EliteXC: Heat was held on October 4, 2008 in Sunrise, Florida at the Bank Atlantic Center. This was the third EliteXC show to be featured on CBS and marked the return of popular fighters Jake Shields, Gina Carano, and Kimbo Slice. In addition, the show included a co-promoted heavyweight bout with Affliction featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski facing the last and only reigning IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson. EliteXC’s viability is questionable after Slice’s defeat at this event.
Kimbo Slice was originally scheduled to face Ken Shamrock who was medically disqualified Saturday by the Florida State Athletic Commission after sustaining a cut from a headbutt during a light workout some time within the last 24 hours. Seth Petruzelli, who was scheduled to fight Aaron Rosa on the undercard, replaced Shamrock.
“Heat” Mirrors Real World
Sherdog.com’s Complete Coverage of EliteXC ‘Heat’
Elite XC on CBS II
|1||Nicolae Cury||Jorge Bouchat||Submission (Reverse-Triangle Choke)||1||1:35|
|2||Bryan Hamade||David Gomez||Submission (Guillotine choke)||1||2:03|
|3||Mikey Gomez||Lorenzo Borgomeo||Submission (Armbar)||2||4:06|
|4||Conor Heun||James Edson Berto||TKO (Punches and Elbows)||2||2:18|
|5||Cristiane Santos||Yoko Takahashi||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|6||Benji Radach||Murilo Rua||TKO (Punches)||2||2:31|
|7||Gina Carano||Kelly Kobold||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|8||Andrei Arlovski||Roy Nelson||TKO (Punch)||2||3:14|
|9||Jake Shields||Paul Daley||Submission (Armbar)||2||3:47|
|10||Seth Petruzelli||Kevin Ferguson||TKO (Punches)||1||0:14|
This was the best event EliteXC has ever put on. Despite the fact that the main event was a joke before and after Ken Shamrock was pulled off the card, this event had very solid and compelling match ups. In addition to relevant fights, the fights turned out to be exciting and skillful.
There isn’t a LOL big enough for me to express my amusement at the circus of the main event.