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Ken Shamrock injured himself with a cut in the eyelid during practice. Kimbo had to fight another fighter.
Post-fight Interview - Seth Petruzelli
Aside from Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano, what else does EliteXC has to offer to MMA Prime Time? Fans and critics are worried that the Saturday Fight Night might turn out to be a step back for the sport.
Dana White rails against EliteXC presentation on CBS.
Fox news declares EliteXC and Kimbo big disappointments.
ESPN says Kimbo has no business being in the cage.
The match was a methodical standup battle, which delivered at times and at times tested the crowd’s patience. Lawler took the first round, connecting with solid body kicks after a slow start. Opinion was split on press row over the winner of round two, as Lawler dictated the pace and controlled the cage, but Smith did more damage, including several solid standing elbows near the end. The action heated up midway through the third when the fight was halted. Smith caught an accidental finger in the eye, as Lawler was looking to maintain his distance. The fight was stopped after a rest period. Smith insisted he could continue, but the doctor advised stopping the match. Crowd was not happy with the outcome.
Kimbo came out victorious but sure showed he has a long way to go before he can be considered a real heavyweight threat. Kimbo struggled through much of the first round, getting put onto the mat several times, but demonstrated some skill in getting back to his feet. Kimbo wobbled Thompson with a couple uppercuts in the second, but later found himself on the wrong end of a series of elbows on the ground. In the third, Kimbo connected on a home run of a punch that cut Thompson open. Kimbo made his first punch of the third round count, a wild haymaker that opened a horrible cut on Thompson’s left ear. He then followed up with a punishing exchange. The crowd was not happy the fight was stopped, but Thompson was wobbling and was clearly a punch or two away from being put out.
Brett Rogers tells Kimbo he saw him tap. Kimbo gets up and wants a fight. Big commotion on stage, in front of media. Way to go on prime time Elite XC.
Dan Miragliotta defends his decision.
Elite XC has invested much of its marketing on the undefeated Carano, and she delivered when it counted, as Carano and Young put on the fight of the night thus far. Round one was close, but Young, who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy with the likes of Brock Lesnar and Sean Sherk, initiated most of the action and looked stronger at the end after scoring a late takedown. In the second, though, Extreme Couture’s Carano relied on her Muay Thai, mixing up her strikes and flooring her opponent with a push kick. Young barely fended off a rear naked choke at the end of the round. Young’s right eye was swollen shut after the round, leading the doctor to call the fight.