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Report: Shields vs. Thompson for EliteXC welterweight title at Saturday Night Fights II

70785_vdmzhpcskl_vlarge.jpg A bout for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title featuring Jake Shields and Nick Thompson has been added to CBS’ Saturday Night Fights on July 26, according to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports.

Shields is 3-0 in three career bouts with EliteXC with wins over Ido Pariente at K-1 HERO’s USA Dynamite! show last June; Renato “Charuto” Verissimo during EliteXC: Uprising last September; and Mike Pyle at EliteXC: Renegade this past November.

He is 20-4-1 lifetime with notable victories outside of EliteXC against Yushin Okami, Dave Menne, Hayato Sakurai, and Carlos Condit.

The Minnesota-based Thompson is a former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion, a title he won from Eddie Alvarez at BodogFIGHT “Clash of the Nations” in April of 2007. He is currently on a 12 fight win streak with his two most recent wins coming for World Victory Road’s Sengoku promotion. In addition to his win over Alvarez, Thompson’s other notable victories have come against Chris Wilson, Josh Neer, and Brian Gassaway.

The second airing of CBS’ Saturday Night Fights, titled “Unfinished Business,” is scheduled to be headlined by a rematch for the EliteXC middleweight title between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Scott Smith.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Has it been confirmed if this is in Stockton yet?

  • Sam Caplan says:

    EliteXC has not officially announced Stockton as the destination for SNF II but sources have indicated to 5 Oz. of Pain that Stockton is where the event will be held.

  • FightGuy says:

    great match up … good test for both shields and thompson who is on a huge win streak! if the goat can win here i think its time for him to return to the ufc to face stiffer competition.

  • mmafan says:

    i know many good things about Ido Pariente. (whom lost to jack shields at k-1)
    some say that he might be in TUF8(i’m looking for confirmation).

    keeping my fingers crossed for that guy, he’s a big hopeful.

    shields would beat thopmson very easily i assume, he’s marked as the next elitexc top dog.
    hopefully after diaz is done playing around at his new catchweight custom class, he’ll go up to 170 and try for that title.
    a double holder in eliteXC could either make or break that org.
    either a big joke, since they’ve only got several guys.
    or diaz (or whomever has 2 belts) will become the new MEGA poster boy aka kimbo\gina for elite.

  • KneeToTheFace says:

    Goat via gogoplata.

  • Punishark says:

    As I thought I posted before, I was sent this email from last Saturday –

    Looks like the real deal to me.

    It would take a lot of $ for Diaz to fight Shields. They are tight and I just don’t see it happening.


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