April 26th is the date for EliteXC’s first event on CBS

Written by Tim Ngo
March 6th, 2008

The big news this past week wasn’t the UFC’s announcement that Bud Light would be the official beer sponsor of both the UFC and WEC. It was ProElite’s announcement that CBS has agreed to a multi-year deal to air EliteXC MMA events on the major network for the first time in history.

ProElite President Gary Shaw was interviewed on the radio yesterday where he said that it looks like the first EliteXC event that will be broadcast on CBS will take place on April 26th with Kimbo Slice headlining the event.

No opponent has been named but Ken Shamrock has been a named linked to Slice’s even before he dispatched “Tank” Abbott in the first round. As far as a possible location, Slice did say that EliteXC was looking to host an event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

There is no question that Slice is the biggest draw that EliteXC has under their banner, but there are some other talented fighters that they will probably be putting on display as well. We know for sure that Jake Shields won’t be able to participate on the first EliteXC event on CBS because he’ll be fighting on March 29th against Drew Fickett for the EliteXC Welterweight title at the Strikeforce event.

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