|November 10, 2007|
|America Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Live on Showtime|
KJ Noons will take on UFC veteran Nick Diaz in the main event of EliteXC 3: Renegade, on Saturday night. Noons is a stand up fighter who moonlights as a professional boxer. Noons has no wins by submission, so I expect him to want to stay on his feet. Nick Diaz will probably try to stand up and bang with Noons, but will quickly take it to the ground if he gets in trouble. Who knows we might see another Nick Diaz Gogoplata submission in this one.
Prediction: Nick Diaz by Submission.
Bo Cantrell was a last minute replacement for Mike Bourke who dropped out with an injury. Cantrell fought two weeks ago and was submitted by Brad Imes by Gogoplata submission. A lot of people underestimate Kimbo, he is a powerful striker who seems dedicated to MMA. Bo Cantrell has lost his last four fights to lower level opponents and I don’t see his losing streak ending with Kimbo. I hope to see this fight go to the ground, so we can see what Kimbo is made of.
Prediction: Kimbo Slice by TKO/KO
This should of been the main event, but Mike Pyle refused to fight for the title. He is saying that EliteXC has not promoted him as a top fighter in their organization. Also he seemed jealous of the way EliteXC promotes Gina Carano over himself and will not resign with EliteXC if the situation doesn’t change.
This is a woman! I’m being put behind a woman to be on the undercard. I don’t have time for that man! That, right there gives me the idea that they don’t…and some of the people they chose to promote can’t even stay out of f–ing jail long enough to make their fight. I don’t have time to be put behind people like that! Not to take anything away from Gina, Gina’s my girl, but right now this is a man’s sport.
Too bad both these fighter would be a good welterweight champion for EliteXC. Both fighters are well rounded, although I give Shields the small advantage in stand up. I cant count out Mike Pyle, he has been improving greatly since he started training with Xtreme Couture.
Prediction: Shields by TKO/KO
Nick Diaz (15-6-0) vs. KJ Noons (5-2-0)
Kimbo Slice (1-0-0) vs. Bo Cantrell (10-10-0)
Jake Shields (19-4-1) vs. Mike Pyle (14-4-1)
Seth Kleinbeck (8-3-0) vs. Kyle Noke (13-3-1)
Antonio Silva (8-1-0) vs. Jonathan Wiezorek (11-1-0)
Yves Edwards (29-13-1) vs. Nick Gonzalez (13-5-0)
Geoff Bumstead (2-1-0) vs Robert Ruiz (1-1-0)
Lane Yarbrough (6-4-0) vs. Jae Suk Lim (7-3-0)
Brett Rogers (5-0-0) vs. Ralph Kelly (6-2-0)
Jon Kirk (10-1-0) vs. Matt Lucas (7-0-0)