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Villasenor to Replace Rua at EliteXC Saturday Night Fights 1


Crowd-pleasing Joey Villasenor of Albuquerque, N.M., will replace Murilo “Ninja” Rua on the EliteXC Saturday, May 31 fight card at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Villasenor, who has won two straight, including a sensational first-round knockout over Ryan Jensen on March 29, will face Phil Baroni in one of five fights on the inaugural primetime broadcast of “CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” on CBS (9 p.m.-11 p.m ET/PT).

Villasenor will square off with UFC veteran Phil Baroni on the main card of the network debut MMA event. No reason was given for the replacement.

For more on EliteXC Saturday Night Fights 1 check out the rumors section.

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