EliteXC revealed late Monday night that a planned lightweight undercard bout for this Saturday’s “Heat” event at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. between Edson Berto and Mike Aina has been changed to Berto vs. Conor Heun.
No official reason has been given for the change.
Berto, the younger brother of WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto, is based in Tampa and is 14-5-1. This will be his fifth fight under the EliteXC banner and he is 2-2 in his previous four bouts with notable wins over John Shackelford and Victor Valenzuela and notable losses to K.J. Noons and Yves Edwards.
He has not fought since losing to Edwards on Feb. 16 during EliteXC’s “Street Certified” event at the BankUnited Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Facing the resurgent Edwards, Berto was knocked out at 4:56 of round 1 following a flying knee.
Heun, based out of Los Angeles, is 7-2 and a former veteran of the IFL. He was 2-1 while competing for the team-based fight league with wins over Clint Coronel and Tristan Wit and a loss to L.C. Davis.
He made his debut for EliteXC during the promotion’s March ShoXC event, earning a unanimous decision victory over Chute Boxe Academy member Marlon Mathias. Heun has not fought since due to injury.
The Berto vs. Heun bout is not scheduled to be televised.