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Weigh-Ins "Heat" Up for EliteXC

Written by Tom Ngo
October 3rd, 2008
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All of the Fighters slated to be competing on tomorrow’s “EliteXC: Heat” event tipped the scales today at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida today, and by no means were these your typical weigh-ins. There were two separate scuffles, and female fighter Gina Carano had to get naked in order to make weight. There was certainly some “Heat” at these weigh-ins.

Carano has had difficulties making the required weight for her fights multiple times in the past, and was intent on not succumbing to the same humiliation once again. It took her three attempts to make the allotted 140 pounds (1 pound leeway). The first time she stepped on the scale it read 142.75, then she decided to disrobe and make a second attempt, which read 142.5. Carano was covered with towels from all angles, and was advised to give it a third attempt, as there may have been issues with the scale on her second attempt. Carano finally made the 141 pound max.

Moments later, reigning EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields and Paul Daley stood nose to nose, posing for their staredown. The bill on Daley’s hat seemed to hit Shields in the forehead as Daley was yelling obscenities at the champion. The two were forced to be separated by their respective camps as they continued to lunge for each other.

Later, headliners Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Ken Shamrock posed for pictures after they weighed in. Both fighters posed for the cameras in front of them, but when it was time for the staredown, Shamrock turned towards Kimbo, however Kimbo turned for the exit, refusing to look at Shamrock. The short-tempered Shamrock didn’t take too kindly to Kimbo’s actions and shoved him in the back.

“Don’t turn your back on me,” Shamrock repeatedly yelled at Kimbo as the two had to be separated.

This intense event will be airing at 9PM local time and is available only on CBS. If you are unable to watch the fights, no worries because 5thRound.com will be posting the results LIVE as they happen.

Preliminary Bouts:

Jorge Bouchat (159.5) vs. Nicolae Cury (161.25)*
David Gomez (138.75) vs. Brett Jackowski (138.75)
Lorenzo Borgomeo (170.25) vs. Mikey Gomez (170.25)
Seth Petruzelli (205.5) vs. Aaron Rosa (204.75)
Edson Berto (157.75) vs. Connor Heun (160.75)

Main Bouts:

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (148.5) vs. Yoko Takahashi (148.5) – Swing Bout
Benji Radach (185) vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua (185)
Kelly Kobold (141) vs. Gina Carano (141)**
Andrei Arlovski (240.75) vs. Roy Nelson (262.75)
Champ Jake Shields (169.75) vs. Paul Daley (170)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (234.5) vs. Ken Shamrock (206.5)

* Curry weighed 161.5 on his first attempt, then got down to 161.25. Bouchat accepted that weight, Curry will not be penalized.
**It took Carano three attempts to get down to the maximum allotted weight (142.75, 142.5, 141).

(Picture courtesy of Sherdog.com)

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