Ninja-Villasenor Fight Off Friday's Elite XC Show


The following is breaking news from Dave Meltzer's website:

Murilo “Ninja” Rua, who was scheduled to face Joey Villansenor in the semi-main event to create the first Elite XC middleweight champion, is off Friday night's show in San Jose.

Rua failed his California State Athletic Commission physical and the title match has been canceled.

It was one of two title matches, the other being Frank Shamrock vs. Phil Baroni for the Strike force middleweight title, on the show billed as “Judgment Day” on the Showtime/EXC/Strike Force joint production.

They are attempting to line up a new opponent for Villasenor for Friday's show.

That was the one fight I wanted to see most under the Baroni-Shamrock header. Damn.



Lando Vannata

Lando Vannata: ‘I’m Confident The Knockout Will Come’ Against David Teymur

Lando Vannata is just 12 days away from sharing the Octagon with David Teymur. "Groovy" will be making his third appearance in the Ultimate Fighting...
Thiago Santos

Thiago Santos Doesn’t Feel Fight With Jack Marshman Was Stopped Early

Thiago Santos certainly isn't one of those complaining of an early stoppage at last night's (Feb. 19) UFC Fight Night event in Halifax. Santos took...
Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos on Fabricio Werdum’s Trash Talk: ‘What is This Guy Thinking?’

Junior dos Santos doesn't know what to make of Fabricio Werdum's verbal attacks. The two former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holders fought once...
Liam McGeary

Liam McGeary Meets Vladimir Filipovic at Bellator 173 With Chris Fields Injured

Liam McGeary has a new opponent for Bellator 173. This Friday night (Feb. 24), Bellator 173 will take place inside the SSE Arena in Belfast,...
Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg: I Never Hated Ronda Rousey

Cris Cyborg is putting her feud with Ronda Rousey behind her. A dream match-up between Cyborg and Rousey isn't likely to come to fruition. Even...