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Elite XC Primetime: Kimbo vs. Thompson - 6th Round Retro post-fight show

Eddie Mercado is joined by Fraser Coffeen to recap the historic Elite XC Primetime card that aired on CBS May 31, 2008. Complete with analysis and results for the entire card.

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On May 31, 2008 Elite XC broadcasted the very 1st ever MMA event on network television in the United States on CBS, as Kimbo Slice fought James Thompson (and ‘the ear’) in the main event. The card’s co-main saw Robbie Lawler in an epic middleweight title fight with Scott Smith, that was unfortunately called off prematurely due to an inadvertent eye poke, but the bout was still one for the ages none the less. Also on the main card, MMA pioneer Gina Carano earned a 2nd round TKO of Kaitlin Young, Joey Villasenor TKO’d Phil Baroni in the 1st, and Brett Rogers knocked out Jon Murphy in 61 seconds. Join Bloody Elbow’s own Fraser Coffeen and Eddie Mercado as we take a look back at this historic event!

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Elite XC Primetime Main Card on CBS:

Kimbo Slice def. James Thompson by TKO at :38 of round 3: Heavyweight

Robbie Lawler NC (Eye Poke) Scott Smith: Middleweight Title

Gina Carano def. Kaitlin Young by TKO (Doc Stoppage) at 3:00 of round 2: Catchweight of 140 lbs

Joey Villasenor def. Phil Baroni by TKO at 1:11 of round 1: Middleweight

Brett Rogers def. Jon Murphy by KO at 1:01 of round 1: Heavyweight

Preliminary Card:

Chris Liguori def. Jim Bova by TKO (Cut) at 4:31 of round 1: 160 lbs

Carlton Haselrig def. Carlos Moreno by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1: Heavyweight

Matt Makowski def. Nick Serra by DQ Referee Stoppage (Refusal to get up from butt scoot) at 3:57 of round 2: Lightweight

Wilson Reis def. Justin Robbins by Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:06 of round 1: 140 lbs

James Jones def. Calvin Kattar Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:49 of round 1: Bantamweight

Zach Makovsky def. André Soares by Unanimous Decision (29–28, 29–26, 29–26): Bantamweight

Joe Sampieri def. Mike Groves by TKO (punches) at 4:58 of round 1: Decision