CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

Season 1 Episode 1

Primetime

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM May 31, 2008 on CBS
9.3
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This was the first installment of CBS Elite XC Saturday Night Fights, airing live on CBS. It was the first MMA event ever broadcast on a national network. This historic card featured five fights: Brett Rogers vs Jon Murphy, Joey Villasenor vs Phil Baroni, Gina Carano vs Kaitlin Young, Robbie Lawler vs Scott Smith, and Kevin Ferguson vs James Thompson.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The debut of live MMA fighting on network TV.

    8.3
    This was an impressive debut from Elite XC. While promoter Gary Shaw is more inappropriate than Dana White, the show delivered on all cylinders.



    Kimbo Slice was established as a major star. CBS and Elite XC needed someone the fans could worship and get behind, and they found that man in Kevin Ferguson. The crowd response resembled that of an old Bruno Sammartino match where you felt like a riot would ensue should the hero lose.



    Not only did the show deliver for the casual fan, but hardcore fans were treated to an insant classic in Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith. While the ending was unfortunate, the promotion showed that they have top contenders on their roster. The hardcore fans were also given reason to doubt the validity of Kimbo Slice.



    While there were some points that dragged, including unnecessary video packages, the show came off as completely professional and entertaining. Gus Johnson is a good announcer, and Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock were perfectly acceptable.



    CBS and Elite XC should be proud of this first, historic broadcast.moreless
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Busta Rhymes

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Jon Murphy

Jon Murphy

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Phil Baroni

Phil Baroni

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Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice

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Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler

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Brett Rogers

Brett Rogers

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