A middleweight matchup between undefeated submission specialist Giva Santana and former King of the Cage heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Jaime Jara has been signed to complete the lineup for EliteXC’s next ShoXC card to be televised on SHOWTIME on Sept. 26.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the news with EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw on Monday afternoon.
Santana, nicknamed “The Arm Collector” due to his penchant for tapping out his opposition with armbars, improved his MMA record to 11-0 following his submission victory over Matt Lucas at 1:49 of round 1 during April’s ShoXC event.
For Jara, the event will mark his return to ShoXC, thanks in large part to his current three fight win streak outside of the promotion. The 39-year old is 1-1 lifetime in ShoXC having defeated Jeremiah Metcalf in his debut in July of 2007 followed by a defeat against Seth Kleinbeck in August of 2007.
The Sept. 26 event will emanate from the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. and will be headlined by Wilson Reis taking on King of the Cage bantamweight (135 lbs.) champion Abel Cullum for EliteXC’s vacant bantamweight (140 lbs.).
Other scheduled televised bouts include Malaipet vs. David “Tarzan” Douglas, Matt Makowski vs. Erik Apple, and Shane Del Rosario vs. Carl Seumantafa.
(Pictured: Giva Santana)