Baszler-Cyborg Added to CBS Card

Jul 8, 2008
FEMALE MMA STANDOUTS SHAYNA BASZLER AND CRISTIANE CYBORG ADDED TO THE CARD FOR SECOND PRIMETIME BROADCAST OF "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS" SATURDAY, JULY 26 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SHOWTIME To Televise Three Live Fights Preceding CBS Broadcast, Including EliteXC Heavyweight Championship

Featuring Antonio "Big Foot" Silva vs. Justin Eilers (Pictures)

The female bout between Shayna Baszler (Pictures) of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brazil's Cristiane Cyborg has been added to the lineup for the second primetime broadcast of CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, live from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. on Saturday, July 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Baszler and Cyborg, who are fighting in the 140 pound weight class, complete the primetime matchups for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on July 26. Other CBS fights include:

¡¤ "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler (Pictures) vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC Middleweight title)

¡¤ Jake Shields (Pictures) vs. Nick Thompson (Pictures) (for EliteXC Welterweight title)

¡¤ Nick Diaz (Pictures) vs. Thomas "Wildman" Denny (Lightweights)

Nicknamed "The Queen Of Spades," the talented Baszler is 9-4 and has won her last four starts. All of Baszler's victories have come via submission; her last four outings ended in the first round.

Regarded as one of the roughest and toughest women in MMA, Cyborg has a record of 4-0. This will be the United States debut for Cyborg, who has scored first-round technical knockouts in her last three fights.

SHOWTIME will televise three live fights preceding the CBS broadcast from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT including:

¡ñ Antonio "Big Foot" Silva vs. Justin Eilers (Pictures) (for EliteXC Heavyweight title)

¡ñ Wilson Reis (Pictures) vs. Brian Caraway (Pictures) (140 lb. weight class)

¡ñ Rafael Feijao vs. TBD (light heavyweight fight)

CBS Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, cageside analysts Frank Shamrock (Pictures) and Mauro Ranallo, and reporter Karyn Bryant will return as the "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS" broadcast team and also have the call for the SHOWTIME telecast.

CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr.

For more information on the first CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, visit cbssports.com

Robbie Lawler (Pictures) vs. Scott Smith
Jake Shields (Pictures) vs. Nick Thompson (Pictures)
Nick Diaz (Pictures) vs. Thomas Denny (Pictures)
Antonio Silva vs. Justin Eilers (Pictures)
Wilson Reis (Pictures) vs. Brian Caraway (Pictures)
Rafael Feijao vs. TBD
Shayna Baszler (Pictures) vs. Cristiane Santos
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