Binky Jones vs. Calvin Kattar latest fight to be added to EliteXC/CBS undercard

binky_profile.jpgA lightweight (155 lbs.) encounter between James “Binky” Jones and Calvin Kattar is the latest fight for the undercard of EliteXC’s debut CBS show on May 31 to be finalized.

A source first informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com of the news on Wednesday and we were able to confirm the news with Jones himself on Thursday evening.

Jones’ involvement with the show was first reported by the website FightTicker.com several weeks ago, however, his opponent wasn’t finalized until earlier this week.

Jones, a resident of the Baltimore area, has a substantial following in the Mid-Atlantic region and is a part of Team Ground Control and Team Rawdogg. Trained by John Rallo, Jones is 6-6 according to Sherdog.com’s fight finder. He’s currently on a two fight win streak and looked dominant in recent wins over Mark Getto during ShoXC’s Jan. 25 event and Al Buck during Ring of Combat 18 on March 7.

Both of Jones’ wins took place in Atlantic City and both ended by first round submissions via Kimura.

In addition to have fought for ShoXC and Ring of Combat, Jones has also competed for BodogFIGHT and was a draft finalist for the IFL during its tryouts in New York this past October.

Kattar, is 3-0 as a pro with all fights having been decided in the first round. The New Hampshire resident has a reputation for being a strong wrestler and a good brawler.

The current card for EliteXC “Primetime” on CBS is as follows:

Main Card:

  • Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson
  • Robbie Lalwer vs. Scott Smith for the EliteXC middleweight title
  • Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young
  • Phil Baroni vs. Joe Villasenor
  • Jon Murphy vs. Brett Rogers (swing bout, time permitting)

Undercard:

  • Nick Serra vs. Matt Makowski
  • Carlton Haselrig vs. TBA
  • Wilson Reis vs. Justin Robbins
  • James “Binky” Jones vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Chris Liguori vs. Jim Bova
  • Zach Makovsky vs. Andre Soares
  • Mike Groves vs. Joe Sampieri
4 COMMENTS
  • Gygax says:

    So will this fight be at the Unified Rules lightweight limit of 155 or EliteXC’s lightweight limit of 160? And if this fight occurs at 155, will Gary Shaw have the announcement that the fight is taking place at the “Junior” Lightweight class? KJ Noons after all is the EliteXC Lightweight Champion.

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    Binky said 155.

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  • Gygax says:

    Thanks Sam. I just find this weight class creation based on signed fighters a bit silly.

    No more ProElite postings?

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  • Shane getchell says:

    Calvin is a very underrated fighter with potential.binky should not underestimate his ability. Calvin should use thius fight as a breakout fight

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