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Former UFC veteran Chris Liguori expects to make EliteXC TV debut on Nov. 8

Former UFC veteran and New Jersey-based lightweight Chris Liguori has revealed in a recent interview that he expects to return to EliteXC during the promotion’s planned Nov. 8 card in a match to be televised on SHOWTIME.

Liguori made the revelation during an interview with, a website that specializes in covering the MMA scene in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

He made his EliteXC debut on May 31 during a non-televised bout that took place just prior to the start of the first-ever CBS telecast of “Saturday Night Fights.”

Facing Jim Bova in a 160 lbs. encounter that only fans in attendance at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. were able to witness, Liguori was declared the winner via TKO in the third round after a doctor stopped the bout due to a cut sustained by Bova.

Despite being just 8-7, Liguori is considered to be one of the top lightweight competitors competing on the East Coast regional scene. In 2003, competing in just his third pro fight, Liguori debuted for the UFC at UFC 45, where he lost to Keith Rockel after submitting to a guillotine choke at 3:29 of round 1.

He also holds notable wins against former veterans of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television show in Matt Brown and Dorian Price. Liguori also has sustained notable losses against UFC veterans Pete Sell, Jim Miller, and Jorge Santiago.

Liguori clearly states in the interview that his fight on Nov. 8 will be televised on SHOWTIME as opposed to appearing on the undercard. He did not specify an opponent but sources have informed in recent weeks that EliteXC was looking to possibly schedule 160 lbs. fights for Yves Edwards and Fabricio Camoes on the Nov. 8 show.

  • Robert says:

    Despite a mediocre record Ligouri is a very underrated fighter he will be an upgrade to Elite’s lightweight class.

  • HexRei says:

    Technically, he’s not a former UFC veteran. He will always be a UFC veteran, although he is a formerly UFC-contracted fighter.


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