If you don’t follow extreme fighting, the following information will read like Russian to you. But the five primetime matchups on CBS’ EliteXC Saturday Night Fights might still be worth mentioning because the May 31 event could turn out to be a major turning point in the network race to lure those elusive male viewers. EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw describes the lineup as “the biggest and single most important… fight card ever. It will forever change the landscape of the sport and how it’s is perceived.” Well, alrighty then! Here they are: Kimbo Slice vs. James “Colossus” Thompson (heavyweights); “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler vs. Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (for the EliteXC Middleweight title); Gina “Conviction” Carano vs. Kaitlin Young (140 lb weight class); Phil Baroni vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua (middleweights); and Brett “The Grim” Rogers vs Jon Murphy (heavyweights).
The brutes will kick it live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.