EliteXC – Primetime

EliteXC: Primetime was promoted by Elite Xtreme Combat taking place on May 31, 2008 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The main card aired live on CBS, marking the first time a MMA event aired in primetime on major American network television. The event featured Robbie Lawler defending his EliteXC Middleweight Championship against Scott Smith.

In terms of ratings, the show averaged 4.85 million viewers and peaked during the main event at 6.51 million viewers, making it the most watched MMA show in television history.

Pulling No Punches, Brawler Wins His Prime-Time Debut
Program Averages 4.3 Million Viewers
Elite XC Was Brutal, So Was the Hyperbole

Match Winner Loser Method Round Time
1 Joe Sampieri Mike Groves TKO (Strikes) 1 4:58
2 Zach Makovsky Andres Soares Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
3 James Jones Calvin Kattar Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 4:49
4 Wilson Reis Justin Robbins Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 4:06
5 Matt Makowski Nick Serra TKO (Would Not Stand Up From Butt Scoot) 2 3:57
6 Carlton Haselrig Carlos Moreno TKO (Did Not Answer Bell) 1 5:00
7 Chris Liguori Jim Bova TKO (Cut) 1 4:31
8 Brett Rogers Jon Murphy TKO (Punch) 1 1:01
9 Joey Villasenor Phil Baroni TKO (Punches) 1 1:11
10 Gina Carano Kaitlin Young TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 2 3:00
11 Robbie Lawler Scott Smith No Contest (Doctor Stoppage) 3 3:26
12 Kevin Ferguson James Thompson TKO (punches) 1 0:38
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