Completed Event

EliteXC: Heat

EliteXC
  • Saturday 10.04.2008 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: CBS
  • Name: EliteXC: Heat
  • Also Known As: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
  • Promotion: Elite XC
  • Ownership: Showtime Networks Inc., ProElite, Inc.
  • Venue: BankAtlantic Center
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
  • Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
  • Interviews: Gus Johnson | Backstage: Karyn Bryant
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $826,433
  • Attendance: 9,414 (Paid: 7,723)
  • TV Ratings: 4,560,000 viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 10
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
  • EXC: Wikipedia

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In the final, disastrous mixed martial arts event held by EliteXC, Kimbo Slice returned to headline the promotion’s third effort on CBS. While he was originally supposed to face MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock in the main event, Slice ended up facing light heavyweight replacement opponent Seth Petruzelli when Shamrock injured himself while warming up. While Petruzelli was significantly smaller than Kimbo, he knocked out EliteXC’s cash cow with a retreating jab and essentially put an end to the upstart promotion.


After losing their biggest star to a natural light heavyweight just 14 seconds into the first round on national television, EliteXC lost significant investments and never put on another MMA event. Slice went on to join the UFC for a time but was later cut.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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EliteXC Fight Card

Bout   Info
Seth Petruzelli   defeats   Kimbo Slice   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
#29 Biggest Upset of All Time
  0:14 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Troy Waugh
Jake Shields   defeats   Paul Daley   via Submission, Armbar
Main Card | Title Fight | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3:47 Round 2 of 5, 8:47 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Alonso
Andrei Arlovski   defeats   Roy Nelson   via KO/TKO, Punch
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Gina Carano   defeats   Kelly Kobold   via Decision, Unanimous
Main Card | Catchweight | 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
  3 Rounds, 13:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Troy Waugh
Benji Radach   defeats   Murilo Rua   via KO/TKO, Punches
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  2:31 Round 2 of 3, 7:31 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Alonso
Cristiane Justino   defeats   Yoko Takahashi   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 150 lbs (68.0 kg)
  3 Rounds, 13:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Conor Heun   defeats   James Edson Berto   via KO/TKO, Punches and Elbows
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 160 lbs (72.6 kg)
  2:18 Round 2 of 3, 7:18 Total Bout Page
Referee: Troy Waugh
Mikey Gomez   defeats   Lorenzo Borgomeo   via Submission, Armbar
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  4:06 Round 2 of 3, 9:06 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Bryan Hamade   defeats   David Gomez   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
  2:03 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Troy Waugh
Nicolae Cury   defeats   Jorge Bouchat   via Submission, Reverse Triangle Choke
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 160 lbs (72.6 kg)
  1:35 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jorge Alonso
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Kimbo Slice   vs.   Ken Shamrock   Cancelled (Shamrock Cut Eyelid)
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
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