In an official press release sent out Tuesday afternoon to formally announce the signing of former BodogFIGHT champion Eddie Alvarez, EliteXC also confirmed that Sam Morgan, season two veteran of The Ultimate Fighter, will fight Paul Daley in a co-feature bout to be televised on Showtime during the next ShoXC telecast scheduled for January 25 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Alvarez’s opponent was confirmed as Hawaiian Ross “Da Boss” Ebanez, who last competed for EliteXC during the promotion’s first-ever card last February in Southaven, Miss. Ebanez lost to Mike Pyle due to a rear naked choke in the first round but is undefeated in his three fights since then (two wins and one no contest).
Other televised matches include a female match between Tonya Evinger and Julie Kedzie; a middleweight match between Ross “Kala Kolohe” Hose and French-Savate expert Frederic Belleton; and a fight between Bobby McMaster and Bao Quach that will be contested at 150 lbs.
The non-televised undercard includes scheduled bouts between Zach Makovsky vs. Wilson Reis (140 lbs.); James “Binky” Jones vs. Mark Getto (150 lbs.); Sergio Vinagre vs. Brett Linebarger (170 lbs.); Matt Makowski vs. Joe Shilling (170 lbs.); and Doug Gordon vs. TBD (170 lbs.).