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Slice vs. Shamrock set for EliteXC 'Heat'

Former street brawler Kimbo Slice will take on UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock in the main event of EliteXC "Heat" Saturday, Oct. 4 on CBS, the promotion confirmed Monday.

Shamrock, who has lost five fights in a row and seven out his last eight fights, is nowhere near title contention in any major organization, but he continues to be a ticket seller due to his popularity in the past as a UFC fighter and a WWE pro wrestler.

EliteXC is banking on the popularity of the two fighters to boost its "Saturday Night Fights" ratings on CBS. The first EliteXC-CBS event on May 31, headlined by Slice, drew record ratings, but without a star attraction on the second event on July 26, ratings fell 43% from the first.

The CBS card is now complete:

- Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock
- Jake Shields vs. Paul "Semtex" Daley (Title Bout)
- Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobald
- Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Benji Radach
- Cris Cyborg vs. Yoko Takahasi (Swing Bout)

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