A female MMA bout between Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young is expected to be added to the card for EliteXC’s first show on CBS, FiveOuncesOfPain.com (www.FiveOuncesOfPain.com) has learned exclusively through sources.
EliteXC’s debut show on CBS is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Carano, 5-0, last competed on September 15 during EliteXC: Uprising in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she recorded the first submission victory of her career when she tapped out Tonya Evinger with a rear naked choke at just 2:53 of round 1. She has undergone an extended layoff from fighting due in large part to her involvement in NBC’s hit television show “American Gladiators.”
She will have her work cut out for her in her return bout aginst Young, who made national headlines after winning an eight-woman, single night tournament last November during a HOOKnSHOOT that was sponsored by BodogFIGHT. Young won each of her fights in dominant fashion, recording three first round knockouts inside of one minute.
Young last competed on February 1 on the undercard of a BodogFIGHT sponsored show that was headlined by Nick Thompson vs. John Troyer. She suffered the first professional loss of her career after submitting to Sara Schneider due to armbar at 0:35 of round 2.
EliteXC’s first show on CBS will be headlined by Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. an unnamed opponent. Other bouts scheduled include EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith; Phil Baroni vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua; and a swing bout featuring heavyweight prospects Jon Murphy vs. Brett Rogers.