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EliteXC: Heat

EliteXC
  • Saturday 10.04.2008
  • 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
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • Troy Waugh
    Slice vs. Petruzelli (10)Carano vs. Kobold (7)Berto vs. Heun (4)Hamade vs. Gomez (2)
  • Jorge Alonso
    Shields vs. Daley (9)Radach vs. Rua (6)Cury vs. Bouchat (1)
  • Jorge Ortiz
    Arlovski vs. Nelson (8)Cyborg vs. Takahashi (5)Gomez vs. Borgomeo (3)

EliteXC Wiki Update Wiki

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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