CBS gets ready to fight


The new mixed martial arts program “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights” is set to debut on May 31st 9-11 pm ET/PT. The program presented by CBS and ProElite Inc. will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

On the first bill, champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler will put his title on the line against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith in a middleweight championship bout.  EliteXC heavyweight phenom, Kimbo Slice, will also participate in the May 31 event along with other stars from mixed martial arts. 

Mixed martial arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing. Athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring — both caged and traditional — and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent.

“CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights” will be produced by ShowTime Sports. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

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