EliteXC issued a press released Wednesday afternoon to announce that the next installment of “Saturday Night Fights” on CBS will be taking place on Saturday, July 26, in Stockton, Calif. at the Stockton Arena.
The CBS telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET and is scheduled to last two hours in duration. Premium cable network SHOWTIME, a sibling company of CBS’, will be televising a one-hour lead-in of undercard fights starting at 8 p.m. ET.
The release revealed that there will be three title fights on the show. Confirmed is a fight for the vacant EliteXC heavyweight title between Antonio Silva and a fighter that has yet to be announced. Silva’s fight will anchor the SHOWTIME portion of the show.
The main event for “Saturday Night Fights” is a rematch between EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler taking on challenger Scott Smith.
It has also been confirmed that Jake Shields will be competing for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title against former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion Nick Thompson.
The third full matchup confirmed in the release is a lightweight (160 pounds) clash between Nick Diaz of Stockton against King of the Cage veteran Thomas “Wildman” Denny.
While not mentioned in the release, officials from EliteXC have indicated in previous interviews that featherweight Wilson Reis and female fighter Shayna Baszler could be featured either on the CBS card or the SHOWTIME card.