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Gary Shaw announces new weight classes during EliteXC conference call

EliteXC held a conference call for the media on Wednesday afternoon to promote their next card on Nov. 10 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The card is scheduled to be televsed by Showtime at 10 p.m. ET.

Available on the call were EliteXC live events president Gary Shaw, recent heavyweight acquisition Kimbo Slice, Jake Shields, and K.J. Noons. Nick Diaz was advertised for the call but was not available.

There were several items of note revealed during the call, including Shaw announcing a clear definition of the fight promotion’s weight classes. The promotion will officially have divisions at 140 lbs., 150 lbs., 160 lbs., 170 lbs., 185 lbs., light heavyweight (186-205), heavyweight (206-265), and a super heavyweight (265-plus). EliteXC’s 160 lbs. division will be referred to as its lightweight division.

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