5 Oz. Exclusive: Reis vs. Quach not yet finalized

A report by the Brazilian website Tatame.com claiming that a bout has been booked by EliteXC between Wilson Reis and Bao Quach for the promotion’s 140 lbs. title may have been premature.

On Thursday, FiveOuncesOfPain.com spoke with one of Reis’ managers at North County Fight Club, Matt Stansell. Stansell confirmed that a bout with Quach has been offered by EliteXC and that Reis is ready to accept and is already training for the potential fight.

Despite Reis’ desire to move forward with the fight, an agreement from Quach has not yet been secured and there is some concern whether he will accept the proposed fight.

Quach earned a shot to compete for EliteXC’s 140 lbs. title following a unanimous decision victory over Mark Oshiro during ICON Sport’sHard Times” event in Honolulu last weekend. However, he may not immediately accept the title shot.

Quach has won nine consecutive fights and has a non-exclusive contract with EliteXC. Sources have indicated to Five Ounces of Pain that he has been approached by Affliction in regards to possibly appearing on its Oct. 11 “Day of Reckoning.” pay-per-view in Las Vegas. According to Stansell, EliteXC is looking to schedule the potential Reis vs. Quach title fight on one of four cards set to take place between Sept. 20 through Oct. 20.

As of Thursday there was no word whether Quach had accepted EliteXC’s or Affliction’s offer. On Friday afternoon, Five Ounces of Pain attempted to contact Quach’s trainer, Colin Oyama, for comment but a voicemail was not immediately returned.

4 COMMENTS
  • Brent says:

    If Quach goes to Affliction, and idea who they would match Reis up against?

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  • rugboy says:

    Bao was offered a fight with Mark Hominick for substantially more money. He is considering both offers since he really likes the way EliteXC has treated him. He and Colin are going to figure out what to do next week when Colin returns from cornering Rob Emerson at UFC.

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  • Brent says:

    Thanks for the insight rugboy!

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  • Sean says:

    Bao would be wise to take the EliteXC fight against Reis, even Affliction is offering more money to fight for them. Reason being, if he accepts the fight, it will most likely be on CBS and for the EliteXC Championship. The exposure alone from fighting on CBS will be worth it, add to that potentially winning another title and it makes it worth it in my opinion. He could probably get more sponsors (and make his current sponsors even happier) if he takes the opportunity to fight on national television. He should make sure its on CBS, if its not, the decision is a bit harder and I could see him signing with Affliction instead. Another reason for taking the bout with Reis now rather than later is that Reis showed his vulnerabilities in his fight with Bryan Caraway (his poor stand up) and Bao could have an easier bout now before Reis tones his stand up and gains more experience inside of a cage.

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