On October 20, 2008, ProElite, the parent company of EliteXC, informed its employees and fighters that they were shutting down. The company filed for bankruptcy protection and all future events were canceled. A breakdown in the negotiations with Showtime Networks to purchase ProElite resulted in the company's funding to disappear, forcing them out of business. ShoXC events were later replaced on Showtime by ShoMMA events put on by Strikeforce, after purchasing EliteXC's assets.
The inaugural event took place on July 27, 2007 at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California and aired on the Showtime cable network. In a unique twist, the traditional "preliminary" matches were fought after the main televised bouts. These matches were streamed live via the ProElite website.
The seventh edition of ShoXC took place on August 15, 2008 at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, California. The main event featured a rematch between Jared Hamman and Po'ai Suganuma, who initially fought on the April 5th card.
The eighth entry of ShoXC took place on September 26, 2008 at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California and aired on the Showtime cable network. In the main event, Wilson Reis became the first ever EliteXC Bantamweight Champion.