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Second CBS-EliteXC event officially announced

EliteXC announced today that the second CBS-EliteXC "Saturday Night Fights" event, on July 26, will take place at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.

Stockton is the home of Nick Diaz, who will take on King of the Cage veteran Thomas Denny in a lightweight bout that could lead to a title shot against champion KJ Noons.

As earlier reported, Robbie Lawler will defend his EliteXC middleweight title against Scott Smith in a rematch from the first CBS-EliteXC event, and Jake Shields will face Nick "The Goat" Thompson for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title.

This time there will three fights -- one of which will be a title bout -- on Showtime beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT leading into the CBS card from 9:00pm-11:00pm.

The first-ever EliteXC heavyweight champion will be determined on the Showtime card between Antonio Silva and an opponent to be announced. Two of the rumored opponents for Silva are IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson and Cage Rage veteran Robert "Buzz" Berry.

"On the heels of our great success on the first CBS event, we are very excited about coming right back and presenting another world class night of mixed martial arts," Doug DeLuca, Executive Chairman of the promotion's parent company, ProElite, said in a press release. "It's these kind of high-level fights that continually build the sport and introduce new fans to it. With an hour on Showtime and two more on CBS, fans and viewers are in for another entertaining, memorable evening."

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