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EliteXC 'Champions of the Cage' premieres tonight

EliteXC "Champions of the Cage" premieres tonight, September 28 at 9pm ET/PT on Fox Sports Net.

Tonight's episode will feature Frank Shamrock-Phil Baroni, Kimbo Slice-Tank Abbott and fights with EliteXC welterweight champ Jake Shields and Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett.

These EliteXC "Championsof the Cage" specials will not only air fights from the promotion but also from sister promotions King of the Cage and Cage Rage. Old fights with current stars the likes of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (Cage Rage) and WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (King of the Cage) will be featured in these specials.

The current deal with last for only four episodes, but will be extended if the specials are deemed a success.

Handling the hosting and commentating duties are Jay Glazer and Frank Trigg, the team behind the "PRIDE Fighting" series on FSN.

This will be EliteXC's first deal on basic cable. The promotion already has live events on premium cable network Showtime and national TV network CBS.

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