The female bout between Shayna Baszler of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brazil’s Cristiane Cyborg has been added to the lineup for the second primetime broadcast of CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, live from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. on Saturday, July 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Baszler and Cyborg, who are fighting in the 140 pound weight class, complete the primetime matchups for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on July 26. Other CBS fights include:
- “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler vs. Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (for EliteXC Middleweight title)
- Jake Shields vs. Nick Thompson (for EliteXC Welterweight title)
- Nick Diaz vs. Thomas “Wildman” Denny (Lightweights)
Nicknamed “The Queen Of Spades,” the talented Baszler is 9-4 and has won her last four starts. All of Baszler’s victories have come via submission; her last four outings ended in the first round.
Regarded as one of the roughest and toughest women in MMA, Cyborg has a record of 4-0. This will be the United States debut for Cyborg, who has scored first-round technical knockouts in her last three fights.
SHOWTIME will televise three live fights preceding the CBS broadcast from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT including:
- Antonio “Big Foot” Silva vs. Justin Eilers (for EliteXC Heavyweight title)
- Wilson Reis vs. Brian Caraway (140 lb. weight class)
- Rafael Feijao vs. TBD (light heavyweight fight)
CBS Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, cageside analysts Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, and reporter Karyn Bryant will return as the “CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS” broadcast team and also have the call for the SHOWTIME telecast.