The title of the event is in reference to KJ Noons, who will be defending his EliteXC 160-pound title for the first time against American Top Team's Yves Edwards.
Also in action is Nick Diaz, the Cesar Gracie product whom Noons defeated to win the title. Diaz is coming off a win in Japan against former King of Pancrase Katsuya Inoue at DREAM 3 that will put him in position for a shot at the DREAM welterweight title. Diaz's opponent will be Mushin Corbbrey, who earned this fight with two wins at ShoXC events.
Former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua will look to follow his win over Xavier Foupa-Pokam at Cage Rage 24 by becoming the first person to defeat Australia's Tony Bonello (16-0-1).
In a light-heavyweight matchup between two former IFL competitors, Wayne Cole (Tokyo Sabres) will fight Rafael Feijao (Toronto Dragons).
The main card will air on Showtime at 10pm ET.
EliteXC: Return of the King
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, HI
160 lbs. | KJ Noons vs. Yves Edwards
160 lbs. | Nick Diaz vs. Mushin Corbbrey
185 lbs. | Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Tony Bonello
265 lbs. | Ron "H2O" Waterman vs. Dave Herman
185 lbs. | Kala Kolohe Hose vs. Geoff Bumstead
205 lbs. | Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao
160 lbs. | Dean Lista vs. PJ Dean
160 lbs. | Mike Aina vs. Kaleo Kwan
265 lbs. | Chris Bernard vs. Lolohea Mahe