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Exclusive: Jim Bova signs multi-fight contract with EliteXC; scheduled to debut vs. Chris Liguori during EliteXC/CBS undercard

m_480008a4211b9355e1a84cad64a3a709.jpgA 160 pound encounter between Chris Liguori and Jim Bova is the latest fight to be added to the undercard of EliteXC’s first-ever show on CBS scheduled for May 31 in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center.

MMAjunkie.com was the first site to report Liguori’s inclusion on the card, and FiveOuncesOfPain.com later confirmed the news through its sources as well.

On Tuesday afternoon, a source close to Bova’s camp informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the 26-year old fighter has signed a multi-fight contract with EliteXC and that his first fight is slated to be against Liguori.

Bova trains out of the Anthracite Combat Club in Minersville, PA, a fight gym in which fellow pro fighters Jon Murphy, Shane Ott, and Diego Jimenez are all also affiliated with.

After going 7-1 as an amateur, Bova has began his pro career with an undefeated 3-0 record. He made his professional debut at Battle Cage Xtreme 1 on May 12 of last year, defeating Joe Andujar via TKO at 3:22 of round 2. He improved to 2-0 after submitting Steve DeAngelis at 0:36 of round 2 during Extreme Challenge 78 in June.

His most recent fight took place last October for Combat in the Cage, where he won the promotion’s lightweight title after submitting Mark Getto with a rear naked choke at 3:59 of round 1.

For the past seven months, Bova has also been featured in our MMA Prospects section. He was also a finalist for the IFL’s draft tryouts in New York that were conducted last October.

5 COMMENTS
  • Evan says:

    You could server 15 people off that belt.

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  • Kimbo Slice O' Pizza says:

    If I’m not mistaken, I heard Jon Murphy is now training out of the Daddis Fight Camps in Philly. Sam, could you confirm?

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  • Looks exactly like Ric Flair’s NWA World Title belt. Wow.

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    Yes, Jon has been getting some work in at Daddis’ place in Philly.

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  • Brent says:

    That’s great – Brad and his instructors will bring out the best in Jon.

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