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Report: Fickett out due to injury; 5 other bouts announced for EliteXC’s June 14th show

MMA Weekly is reporting that Drew Fickett has had to pull out of his June 14 welterweight title fight with Jake Shields due to a knee injury.

The news comes from EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw who was a recent guest on MMA Weekly radio.

From MMA Weekly:

“Obviously the back injury happened (to Shields) and the easiest thing to do was move him to Hawaii to fight Drew,” said Shaw in the interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “Unfortunately since then Drew Fickett has hurt his knee and he’s not going to be able to take that fight on June 14 and that will be rescheduled again.”

By “rescheduled again,” Shaw is referring to a scheduled March 29th bout between the two that didn’t go through due to Shields’ aforementioned back injury.

In addition to revealing Fickett’s injury, Shaw also announced five bouts for the June 14th show set to take place in Hawaii. The bouts are as follows:

  • K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards (for EliteXC’s lightweight title)
  • Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey
  • Murilo Rua vs. Tony Bonello
  • Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao
  • Dave Herman vs. Ron Waterman

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  • William W. says:

    Excited for the return of Cole, Herman and Feijao! Looks great.

  • Rich S. says:

    well.. this blows.. but as long as nothing happens to the Yves fight.. i’ll be happy..

  • Gygax says:

    Nick Diaz is also being advertised as fighting at the Dream 3 event.

    In the end, I’d be willing to bet that both Shields and Diaz’s fights get moved to that 2nd CBS show in July, just as Caplan predicted might happen.

  • Jackyl says:

    So….Ninja pulls out of the March 31st show, but is booked two weeks later for this one? What’s up with that?

  • Rln says:

    Shitty card just getting shittier. Q_Q

  • Brent says:

    – Murilo Rua vs. Tony Bonello

    Geez, they are desperate give Rua a win…

  • Sam Cupitt says:

    They’ve already given Rua a win in the form of that Xavier guy. Tony Bonello is 20-2… but yeah he probably won’t win.

    The guy has choked out Dan Severn and he is the only human alive who has pissed off Elvis Sinosic.


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