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[04/21/08 - 11:28 AM]
Joey Villasenor Will Replace Murilo "Ninja" Rua on the Inaugural "CBS Elitexc Saturday Night Fights," Saturday, May 31 on the CBS Television Network
Villasenor established a record for the fastest knockout in an MMA fight, a four-second victory over Hank Weis in 2004.

[via press release from CBS]

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From CBS Entertainment...

JOEY VILLASENOR WILL REPLACE MURILO "NINJA" RUA ON THE INAUGURAL "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS," SATURDAY, MAY 31 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

MMA knockout artist Joey Villasenor, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., will replace Murilo "Ninja" Rua in a middleweight bout against Phil Baroni, in the first CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, Saturday, May 31 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Villasenor, a prot�g� of MMA guru Greg Jackson, established a record for the fastest knockout in an MMA fight, a four-second victory over Hank Weis in 2004. Villasenor most recently scored an exciting first-round knockout over Ryan Jensen on March 29.

The following five primetime matchups are confirmed for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on May 31.

Kimbo Slice vs. James "Colossus" Thompson (Heavyweights)

"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC Middleweight title)

Gina "Conviction" Carano vs. Kaitlin Young (140 lb. weight class)

Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor (Middleweights)

Brett "The Grim" Rogers vs. Jon Murphy (Heavyweights)

For more information on the first CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, visit cbssports.com





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