U.S.A.
Here’s how the CBS-EliteXC fight card will look like:
Main Fight Card:
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli (he replaced Ken Shamrock because of an injury he suffered hours before the fight)
Jake Shields vs. Paul "Semtex" Daley (For EliteXC Welterweight Title)
Andre "The Pitbull" Arlovski vs. Roy "Big Country" Nelson
Gina "Conviction" Carano vs. Kelly Kobald
Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Benji Radach
Preliminary Fight Card:
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Yoko Takahashi
Conor Heun vs. James Edson Berto
Lorenzo Borgomeo vs. Mikey Gomez
Bryan Hamade vs. David Gomez
Nicolae Cury vs. Jorge Boechat
Gina Carano looks to be very focused on her upcoming fight this Saturday, October 4th. She is scheduled to take on Kelly Kobald at the CBS-EliteXC 3 fight card, which takes place at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
Although Carano is considered the #1 female MMA fighter in the world today, she doesn’t let all of that hype get to her. Instead, she says that there is still a lot to learn when it comes to fighting.
Here’s a snip from Carano herself:
“I feel like I have a long way to go…I just feel like there is so
much I want to learn. Every single day at practice I learn something
different. There’s so many things you can learn, so many things you
can learn about your body, and how it works and you know situations
you’re good in, situations you’re bad in…I think more than anything
making weight this time is going to be for myself…I really want to do
this because I want to feel good going into the fight. I’ve got a
nutritionist this time and I’m listening to her, and I’ve kind of gone
about the whole weight-cutting thing completely wrong…Because that
last week you look at you’re weight and you start doing all these wrong
things thinking they’re going to help and it doesn’t help it just
exhausts you. By the time you’re trying to cut those last pounds of
water you’re just depleted…I’m actually really happy with the Kelly
fight, because I think that she’s a brawler, she’s going to come at me
like a Cyborg would…I’m going to be straight, I don’t mind having to
see Cyborg fight again and I look forward to fighting her, but it might
even be good for me to kind of scout her out for another fight…I’m
not looking past Kelly and I know this is going to be another tough
fight for me…Now hopefully, God willing, I do good in this fight and
I’m stoked on the whole Cyborg fight and it will be something that will
stick in my mind.”
(props to mmaweekly.com)
Yushin "Thunder" Okami was given a title shot not too long ago as he would face Anderson "The Spider" Silva for the UFC middleweight belt. However, a hand injury he suffered during a training session forced him out of the UFC 90 fight card. Instead, Patrick "The Predator" Cote was given the opportunity, replacing Okami for the middleweight title shot at UFC 90.
Okami seems to be recuperating very quickly and his training
staff feels that he’ll be ready by December for the UFC 92 event. The Japanese superstar has agreed to take on former KOTC champion Dean Lister. Lister is coming off a 2-fight winning streak, defeating Jordan Radev at UFC 79 by unanimous decision and then submitted Jeremy Horn via a guillotine choke at the Ultimate Fighter 7 finale.
Okami also has a 2-fight winning streak as he defeated Jason MacDonald at UFC 77 via a unanimous decision and then knocked out the former champ Evan Tanner, who recently died in the deserts of Sourthern California. Okami looks to be one fight away from a second opportunity for the UFC middelweight title if he does indeed get passed Lister.
UFC’s Thiago "Pitbull" Alves is coming off a huge win against former welterweight champion Matt Hughes back in June at UFC 85: Bedlam. Dana White has given him the opportunity for a title shot if he gets passed the "Nightmare" Diego Sanchez. It won’t be an easy task, but Alves says that he’s going to "get the belt and keep it, for a very long time…at the end of the night my hands are going to be raised, that’s what’s going to happen."
On the other hand, Sanchez believes that Alves has never been
really tested in the octagon against a powerful opponent who can take him to the ground. Alves is very well-known for his accurate strikes and his excellent Muay Thai skills, but Sanchez says we’re going to see the "strongest Sanchez you have ever seen before…the result is going to be a dominating submission victory and that’s going to be me."
UFC 90 headlines Anderson "The Spider" Silva vs. Patrick "The Predator" Cote for the UFC middleweight championship title. The Alves vs. Sanchez bout is already set as the co-main event. A must-see fight card for all MMA fans around the world.
Click here for the complete UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote fight card