Reis vs. Quach for 140 lbs. title to take place Sept. 20

Los Angeles-based Elite Xtreme Combat will introduce its 140 lbs. title on Sept. 20 in Albuquerque, N.M. at “The Pit” when Wilson Reis and Bao Quach face each other for the vacant championship.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com spoke with EliteXC officials earlier in the week about the possibility of the matchup being finalized by week’s end. EliteXC has yet to officially announce the match but Reis informed his no Gi jiu-jitsu class at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United in Jenkintown, PA on Thursday night that the fight had been finalized earlier in the day.

Reis improved his record to 5-0 following a unanimous decision victory over Bryan Caraway during the SHOWTIME portion of EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” on July 26. The 23-year renowned jiu-jitsu black belt is considered one of the top competitive grapplers in the world.

He’ll be facing an opponent in Quach, who improved his winning streak to nine following his unanimous decision victory against Mark Oshiro during ICON Sport’sHard Times” event on August 2. Originally known for being primarily a ground fighter, Quach’s standup has become highly respected under the tutelage of Colin Oyama.

EliteXC’s “Showdown” on Sept. 20 will be broadcast on SHOWTIME and is also expected to feature Joey Villasenor, Dave Herman, and Cristiane Cyborg against opponents yet to be determined. Five Ounces of Pain also broke the news on Tuesday that Paul Daley will be in action on the show in a bout against undefeated Team Tiger Schulmann welterweight prospect Lyman Good.

8 COMMENTS
  • Jesse says:

    Killer!

    This will be a serious test for Wilson, but we all know he’s capable of getting the job done. All the crew at DFC will be pulling for you Wilson!

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  • sprewell rimz says:

    the show is supposed to be called “Showdown at The Pit” and Cyborg is fighting on October 4th, not this show.

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  • J says:

    Bao will be able to handle Reis on the feet but if it goes to the ground, Reis has an obvious advantage. The difference will be in their wrestling ability. I know Bao has excellent wrestling pedigree and coaches. Great fight in the makings.

    West Coast v. East Coast!!

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  • [...] Reis and Quach will fight for Elite’s Bantamweight 140lb title on the sep 20th show here the link. Reis vs. Quach for 140 lbs. title to take place Sept. 20 :Five Ounces of Pain I think Quach ups his streak to 10 in a row in this one. I agree. Reis has phenomenal ground [...]

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  • ekc says:

    awesome fight!!!! cant wait!

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  • Patrick says:

    Classic match up, Reis with the ground advantage, Quach with the striking advantage. After seeing their last few fights I lean towards Quach winning, but Reis is a guy you can’t necessarily ever count out.

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  • Beef says:

    Interesting fight, but why is EXC going with all these “new” weight classes? When I first read the title, I thought that Wilson was fighting a woman in a fight to determine Gina Carano’s next opponent…

    I’m kidding, of course, but you get my point.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_martial_arts_weight_classes#Weight_classes_under_the_Unified_Rules

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  • Shawn says:

    You know wilson wants that belt around his waist. And it be nice to have another Belt added to the school so soon after jackson.

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