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.

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Murilo “Ninja” Rua – Ready for Whatever – PRO MMA Exclusive Interview

by: Cory Brady

Murilo “Ninja” Rua is on a quest. He’s on a quest to capture gold in EliteXC’s middleweight division. The same gold that slipped through his fingers not that long ago at the hands of current champion, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. Ninja can move one huge step closer to that gold by getting past an explosive former IFL superstar that goes by the name of Benji Radach. While there is a ton of hype surrounding the Kimbo/Shamrock battle, many mma insiders feel like the Ninja/Radach bout will be the fight of the night. Murilo has been exciting fans all over the world since his early fighting days in his native country of Brazil to his Pride days in Japan and now right here in the United States. October 4th on CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights is sure to be no exception as Ninja will wage war with knockout artist Benji Radach in a bout where the winner will move one step closer to a shot at the title.

PRO MMA recently had the opportunity to speak with Ninja about a variety of subjects including his fight with Benji, his brothers recovery, and whether or not he would ever consider fighting his good friend, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Check it out:

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Benji Radach is a Hero! PRO MMA exclusive interview

by:  Cory Brady

Benji Radach may face the toughest test in his mixed martial arts career on October 4th when he wages battle with Murilo “Ninja” Rua at CBS ElteXC Saturday Night Fights. While Benji is more known for explosive boxing and wrestling and Murilo is more known for his technical muay thai and crafty jiu-jitsu, one thing they are both known for is putting on exciting fights. After a lengthy layoff following his loss to Matt Horwich in the IFL late last year, Benji is hungry to return to action and put on an impressive performance that could possibly send him on the fast track to a title shot with EliteXC.

Pro MMA recently had the chance to catch up with Benji and talk with him for a bit about many things, including his upcoming battle with Ninja to the time he physically prevented an armed robbery attempt at a restaurant where he just happened to be eating. That’s right, Benji Radach is a real life hero. Check it out!

Pro MMA: Hey Benji Thanks for taking this time with us. We know you’re extremely busy in preparing for your upcoming fight with Ninja. How are you feeling physically right now?
Benji: Good man, everything’s healed up and coming together.  It’s been a little different this time because I’m working full time as well. I was kind of spoiled when I was training full time all last year. Considering I took the fight on five weeks notice and I was completely out of shape, I’m doing pretty good.

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