Elite Xtreme Combat: "Destiny"

Official Results \ Recap \ Photos



February 10, 2007

DeSoto Civic Center

Southaven, Mississippi


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)

JavierShowtimeVazquez 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 CabbageCorreira


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

Carano Wins First Women’s Bout Aired

On Premium Television


- Photos taken by Tom Casino (EliteXC) and courtesy of EliteXC:


(SOUTHAVEN, MS) – In the historic first EliteXC MMA event ever shown live on

premium television, Renzo Gracie and Frank Shamrock capped an exciting

night of fights at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Miss. Female MMA star

Gina Carano demonstrated her prowess and mixed skills as she registered a

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.”


“I was telling him I was going to stand up and knock him out,” said a stunned

Shamrock after the bout. “I think he started to believe it and I just quit."

“I am old school and I came here to fight. I apologize to the fans for this finish. I’ll fight

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, AntonioBig FootSilva, who weighed in at 298 pounds on Friday, used his

enormous and surprisingly swift hands to overwhelm a very tough and hard-headed WesleyCabbage

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 “SmokinJoe Villasenor handed DavidThe 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.


Carano dominated the match behind a skillful jab and a powerful right hand to earn a

unanimous decision. Kedzie, a former Hook N’ Shoot champion, absorbed several

punishing blows in each round and was unable to get control on the ground. Kedzie

showed incredible resiliency throughout the bout and grace in defeat.


“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.”

After a bout that drew a standing ovation and found the fighters center ring embraced

in a salute to one another, Carano was asked about the impact of this match on the

future of the sport.


“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 CharlesKrazy 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.


Bennett celebrated his victory with his patented back flip off the top of the cage into the center of

the ring.


“Victory and humility go hand and hand,” said the showman Bennett facetiously. “I faked him

(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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- Press Release issued by ProElite\Showtime with a little editing from us (color, etc...)