NBCSports.com is reporting that Gina Carano will face Kelly Kobold-Gavin in her October 4th return to EliteXC. It was announced during the last EliteXC on CBS promotion that Carano would be back on CBS’ next “Saturday Night Fights” event, but an opponent was to be determined. According to the report, the fight has not yet been signed but should be announced very shortly.
In the first “Saturday Night Fights” event on CBS, Carano was one of the stars who helped EliteXC achieve the 6.5 million viewer mark, however the absence of both Carano and EliteXC superstar Kimbo Slice was felt during the second CBS show as the ratings dropped by 40%.
An opponent for Slice has not been decided yet, but an announcement is expected shortly as the list has been shortened according to a recent Sherdog report.