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5 Oz. Exclusive: Next ShoXC event scheduled for Aug. 15; will feature Hamman vs. Suganuma II and debuts of Diabate and Lombard

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EliteXC’s next ShoXC event has been scheduled for August 15 at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, Calif., located just outside of Fresno.

The news was confirmed to earlier this afternoon by EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw.

According to Shaw, already scheduled for the card is a rematch between light heavyweight fighters Poai Suganuma and Jared Hamman. The two fought previously at the Table Mountain Casino on April 5. Hamman suffered his first loss as a pro after being rocked by a flying knee delivered by Suganuma. The fight was stopped amidst a chorus of boos, with many Hamman supporters feeling that the fight was halted early.

In addition to Suganuma vs. Hamman II, Shaw indicated that striking specialist Cyrille Diabate will make his EliteXC debut in a light heavyweight encounter against ShoXC veteran Jaime Fletcher.

Another high-profile debut is planned, with standout welterweight Judoka Hector Lombard scheduled for the card as well. Shaw indicated that EliteXC has a specific opponent in mind and that the promotion is in the process of finalizing a contract with the proposed fighter.

Two other matches are scheduled for the televised portion of the show as well, with female fighter Debi Purcell considered a likely candidate to be featured in one of the bouts

  • Vern says:

    I love that suganuma song

    my ya hee
    my ya ha
    my ya hee
    my ya ha ha

  • William W. says:

    Glad to see this re-match happening. I would have liked to have seen Thomas Denny vs. Malapiet II as well, but they had other plans for the Wildman.

  • jaydog says:

    Please don’t let it be Baroni fighting Lombard at 170. Both of them need tune up fights.

  • Babalu says:

    Baroni is fighting in England soon….

  • Nic B. says:

    Looks like another great card right here in California. Hope ticket sales aren’t as bad as they were in Stockton for EliteXC


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