Elite Xtreme Combat: "Destiny"
Official Results \ Recap \ Photos
February 10, 2007
DeSoto Civic Center
Fight 1 - Heavyweight Bout (3x5)
Tim "Big Perm" Persey wins by knockout at 1:33 of the first round over Bo Cantrell
Fight 2 - Welterweight Bout (3x5)
Mike Pyle wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:55 of the first round over Ross Ebanez
Fight 3 - Lightweight Bout (3x5)
Javier “Showtime” Vazquez wins a split decision over Adriano Nasal - Judges scored the bout 29-28
Vazquez, 29-27 Nasal, 29-28 Vazquez.
Fight 4 - Lightweight Bout (3x5)
Edson Berto wins by knockout at 2:27 of the second round over John Shackelford
Fight 5 - Middleweight Bout (3x5)
Riki Fukuda wins by submission (strikes) at 1:18 of the first round over Chris Gates
Fight 6 - Lightweight Bout (3x5)
Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett wins by knockout at 3:43 of the first round over KJ Noons
Fight 7 - Women Bout (3x3)
Gina Carano wins a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) over Julie Kedzie
Fight 8 - Middleweight Bout (3x5)
Joey Villasenor wins a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) over David Loiseau
Fight 9 - Heavyweight Bout (3x5)
Antonio Silva wins by TKO (strikes) at 3:29 of the first round over Welsey “Cabbage” Correira
Fight 10 - Middleweight Bout (3x5)
Renzo Gracie wins by DQ (intentional knees to the head) at 2:00 of the 2nd rd over Frank Shamrock
Gracie Beats Shamrock By DQ
In EliteXC Debut On SHOWTIME
On Premium Television
- Photos taken by Tom Casino (EliteXC) and courtesy of EliteXC:
crowd pleasing win over Julie Kedzie. A capacity crowd of 7,200 and many more watching from coast to
coast on SHOWTIME witnessed the newest phenomenon in professional sports.
In the anticipated main event, legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Renzo Gracie won his bout with pioneer
Frank Shamrock when Shamrock was disqualified (DQ) in the second round for illegal knees to the head.
Gracie, who took Shamrock down early and often, was in control from the outset.
In the second, Gracie used a leg sweep to drop Shamrock for a second time in the round and almost had
his opponent in full mount.
From side control, Gracie was working for submission when Shamrock curled his back and delivered
consecutive blows to the back of the head. Veteran referee Herb Dean, after warning Shamrock, broke the
fighters and Gracie reeled in pain.
After five minutes of recovery time, Gracie could not continue and Dean determined it was intentional.
“Tonight was ‘Destiny’ and the destiny of the Shamrock and Gracie families’ continues,” said President of
Live Events for EliteXC, Gary Shaw. “It was a great night of fights on SHOWTIME and we look forward to our
next fight in our series of events together.”
him again, anytime. I will fight any of the Gracies.’’
After Gracie was escorted out of the cage, his cousin Caesar addressed the audience: “These aren’t bar
fights. We have rules to protect these fighters. They are professionals. You can’t knee to the head in the
United States and that’s that.”
“Anyone that knows the heart and will of the Gracie family knows that he had to have suffered some serious
damage,” said SHOWTIME play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo. “This is not settled. These two warriors
will do it again.”
In a super heavyweight bout, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, who weighed in at 298 pounds on Friday, used his
enormous and surprisingly swift hands to overwhelm a very tough and hard-headed Wesley “Cabbage”
Correira by first round TKO.
Silva, fighting out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, delivered a high knee to the head that rocked “Cabbage” midway
through the first. “Cabbage” went down and the big Brazilian jumped on him reigning blows to the head. The
referee stopped the fight due to blows at 3:49 of the first.
Veteran “Smokin” Joe Villasenor handed David “The Crow” Loiseau his third straight loss with a
decisive, unanimous decision in their middleweight contest. Villasenor displayed improved striking skills and
quality defense through the match, but it was his clinching and repeated slams that depleted Loiseau. The
fighters spent nearly half of the match that ended in a unanimous decision, on the ground.
In another historic first for MMA on television, pro fighters Gina Carano and Julie Kedzie met in the cage
to engage in three exciting rounds in the first women’s MMA fight ever televised in North America.
“You know, I read a lot of criticism of Gina on the Internet,” said Kedzie after the bout. “Let me tell you
something. Gina is one of the toughest fighters out there.”
Shaw said, “Gina fought like a true champion and all of us at EliteXC are proud to have her as part of our
family and we look forward to featuring her in the future.”
“I don’t know, let’s ask them,” she said, addressing the adoring crowd. “You guys want to see some more
of this again? Yeah. I just want to say to all women, live your dream. Don’t let anyone tell you, ‘No’.”
Kedzie added, “I think I showed that women fighters are here to stay and we’re going to be around for along
In the opening bout of the night, lightweight street fighter Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett knocked out
previously undefeated K.J. Noons in the first round.
Noons, the favorite coming in, is relatively new to MMA and holds great promise as a well-rounded fighter.
However, the unpredictable and dangerous Bennett packs dynamite in his fists and fire in his eyes. He
caught the 24-year old Noons with a devastating right hook to the jaw. With Noons on the mat clearly dazed,
Bennett jumped on him and landed an additional punch to the head before the referee waved it off at 3:43; a
startling upset first-round KO.
(with the body shot). Then I dropped him. Oh, I knew I was going to knock him out. I ate a couple of his
punches, but I have a hard head.”
The executive producer of the SHOWTIME telecast was David Dinkins, Jr. with eight-time Emmy Award
winner John Faratzis directing. MMA veteran play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo called the action
cageside with Bill Goldberg and Jay Glazer serving as color analysts.
This continues a partnership of ProElite Inc. and Showtime Networks; the premium television network which
recently invested in the MMA company.
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