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Press Release: Elite XC Add Another Fight To Lawler-Smith II

An 11th and final fight has been added to an already stacked EliteXC mixed martial arts card this Saturday at the Stockton Arena.

A fight at 160 pounds between David “Tarzan’’ Douglas (3-1) of Stockton, Calif., and Marlon Mathias (5-2) of Curitiba, Brazil, was announced during Thursday’s final press conference at the Stockton Arena by EliteXC Head of Fight Operations, Jeremy Lappen.

Known for his prowess as a striker, Douglas, who has won all three of his starts inside the distance, is coming off a third-round TKO (cuts) over Yusuke Ikinishi on May 12, 2007.

Mathias, who also is an excellent striker, has recorded several early knockout victories. A member of Brazil’s Chute Boxe Academy, he is making his first start since losing a three-round decision to Conor Heun on March 21, 2008.

“Ruthless’’ Robbie Lawler will defend his EliteXC middleweight title against Scott “Hands Of Steel’’ Smith in a highly anticipated awaited rematch in the main event of CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS this Saturday.

Tickets for the most significant sporting event in the recent history of Stockton start at $35 and can be purchased at the Stockton Arena Box Office (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday (noon-4 p.m.), by phone at (209) 373-1700 and (866) 373-7088 (toll free) or online at

The event is presented by Los Angeles-based ProElite, Inc.’s live fight division, EliteXC. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. PT. The first live fight is at 3:15.

Mixed martial arts fans arriving when the doors open will have the opportunity to meet Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano when they participate in a pre-fight autograph signing just prior to the opening bell. They will sign autographs inside The Stockton Arena from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15.

Other fights during a two-hour broadcast on the CBS Television Network (9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT): Jake Shields and Nick “The Goat’’ Thompson collide for the vacant EliteXC middleweight title, Nick Diaz faces Thomas “Wildman” Denny and Shayna “The Queen Of Spades’’ Baszler battles Cristiane Cyborg.

The Douglas-Mathias fight, scheduled for three, 5-minute rounds, will serve as a “swing” bout, meaning it could be shown, time permitting, during the CBS broadcast. If not, it will be non-televised and take place after the main event.

Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva and Justin Eilers will clash for the vacant EliteXC heavyweight title in the main event of the one-hour SHOWTIME telecast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In other SHOWTIME fights, Rafael Feijao faces Travais Galbraith and Wilson Reis collides with Bryan Caraway.