Elite XC’s CBS Saturday Night Fights results & play-by-play

by:  Jack Bratcher

The action for Elite XC: Heat – CBS Saturday Night Fights starts the live broadcast at 8pm CST. PRO MMA will be providing round by round results and a summary of tonight’s event.

In a devastating turn of events Ken Shamrock will not be fighting tonight after receiving a cut over his eye this afternoon that needed six stitches.  Although Shamrock definitely wanted to fight and was visibly upset, the doctors would not allow him.

Even though it is a disappointing turn of events, MMA fans can take comfort in the fact that finally Kimbo will get to face a legitimate opponent as Seth Petruzelli steps in the ring to take the place of the injured Shamrock.

Undercard:

  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Yoko Takahashi by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Connor Heun def. Edson Berto by TKO (Strikes) at 2:18, R2
  • Mikey Gomez def. Lorenzo Borgomeo by Submission (Armbar) at 4:06, R2
  • Bryan Hamade def. David Gomez by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:03, R1
  • Nicolae Cury def. Jorge Bouchat by Submission (Reverse Triangle) at 1:35, R1

Main Card:

Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Benji Radach
Rd.1 – Both guys come out banging and swinging for the fences. Radach connects hard on Ninja and rocks him a few times. However, Ninja is still in the game and swings back connecting solidly on Rach’s chin causing both fighters to hit the mat at the same time. But they both are able to recover and tie up for a few seconds until they start swinging again. Very exciting fight. Ninja going for a kimura but Radach is out and finds himself in Ninja’s guard throwing on some ground and pound. Ninja looking for a heel hook, he pulls it but Radach escapes. Radach rolls as Ninja looks for another heel hook. This is a fight my friends with no “feeling out” period whatsoever. The bell sounds as the two fighters are tied up on the ground with Ninja looking for a choke.
Rd.2 – Big knee by Ninja hits Radach in the midsection. Head kick from Ninja. Radach connects with a big left hand. Huge right hand connects hard to Ninja’s face with a smack louder than I’ve ever heard. Ninja ties up and changes levels looking for a single leg. Radach counters with a whizzer. Big right then a left that drops Ninja, two more for good measure KO’s Ninja flat on his back and he’s out. Extremely good fight for Radach. Benji Radach defeats Murilo “Ninja” Rua by KO in Round 2.

Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold
Rd.1 – Big right hand by Gina. Kelly looking for a takedown and linches up with double underhooks. Kelly pressing her against the fence still looking to get Gina down. Both girls swinging. Carano connecting and now has the muay thai plum delivering some knees. Kobold looking for the takedown again but Gina defending it well. Nice right hand by Kobold. Kobold was bleeding probably from the nose from a knee.
Rd.2 – Big right by Gina and now with the plum again. Kelly breaks out and ties her up against the fence. Nice right hand by Kobold. Gina moves back and gets some distance. Big left by Gina. Right hand by Gina. Another left and another by Gina and a combo. Jumping knee from Carano that misses. Kobold still coming in swinging. Finally, Kobold gets a takedown and giving some ground and pound but the bell sounds.
Rd.3 – Kobold closes in quickly and puts Gina against the cage looking for another takedown. Foot stomps by Kobold. Kelly relentless in her takedown attempt. Big knee by Carano as Kobold closes in after being separated by the ref. Carano has a standing rear naked choke that takes Kobold down by both fighters are back up now and swinging. Big front kick from Carano and another. Carano finishes with a flurry of kicks to the body and to the head. Gina Carano defeats Kelly Kobold by unanimous decision.

Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson
Rd.1 – Arlovski with some leg kicks. Nelson clinches up. Arlovski trips Nelson but Nelson flips him over and lands on top. Nelson passes to side control. Nelson looking for a kimura. Arlovski bumps Nelson off and Nelson stands up but lands back on Arlovski in half guard. Nelson looking for the kimura again. Knees to the body by Nelson. Ref stands them up. Leg kick by Arlovski. Nelson swings and Nelson swings back then clinches up pushing Arlovski against the cage. Big knee by Arlovski connects to Nelson’s face. Ref separates them. Leg kick by Arlovski followed by a great combo. Arlovski’s hands look very crisp.
Note: During intermission Tito Ortiz says he’s about a week away from signing a deal with EliteXC.
Rd.2 – They start trading and Nelson connects and knocks Arlovski back against the cage. Nelson ties up in the clinch. Big knee by Arlovski. Big left by Arlovski followed by a big right hand. Nelson gets rocked. Arlovski grabs the plum and shoots two big knees to Nelson’s face. Arlovski closes the show with three big shots that stuns Nelson badly followed by a huge right that drops Roy Nelson face down to the mat and gives him a sweet dream. Wow very very impressive performance by the Russian! Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski defeats Roy “Big Country” Nelson by KO in Round 2.

EliteXC Welterweight Title Fight – Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley
Rd.1 – Leg kick by Shields. Head kick by Shields blocked. Left hand by Daley. Shields shoots but Daley sprawled. Nice leg kick by Daley. Body punch by Daley. Shields swings but his punches miss. Shields gets a single leg takedown. Side control by Shields. Full mount by Shields. Shields laying on a little ground and pound softening him up. Daley holding on. Shields throwing elbows and punches then moves to side control and back to full mount. Big punches now by Shields. Daley covering up and blocking some. Shields goes for an armbar but misses it and allows Daley top position. Big elbows from Daley. Round ends with Daley on top.
Rd.2 – Head kick by Daley. Nice combo by Daley. Big shots by Daley. Knee to the midsection by Daley and Shields goes to the mat willingly. Left hook by Daley, Shields drops and goes for a takedown. Left hook by Daley. Shields looking a bit tired as he shoots in and gets stuffed again. Shields ties up and gets the takedown landing in full mount. Shields looking for an armbar lets go and starts with the ground and pound. Daley just kind of resting while Shields is on top. Shields gets an armbar finally, pulls it tight, Daley squirms but Shields holds firm and Paul Daley is forced to tap or get it snapped. Daley was clearly outmatched on the ground. Jake Shields defeats Paul Daley by armbar submission in Round 2. Shields, when asked what is next says, whatever EliteXC wants him to do but he would love to move up to middleweight at 185 and challenge Robbie Lawler for the that title as well. If Shields could defeat Lawler that means he would hold two EliteXC belts, the middleweight and welterweight.

Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli
If nothing else you have to give Kimbo Slice credit for taking this fight against Seth Petruzelli. It is a very dangerous fight for him. It is a much more dangerous fight than the Ken Shamrock fight would have been. However, Slice has a a damn good chance against ANY striker simply because of his power and boxing ability. MMA fans can see Seth Petruzellin in the new Tapout video “Redux”. Let’s do this!
Rd.1 – Kimbo comes at Petruzelli and Petruzelli throws a front kick followed by a right hand that hits Kimbo over the eye that drops him. Kimbo tries to defend but Petruzelli fires away with multiple shots to the head of Slice while Slice is on all fours until Kimbo goes down and the ref has to stop it. Kimbo grabs the leg of the ref mistakenly thinking it was his opponent providing proof that the fight needed to be stopped. It happened so quickly and so awkwardly it took a replay for many to realize what exactly happened. Seth Petruzelli weighting it at only 205 lbs. just knocked out they heavyweight Kimbo Slice. Seth Petruzelli defeats Kimbo Slice by TKO in Round 1.

PRO MMA interviewed Seth Petruzelli, the man who shocked the world, this week.  Petruzelli has an interesting nickname, “The Silverback.”  I highly reccommend you read the interview to find out how he got the nickname.  It makes his win over Kimbo tonight even more interesting mainly because you would think someone who would go toe to toe with Kimbo would need some large cojones.  Well actually maybe Seth does have some big cojones, I guess he just doesn’t have a big……  ahem… uhh…. just read the interview.