Elite Xtreme Combat, also known as EliteXC, is a U.S.-based
mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and is the second biggest
of its kind in the world, the first being the UFC. It was
founded as a partnership between Showtime Networks Inc. and
ProElite, Inc. and officially announced on December 14, 2006.
It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
The partnership to form EliteXC was announced on November 13th, 2006.
The first major event occurred February 10, 2007 at the DeSoto Civic Center
in Southaven, Mississippi. Fighters Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie
fought in the main event.
On February 27, 2008, it was reported that EliteXC had reached an
agreement with CBS to broadcast EliteXC shows on prime time. If
successful, it is thought that CBS will broadcast EliteXC specials
every other month on Saturday nights.CBS aired EliteXC: Primetime
on May 31st, 2008 making EliteXC the first primetime MMA program on
American network television.
Middleweight Bout: Flag of the United States Benji Radach vs. Flag of Brazil Murilo Rua
Women's Bout: Flag of the United States Gina Carano vs. Flag of the United States Kelly Kobald
Heavyweight Bout: Flag of Belarus Andrei Arlovski vs. Flag of the United States Roy Nelson
Welterweight Title Bout: Flag of the United States Jake Shields vs. Flag of England Paul Daley
Heavyweight Bout: Flag of the United States Kimbo Slice vs. Flag of the United States Seth Petruzelli