According to Sherdog, EliteXC has signed light heavyweight Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-1-0) to a four fight contract. Sokoudjou is well known for beating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona in consecutive fights, Pride 33 and 34. Both wins were by knock out and in the first round. Sokoudjou was a recent free agent after the sale of Pride. It looks like EliteXC made the better offer to obtain Sokoudjou.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, also in the running for the 23-year-old free agent, one of mixed martial arts’ best stories in 2007, was told by the West Africans camp that he decided to sign with EliteXC, which is featured on the premium cable network Showtime.