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You’ll find the quick results below followed by live round-by-round coverage.
EliteXC Quick Results:
Seth Petruzelli defeats Kimbo Slice via TKO in round one.
Jake Shields defeats Paul Daley via submission (armbar) at 3:47 of round two.
Andrei Arlovski defeats Roy Nelson via knockout at 3:15 of round two
Gina Carano defeats Kelly Kobald via unanimous decision.
Benji Radach defeats Murilo “Ninja” Rua via knockout at 2:31 of round two
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos defeats Yoko Takahashi via unanimous decision
Conor Huen defeats James Edson Berto via technical knockout at 2:18 of round two
Mickey Gomez defeats Lorenzo Borgomeo via submission (armbar) at 4:06 of round two
Bryan Hamade defeats David Gomez via submission (guillotine) at 2:03 of round one
Nicolae Curry defeats Jorge Boechat via submission in round one
EliteXC: “Heat” live round-by-round Coverage:
Fight #5: Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli
First Round: Kimbo comes out strong and and eats a huge punch from Petruzelli. Kimbo goes down! Petruzelli is all over him! This fight is over.
Fight #4: Elite XC Welterweight Champion Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley
First Round: The two men come out to a brief feeling out period. Shields shoots and is stuffed. He also eat a nice right on the sway in. The two men continue to exchange pot shots at center cage. Nice uppercut by Daley. Shields get a takedown. And is working hard and has Daley mounted! Daley is defending well though. Shields isn’t landing anything significant so far but continues to pepper Daley with pot shots. Now shields has the hooks in and Daley is in a really compromised position. He’s flattened out. Now Shields is landing some nice elbows. Daley has no answer for Shields. He’s being overwhelmed by Shields superior ground skills. Shields going for an armbar! Now Daley is on top! He’s landing some big punches and elbows. Round ends. I’d have to give that one to Shields 10-9.
Second Round: Big shot by Daley coming out of the gate. Now a huge left hook and Shields takes it to the ground. He goes for a heal hook and the two men are back on the feet. Daley lands another big left. Shields looks tired. He goes for takedown but Daley’s defending well. Shields gets the takedown finally and mounts. Shields doesn’t appear to have much of a ground and pound. He’s not hurting Shields with any of his shots from the top. Now Daley smiles at him from the bottom of the mount. He doesn’t look hurt at all. Shields is active in trying to work his position and look for subs. Now Shields gets the armbar! It’s over! Daley taps. Good effort from Daley. He’d be a beast if he worked on his ground game.
Result: Jake Shields defeats Paul Daley at 3:47 of round 2 by submission (armbar)
Fight #3: Andre “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson
First Round: The two men come out and get right into the clench clench. Arlovski takes Nelson down and is immediately reversed. Nelson is landing some nice shots from top position. He’s working submissions and controlling Arlovski from the side position. Now the two are stood up and Arlovski finishes the round with some nice shots. I’d give that one to Arlovski 10-9.
Second Round: Nelson lands a nice left coming out and goes right into the clench. Now Arlovski lands some big blows. Nelson looks tired. He goes for the clinch and takes a big knee! Nelson is wobbley.
Result: Andrei Arlovski defeats Roy Nelson via knockout at 3:15 of round two
Fight #2: Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobald:
First round: Big exchange right off the bat. Right to the clinch. Gina’s against the cage. Kobald wants to take it to the ground. Gina is defending. Kobald takes a leg, but gina backs out. Kobald lands a combo, but Gina is right back in her face with three or four harder shots. Knees from Gina now out of a Thai clinch. Kobald again is looking for the takedown. Foot stomps from Kobald. She tries to pick Gina up to slam her, but Gina isn’t having any of it. They separate and Kobald is bleeding bad. The round ends with Gina throwing a one two combo. Close round. We’ll give it to Gina because of the damage.
Second Round: Second round: High kick from Gina to start the round. Kobald eats it and circles. Gina is stalking and lands a big overhand right. Another Thai clinch and Gina lands some more shots from there. Kobald is breathing heavily now as they’re clinched on the cage. Headlock from Kobald. Gina pushes out and lands another punch. Now Kobald lands a punch and a knee. Gina is stalking and misses on a big overhand right. Gina is jabbing now and kicking. She’s picking Kobald apart. But Kobald is game. Kobald charges and eats a knee. Kobald charges again and gets Gina to the mat. She’s working the ground and pound as the round ends. Gina 10-9.
Third Round: Clinch right off the bat, and Kobald is looking for the takedown. She has a leg, but Gina is defending. Now she has both legs and drives Gina to the fence. More foot stomps from Kobald. Kobald is working tirelessly for the takedown, but can’t get it. The ref separates them and Gina lands a few shots. Kobald stays on the attack though, and charges Gina to the cage again. Kobald has a leg again, but Gina gets a standing arm triangle. Kobald falls to the mat and the hold is released. Back on the feet and Gina lands a straight kick to the face and follows it up with three big head kicks. The round ends right after. This is Gina’s fight. Kobald was a very game competitor though. Very good action packed fight for the most part.
Fight #1: Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Benji Radach
First Round: Gloves touch. They circle for a bit, and Radach throws the first shot. He charges and has Ninja in trouble. Ninja answers and Radach slips. He’s up and now they’re in the center trading shots. Radach attacks and has Ninja agasint the cage now landing big shots. Radach slips again, but gets right up. Ninja lands a big right, and both guys hit the mat. Radach works back to his feet and they’re clinched now against the cage. Ninja looks for the single, but Radach sprawls lazily. Big knee from Ninja now, and they hit the mat again. Radach is looking to take his back, but Ninja spins and gets half guard. Now to full guard. Radach is looking to pass, but Ninja tries for a leg lock. Radach shakes his head no to confirm he’s ok. He’s back in Ninja’s half guard now, and Ninja looks for a guillotine for a second but releases it. Another leg lock attempt from Ninja. Radach tries to stand, but Ninja leans on him and holds him down. The bell rings with Ninja looking for a choke. Close round, could go either way. First half went to Radach, second half to Ninja. We’ll give it to Radach 10-9.
Second Round: Leg kick from Ninja to open round two. Ninja is on the attack early. Nice knee to Radach’s body. Ninja is stalking and eats a big right hand. Radach is back pedaling and Ninja is still stalking. Nice left hand from Radach, but Ninja isn’t hurt. Leg kick from Ninja. Another. Ninja is really pushing the pace here. Radach is steadily backing up. Ninja looks for a single leg takedown, but Radach defends. Jab from Radach. Ninja is bleeding from his eye now. Nice left from Radach and Ninja goes down. Radach pounces and lands two huge right hands!!! Ninja is out! Benji Radach just knocked out Ninja Rua. Ninja was pushing the pace nicely in that round, and Radach looked really tired, but he picked a nice spot to counter and Ninja went down. Good fight to start the CBS telecast.
Result: Benji Radach defeats Murilo “Ninja” Rua via knockout at 2:31 of round two