EliteXC 'Heat' Play-by-Play

Oct 4, 2008
Sherdog.com reports from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., with live play-by-play of EliteXC "Heat," which was scheduled to be headlined by Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. Ken Shamrock.

However, due to a cut Shamrock suffered over his left eye, Seth Petruzelli has replaced him against Slice.

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Nicolae Cury submits Jorge Boechat.
Jorge Boechat vs. Nicolae Cury
Round 1
Cury lands a right hand that drops Boechat to the floor after a brief exchange. Cury follows to the mat with punches, but after failing to secure Boechat's back he returns to his feet and invited his opponent to do the same. Cury lands a leg kick that crumples Boechat to the mat where he quickly pounces and takes a high back mount. He maneuvers for a reverse triangle and after a few blows Cury coaxes a tapout from Boechat for the win at 1:35 of the opening frame.



David Gomez vs. Bryan Hamade
Round 1
Gomez plants Hamade to the mat after an errant kick just seconds into the scrap, but Hamade quickly works his way back to his feet. Hamade answers with a takedown of his own and works right into side-control and then mount. Hamade unleashes a torrent of strikes, but a game Gomez remains calm and sweeps Hamade and gets back to his feet. His good fortune did not last long as Hamade jumped into a guillotine choke that left Gomez gasping for air. Gomez tried to keep the fight standing as he strained to gain his breath, but as a last-second option he tried to slam his way out. Once the fight hit the mat it was virtually over. With a deep arm-in guillotine latched on, Hamade elicited the submission as Gomez capitulated at 2:03 of the first period.

Mikey Gomez vs. Lorenzo Borgomeo
Round 1
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Mikey Gomez finishes Lorenzo
Borgomeo with a second-round
armbar.
The fighters trade leg kicks early in the round as they feel each other out while searching for an opening. Niether man can gain an advantage on the feet as they continue to trade strikes in the center of the cage. The fighters clinch along the fencing and Borgomeo lands a stinging right hand. With less than a minute to go in the round, Gomez takes the fight to the mat with a takedown. He finished the round from the top position and took the early lead on the Sherdog.com scorecard 10-9.

Round 2
Gomez begins to assert himself as the second round gets underway. He lands a flurry of punches and clinches to throw a knee. Gomez changes levels and takes the bout to the canvas where he quickly takes Borgomeo's back. Borgomeo turns back into his opponent and after a short struggles regains half-guard. Gomez scrambles and scampers all the way round Borgomeo and takes his back once again only to have Borgomeo turn back once again. Gomez resets his base and takes Borgomeo's left arm in a textbook armbar to end the fight at 4:06 of the second stanza.



James Edson Berto vs. Conor Heun
Round 1
Berto throws a big head kick but Heun blocks it for the most part as the fight gets off to a quick start. Berto finding his range, but Heun refuses to back down. Heun throws a leg kick that Berto catches before dropping Heun to the mat with a straight right hand. Heun tries to stand but Berto locks up a guillotine and falls to his guard. Heun easily escapes and the two men scramble for position. Berto, back on his feet, begins to unload landing a series of punches before exclamating the flurry with a hard body kick. There is no quit in Heun, who takes the fight back to the ground where he goes to work from Berto's guard. Heun aggressively pounds away until the bell and opens up a cut around Berto's left eye. The late offensive by Heun garners him the nod on the Sherdog.com scorecard 10-9.

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Conor Heun (left) vs. Edson Berto
Round 2
Heun charges across the cage slinging leather the entire way as the second round starts. Berto avoids the worst of it before landing a big flying knee. Heun doesn't budge a bit and slams Berto to the mat and begins a ground and pound barrage. During the attack he drops a downward elbow and Referee Troy Waugh immediately halts the action to take a point from Heun. Undeterred, Heun takes the fight back to the mat and pounds Berto with hammerfists and elbows from the top. This time Waugh steps in to protect a bloody and battered Berto. Conor Heun is awarded the TKO victory at 2:18 of the second round.



**Update from inside the BankAtlantic Center ***

Ken Shamrock will not be fighting Kimbo Slice in the main event of EliteXC “Heat,” according to an official statement made Saturday by announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. inside the BankAtlantic Center. Seth Petruzelli, who was scheduled to fight Aaron Rosa on the undercard, has replaced Shamrock and will fight Slice. Shamrock was medically disqualified Saturday by the Florida State Athletic Commission, after sustaining a cut from a headbutt during a light workout some time within the last 24 hours. In an interview on CBS, Shamrock said the cut required six stitches.

"I was warming up, getting loose, and caught a head and didn't think much of it. Next thing I know, a couple of drops were dripping from my head," Shamrock told CBS. "[We] went to look and hopefully glue it together or something, but it needed six stitches. We we're trying to figure out a way to do this, but we came down here and the commission said they weren't going to let me fight."

A commission official told CBS that Shamrock had received treatment from the Cleveland Clinic and that sutures were in place over his eye, preventing his participation.

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Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Yoko Takahashi
Round 1
Cyborg fires out of her corner and clobbers Yoko Takahashi with a vicious volley of punches that leave her reeling just seconds into the bout. Takahashi finally hits the mat after absorbing a ton of punishment, only to have Cyborg go to her submission game. Cyborg misses an armbar and Takahashi sweeps to the top position. Cyborg tries to lock up a triangle but finds herself defending strikes as the round comes to an end. Cyborg takes the first round, 10-9 on the Sherdog card.

Round 2
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Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos tees off
on Yoko Takahashi.
Cyborg lands a big left hand to start things in the second. Takahashi immediately drops for a single-leg attempt. Cyborg fights off the attempt and continues her offensive. Cyborg is taking target practice now as she continues to batter Takahashi with punches and kicks. Takahashi, to her credit, is not backing down at all and although she has mounted no offense she has proven her toughness. Round two goes to Cyborg 10-9 once again.

Round 3
Cyborg's pace has slowed a bit as the women move into the final frame. Takahashi is actually moving forward and Cyborg is content to counter punch. Takahashi lands a hard spinning-back fist, but Cyborg doesn't budge an inch, she actually lands a hard right hand of her own to answer. Cyborg backs Takahashi into the cage and batters her with another flurry of punches as the final bell sounds. Sherdog scores the final round 10-9 for Santos.

Official scores are 30-26 and 30-27 (twice), all for Cyborg.

Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Benji Radach
Round 1
Both fighters come out looking to trade, but neither throw many strikes through 30 seconds. Radach rushes Ninja with a combination from the outside, and drops him to one knee. Ninja recovers, and fires back with wild punches as both fighters end up slipping to the mat. Both fighters now trading blow-for-blow when a Radach hook smashes Ninja and sends him a careening across the cage, sliding into the fence, and fending off a weak double leg from Radach. Both end up on the canvas once again in an insane exchange. Ninja is feebly able to scramble into top position, but Radach slides up the cage, and in the first lull in 90 seconds, the two pummel against the fence. Ninja driving a single leg, but Radach easily drops and sprawls out, getting head control and pushing away. Ninja lands a right hook, but Radach shoots a double leg and gets a takedown that puts Ninja against the cage. Ninja sits up and gets a loose kimura, but Radach escapes and is on top in half guard. Ninja leans back as Radach postures, goiung for a heel hook. Ninja sinks a heel hook, but Radach's knee is bent and Ninja cannot fully extend, as Radach turns the corner and escapes, keeping top position. Radach trying to work past half guard, but Ninja goes for a heel hook again. Radach sits up, attempting to control the hands of Rua. As Ninja changes leg position, he scrambles up, and takes top position on Radach. Radach attempts to scramble to his feet, but from four quarter position, ninja controls Radach and throws hammerfists until the wild round expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Radach
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Radach (left) vs. Rua
TJ DeSantis scores the round: 10-9 Rua
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Radach

Round 2
Both fighters with single strikes from out of range, as Rua walks Radach down but Radach counters with an uppercut as Ninja wades in. As Rua steps forward, a massive Radach right cross rips Ninja's head back. Ninja continues stalking, chopping at Radach with single leg kicks as Radach moves around the outside of the cage. Ninja shoots a weak double leg, and switches to a single leg, but a strong whizzer allows Radach to block the takedown and reset standing. Ninja again steps into range with his hands down, and slips throwing a lunging knee. Radach dives into Ninja's guard with three massive right hands that make the Brazilian go limp, prompting referee Jorge Alonso to step in and save Rua at 2:31 of the second round.

Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold
Round 1
Both trade hooks as Kobold clinches and gets double underhooks, and bullies Carano to the cage. Kobold drops for a single leg, as Carano defends and pummels up. Both women working hard from the body lock along the fence. Kobold dropping for the legs again, but Carano keeps her balance and controls Kobold's arm as Carano clears off the cage and trades punches with Kobold. Both women throwing rights and lefts, with Carano landing the cleaner punches with her right. Carano grabs the Thai clinch, and lands with two clean knees, but Kobold pushes Carano back to the cage, and drops for another single leg. Carano uses the cage well to defend the takedown as Kobold works for a high-crotch takedown. Kobold continues to hoist Carano off the cage with a high crotch but can't budge Carano. Carano gets off the cage and both women wail away with punches, Carano landing the better of the two as the bell rings.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Carano
TJ DeSantis scores the round:10-9 Carano
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Carano

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Carano (right) vs. Kobald
Round 2
A short right stuns Kobold, as both again fire rights and lefts at each other. Carano grabs the Thai clinch, but Kobold wrestles her way out, and pushes Carano into the fence again. Kobold with a good short right hand against the fence, and fires another combination as she drops again to the legs, looking for the high-crotch takedown. Carano escapes. Carano in range, and lands a crisp left hook on an aggressive Kobold. Kobold steps in and Carano lands a short right hand. Kobold runs in twice in a row, and Carano lands two check left hooks that rock Kobold. Kobold puts her head down, and barrels at Carano with punches, but Carano is completely out of her range. Kobold runs into another right cross from Carano,but keeps coming forward, and Kobold finally gets a double leg takedown as she runs Carano into the fence. With only 10 seconds left, Kobold fires rights and lefts on top as Carano covers up until the bell rings.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Carano
TJ DeSantis scores the round:10-9 Kobold
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Carano

Round 3
A cut has been opened over the right eye of Kobold as the third begins. Kobold again pushes Carano straight to the fence, working on a single leg, but switches to a double. Kobold pulls Carano off the fence, but Carano keeps her balance. Kobold now stomping Carano's feet hard looking to open up a takedown. Kobold struggling to pull Carano off the fence, but continues stomping away on Carano's feet. Referee Troy Waugh separates the two women from the clinch. Kobold comes in throwing wild swings, as Carano lands with counter crosses, and lands two vicious knees to the game Minnesotan, who again pushes Carano into the fence. Carano swims to the Thai clinch and lands a knee, and uses her arm to cross face Kobold away from her body. As she crossfaces Kobold, she slips to the side and locks on a rear naked choke from an awkward standing position, but can't loses position on the choke as the two fall to the mat. The two scramble to the feet, and Kobold barrels forward as the bout winds down, and Carano lands a massive teep to the face. With five seconds to go, Carano lands a hard front kick, and a series of left roundhouse kicks that smash Kobold to the face and body, punctuating the fight.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Carano
TJ DeSantis scores the round:10-9 Carano
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Carano

Official scores are 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 all for the still-undefeated Gina Carano.

**Update from inside the BankAtlantic Center ***

CBS's Karen Bryant is interviewing Tito Ortiz, and the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" says he may sign with EXC next week.

***


Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1
Nelson jabbing in, but Arlovski low kicks and keeps Nelson at bay for a moment. Nelson bowls forward and gets into the clinch Arlovski trips Nelson, but Nelson rolls through and reverses when they hit the ground, and gets top position. Nelson deftly moves from half guard to side control. Nelson holding side mount well, and slowly gets a hold of Arlovski's arm. As Nelson attempts to crank a keylock, Arlovski shifts, but Nelson is able to stay on top and move to north-south. As Nelson moves back to side, Arlovski bucks and moves away. Nelson stands above Arlovski in Ali-Inoki position, and surprisingly dives back onto the ground, and gets into Arlovski's half guard, and moves to side. Nelson gets a figure-four position on the arm, but is stood up by referee Jorge Ortiz before he can crank it. On the feet, Nelson closes the distance again, ramming Arlovski into the cage. Arlovski with a sharp knee to the face as Nelson looks to go for a high crotch takedown. The Sunrise crowd drone in boos as Nelson continues bulling Arlovski into the fence, until Ortiz breaks them apart again. Arlovski rips a hard low kick and lands with a one-two combination. Arlovski lands two more hard low kicks as Nelson wades forward with single punches. Nelson clinches up with Arlovski as he comes forward, pushing him into the fence again as the round expires.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Nelson
TJ DeSantis scores the round: 10-9 Nelson
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Nelson

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Arlovski (right) vs. Nelson
Round 2
Arlovski lands a few short punches, but Nelson lands a wild left hook that stumbles the former UFC champ into the fence, and Nelson barrels forward and again pushes him into the cage. Arlovski separates from Nelson, pushes his head down lands a sharp knee to the face. Arlovski rocks Nelson with a massive right cross and left roundhouse kick to the head, but Nelson doesn't back down. Arlovski swims to the Thai clinch, and comes up with a two big knees and then unloads a massive flurry of punches. Nelson jabs, but Arlovski lands a battery of low kicks that stumble Nelson back into the fence. As Nelson steps forward, he's hit with a left cross and right uppercut, and is then melted with a massive right cross that drops him onto his face, forcing Jorge Ortiz to rescue him at 3:14 of the second round.

Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley
Round 1
Shields lands a right leg kick, and throws a left kick to the body which lands on the arms of Daley. After Daley throws a straight to the body, Shields shoots a low single which is pancaked on by Daley as the Brit deftly stops the takedown. Shields rushes in as Daley quickly circles away and escapes the Californian's clutches. Daley jabs to the body, but Shields changes levels and easily collapses Daley to the mat. Shields moving quickly on top, and while Daley briefly halts Shields' progress, the EliteXC champ gets to side mount, and then emphatically takes full mount with just over three minutes to go in the round. Shields continuously forces Daley flat to his back as he continues to chip away with weak punches on top. As Daley shrimps back, Shields moves to side mount, and then regains full mount expertly. Shields now moves into a higher mount, and flurries away with punches on top again. After three minutes of pitty-pat punches which left Daley unfazed, Shields spins for an armbar, but is impeded by the cage, as Daley is able to get his shoulders between Shields legs and end up in his guard, and lands some elbows as the round ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round: 10-9 Shields
TJ DeSantis scores the round: 10-9 Shields
Greg Savage scores the round: 10-9 Shields

Round 2
Daley throws a head kick which is blocked by Shields. Shields jabs, but Daley rushes in with a big three punch combo which forces Shields onto his heels, and into shooting a weak double leg. Daley sprawls out, and complains to referee Jorge Alonso that Shields is holding his shorts. As Daley rushes in again with strikes, Shields shoots a double, but pulls guard instead, and rolls for a leglock, which Daley is quick to yank out of and reset on the feet. A lead left hook from Daley rocks Shields, and Shields blows a weak takedown as the champion now looks visibly tired. A slowing shields closes the distance and drives Daley into the fence with a single leg. Daley uses an overhook to get to his feet, but is tackled from the body lock directly into the mount as Shields creeps to a high mount, and momentarily looks for an armbar. Daley is able to momentarily escape from mount, but Shields holds side control, and takes mount again. Once again, Shields sets up the armbar from the top and takes it this time. Daley attempts to turn his wrist and escape out the back, but Shields controls Daley's arm and forces "Semtex" to tap out at 3:47 of the second round.

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Petruzelli (right) vs. Slice
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson vs. Seth Petruzelli
Round 1
Petruzelli throws two quick teeps looking to keep a rushing Slice away from him. As Kimbo closes in, Petruzelli lands an awkward short right that drops Slice to the mat. As Kimbo makes it to his knees, Petruzelli attacks with a volley of hammerfists, and pushes Kimbo onto his back. Petruzelli doesn't pause with his punches, and continues smashing away with a barrage of right hands until Troy Waugh rescues the prone Slice just 14 seconds into the first round.
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