Villasenor (26-6) trains out of Greg Jackson's camp in Albuquerque and is considered a contender for Robbie Lawler's EliteXC title. Villasenor, a former King of the Cage champion, fell short in his first attempt for the EliteXC title, losing by TKO to Murilo "Ninja" Rua at a Strikeforce-EliteXC co-promoted event in June 2007. Other than that loss, Villasenor has been victorious in his other four fights with EliteXC, and most recently stopped Phil Baroni at the inaugural CBS-EliteXC "Saturday Night Fights" event.
An opponent for Villasenor has not yet been announced.
Tickets for the Showtime-televised event (10pm ET/PT) will go on sale Thursday.