According to ProElite, Phil Baroni will return to action against former EliteXC welterweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua at the EliteXC debut show on CBS May 31.
ProElite.com confirmed with Baroni through text message that the match has been signed.
Baroni (10-9) is coming off a beating by Kala Hose at ICON Sports March 15 welterweight title bout in Hawaii. Baroni lost all but one of the five round title match, but showed his ability to take damage as he took the fight to the fifth round before losing by TKO.
Ninja Rua (15-8-1) brother of UFC fighter Shogun Rua is coming off a second round submission win over Xavier Pokam at Cage Rage 24 in December.