or


[01/05/07 - 10:31 PM]
Fight Card Announced and Tickets on Sale Now: Frank Shamrock VS. Renzo Gracie Elitexc "Destiny"
Tickets are on sale now at the DeSoto Civic Center Box Office and at Ticketmaster outlets.

[via press release from Showtime]

FIGHT CARD ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS ON SALE NOW: FRANK SHAMROCK vs. RENZO GRACIE EliteXC "DESTINY"

Legendary Fighters Headline Spectacular Fight Card Feb. 10 at DeSoto County Civic Center in Southaven, MS On SHOWTIME 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)

LOS ANGELES (January 5, 2007) � Pro Elite (PELE.PK) announced the fight card for its first live EliteXCTM mixed martial arts (MMA) event featuring legendary middleweight Frank Shamrock versus Renzo Gracie of the first family of Brazilian Jujitsu as they make history on February 10, 2007 (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Tickets are on sale now at the DeSoto Civic Center Box Office and at Ticketmaster outlets, it was announced today by EliteXC President, Gary Shaw.

The main event of Shamrock vs. Gracie will be televised live on the leading premium television network SHOWTIME along with four undercard bouts including world-class fighters Antonio Silva, David Loiseau, Joey Villasenor, the next female MMA star, Gina Carano, and more. Additional undercard fights will be streamed live beginning at 7 p.m. (ET) at EliteXC.com, a growing Internet destination for the MMA community.

"Because I promote boxing matches across the country, I know fans love a great fight. That is what Shamrock and Gracie will deliver," said Shaw. "Shamrock and Gracie are royalty in this sport and this is a match-up that is long overdue. I am certain these athletes are primed for combat, and having these two leaders in the world of Mixed Martial Arts go to battle against each other on February 10th is truly Destiny."

Shaw is the well-known event promoter who enters the world of Mixed Martial Arts for the first time with this fight. Shaw brings a high level of professionalism, great match-ups and years of promotional experience to the sport.

Shamrock, 34, of San Jose, Calif., has been looking for the right opportunity to make a noteworthy return to the sport. The five-time defending middleweight champion semi-retired from competition after defeating Tito Ortiz by submission in 1999 and has returned for just three fights since.

"Renzo is the Gracie I respect most. He is the Gracie I have always wanted to fight and come Feb. 10th, it will be our moment," said Shamrock. "I always want to fight tough opponents. I want to fight guys who think they are tougher then me, so we can prove who the best in the world is."

Gracie, who was recently featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, is coming off a win over Carlos Newton in an IFL super fight last December. Gracie, originally from Rio de Janeiro now teaches and trains in New York City.

"It is a great pleasure for me to be part of such a great and history-making event," said Gracie. "When EliteXC told me the whole plan for this organization and for this event, I could not decline. It is a great honor to be fighting Frank. I was afraid he was going to wait until I was too old to beat him."

"We're excited to be in this market where Southern hospitality reigns - but not in the cage", said Shaw.

For more information, please visit EliteXC.com.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)





[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
Science Channel to Premiere "Unearthed" July 5 at 10PM
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon and Big Ben in London, the series reveals the deepest secrets of each structure by using the latest technology to solve mysteries.

[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
TLC's "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" Returns with More Unique Dresses and Crazy Catfights
The series' fifth season premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show") Joins the Cast of "In The Cut," Hit Bounce TV Comedy Series Returns for Season Two Tues. July 5 @ 9PM (ET)
Also on tap this season are Angie Stone, Claudia Jordan, Kenny Lattimore and Rolonda Watts.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
"Basketball Wives" Star Shaunie O'Neal Takes "Shaunie's Home Court" New Series Debuts on VH1 Sunday, July 17th at 10:30 PM ET/PT
The half hour comedic unscripted program follows O'Neal as she works to keep her lively family in line.

[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
Original Episodes of NBC Hits "Superstore" and "The Voice" Blind Auditions to Air During the Rio Summer Olympics
Look for said installments on Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage.

[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
Marvel Television Returns to San Diego Comic-Con
The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session.

[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
MTV Invades San Diego Comic-Con with the Return of "Teen Wolf," "MTV Fandom Fest" and "MTV Fandom Awards"
MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive VR experience on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet" Returns with More Heartwarming Animal Rescues
The all-new season premieres Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the cable channel.

[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
Starting Friday, Your Favorite Films Written and Directed by Albert Brooks Are Available in the U.S.
The films include: Defending Your Life, which marks its 25th anniversary this year; Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World; Lost in America; Modern Romance; Mother; The Muse; and Real Life.

[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Connects Rising Talent with Mentors in Inaugural 3-Day Animation Jam, July 9-11
This 3-day animation jam continues the tradition of Cartoon Network's widely-recognized, artists-first approach in developing and discovering fresh and innovative content across all platforms.

[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
Academy Award(R) Winner and Marine Corps Veteran Gene Hackman Narrates Iwo Jima Film for Smithsonian Channel(TM)
The one-hour special provides new evidence and analysis proving that U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. and Purple Heart recipient Harold Schultz was one of the flag raisers in Joe Rosenthal's iconic Iwo Jima photo on Mount Suribachi.

[06/30/16 - 08:45 AM]
AMC's Critically Acclaimed Series "Halt and Catch Fire" Leaves Texas Behind for the Big Leagues of Silicon Valley
The series will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/30/16 - 08:36 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer #2 for "Stranger Things"
All episodes debut globally on Netflix Friday, July 15.