Monday, May 19, 2008

ShoXC headed to San Diego June 27

Originally Posted by Staff on May 16, 2008 at 8:41 pm ET

Elite Xtreme Combat will host a "ShoXC" event on June 27 during an outdoor show at the Sycuan Casino & Resort in San Diego.

The event features the promotional debut of highly touted Judoka Hector Lombard (15-2-1), a bout between Cyrille Diabate (11-6-1) and Jaime Fletcher (6-3), and a King of the Cage title fight between middleweight champ Keith Berry (6-2) and Reggie Orr (5-5-1).

The event airs on Showtime.

ShoXC, which is modeled after Showtime's popular "ShoBox" event series, features some of EliteXC's most promising prospects.

For the first time ever, EliteXC will showcase a title fight from one its sister organizations: King of the Cage. EliteXC's parent company purchased KOTC in September 2007.

"We've never done a King of the Cage title fight (at a ShoXC event), but they're part of the ProElite family, so we had no problem putting on the fight," EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw told ( "Plus, it's just a really intriguing match-up that we're really excited about."

Also on the card is Debi Purcell (4-1). She was originally slated to fight Carina Damm, but as reported earlier today, the Brazilian recently tested positive for a banned substance and was issued a one-year suspension by the California State Athletic Commission.

"Debi could end up facing an even tougher opponent," Shaw said.

The latest confirmed card includes:

Cyrille Diabate vs. Jaime Fletcher
Hector Lombard vs. TBA
Champ Keith Barry vs. Reggie Orr (for KOTC middleweight title)
Fabricio Camoes vs. TBA
Debi Purcell vs. TBA



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