A bout for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title featuring Jake Shields and Nick Thompson has been added to CBS’ Saturday Night Fights on July 26, according to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports.
Shields is 3-0 in three career bouts with EliteXC with wins over Ido Pariente at K-1 HERO’s USA Dynamite! show last June; Renato “Charuto” Verissimo during EliteXC: Uprising last September; and Mike Pyle at EliteXC: Renegade this past November.
He is 20-4-1 lifetime with notable victories outside of EliteXC against Yushin Okami, Dave Menne, Hayato Sakurai, and Carlos Condit.
The Minnesota-based Thompson is a former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion, a title he won from Eddie Alvarez at BodogFIGHT “Clash of the Nations” in April of 2007. He is currently on a 12 fight win streak with his two most recent wins coming for World Victory Road’s Sengoku promotion. In addition to his win over Alvarez, Thompson’s other notable victories have come against Chris Wilson, Josh Neer, and Brian Gassaway.
The second airing of CBS’ Saturday Night Fights, titled “Unfinished Business,” is scheduled to be headlined by a rematch for the EliteXC middleweight title between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Scott Smith.