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5 Oz. Exclusive: Carlton Haselrig to fight Joe McCall at May 31 EliteXC show

haselrig12.jpg has confirmed through multiple sources that former NFL All-Pro offensive lineman and six-time NCAA wrestling champ Carlton Haselrig will face “Cujo” Joe McCall during the undercard of EliteXC’s first-ever CBS show on May 31.

The match completes the seven-bout undercard.

Former Giants fullback Jarrod Bunch and former IFL heavyweight Bryan Vetell had been approached as opponents for Haselrig, however, both camps balked at finalizing an agreement over financial concerns.

The 42-year old Haselrig recently made his MMA debut on April 19 when he defeated another former IFL heavyweight, Shane Ott. Haselrig recorded a TKO victory over Ott at 4:09 of round 1 during a Battle Cage Xtreme card in Atlantic City, N.J.

McCall, 29, is 4-0 and is based in Ohio. According to a January article in the Canton Repository, he is also a correctional officer in addition to being a fighter.

The full 12-bout card for EliteXC “Primetime,” which is scheduled to take place in Newark, N.J. at the Prudential Center, is as follows:

Main Card:

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

Undercard (to be streamed on

Chris Liguori vs. Jim Bova
Carlton Haselrig vs. Joe McCall
Nick Serra vs. Matt Makowski
Wilson Reis vs. Justin Robbins
James “Binky” Jones vs. Calvin Kattar

Preliminary Bouts

Andre “Gigetto” Soares vs. Zach Makovsky
Mike Groves vs. Joe Sampieri