CBS and EliteXC on Wednesday announced that the next CBS-EliteXC
The event will begin with three live fights on Showtime (8:00-9:00 PT, ET/PT) including an EliteXC heavyweight championship match featuring
"One venue, two networks and seven exciting world class fights adds up to an entertaining and memorable mixed martial arts event in prime time," said
In a rematch of their exciting, controversial first fight on May 31 on CBS, Lawler, the EliteXC middleweight champion from St. Louis by way of Davenport, Iowa, will put his title on the line once again against hard-hitting challenger Smith of Elk Grove, Calif. Their last meeting, a fight that many called the fight of the night, ended in controversy when doctors called the fight after Smith caught an unintentional finger in the eye late in the third round. Smith claimed he was ready to continue, but the fight was stopped and declared a no contest.
In a second world title fight on CBS, two of the sports' most talented welterweights will collide when San Francisco's
The world title fights are scheduled for five, five-minute rounds.
Also on CBS, hometown favorite
The remaining primetime match-ups for the CBS-EliteXC Saturday Night Fights on July 26 will be announced at a later date. The Showtime match-ups also will be announced in the near future.
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