Second CBS-EliteXC installment provides solid card, new champions
STOCKTON, Calif. -- For the second time in two months, Elite XC found its way onto network TV with CBS Saturday Night Fights, headlined with a rematch from their first network TV broadcast.
Elite XC middleweight champion
Surprisingly both fighters started out cautious, stalking one another and gauging the distance with jabs and kicks. As the first round wore on, they began to trade shots with Lawler hurting Smith then Smith returning the favor with a combination followed by a high kick. The pair continued to swing for the fences as the round came to an exciting end.
The second round began the same way as the first ended with both fighters swinging and landing brutal shots before clinching up along the fence. Lawler began to bleed as he started to work over Smith with body shots and it paid off for him. Landing a series of knees to the body, Lawler smelled blood as he continued his barrage, dropping Smith and almost finishing the fight but Smith got back to his feet to only be dropped by knees once again, this time giving the fight a definitive finish at 2:35 of the second round.
The second round was much of the same as Diaz continued to punish Denny with combinations. He even started to taunt Denny before finally dropping him and finishing him off with strikes at forty seconds of the second round.
After months of waiting for his opportunity,
A women's bout opened the CBS broadcast with Chute Boxe fighter
The second round was much different as Cyborg unleashed a barrage of strikes that left Baszler stunned and scrambling to get the fight to the ground. Cyborg kept the fight on the feet and punished Baszler with vicious combinations, dropping her in a heap and started to celebrate her win, jumping on top of the cage to celebrate but the fight wasn't over yet. It only delayed the inevitable as Cyborg again charged in with a combination, dropping Baszler again and finally putting a stop to the fight at 2:48 of the second round.
Silva came out swinging to start the second, connecting with punches that stunned Eilers. He continued his onslaught of strikes, dropping Eilers and finishing the fight with strikes on the ground, only nineteen seconds into the second round to become the first ever Elite XC heavyweight champion.
Highly touted Brazilian fighter
Anthony Ruiz def. Jeromy Freitag by Unanimous Decision (29-28 on all three cards)