EliteXC: Return of the King

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EliteXC: Return of the King
Promotion EliteXC
Date June 14, 2008
Venue Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
City United States Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Event chronology
EliteXC: Primetime EliteXC: Return of the King EliteXC: Unfinished Business

EliteXC: Return of the King was a mixed martial arts event promoted by EliteXC that took place on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.[1]


The main card aired live on Showtime and drew an estimated 350,000 viewers.[2]

A Welterweight title bout between champion Jake Shields and Drew Fickett was removed from the original card when Fickett sustained an injury.[1]

Nick Diaz showed up for his 160-pound lightweight fight at 169 pounds which led to it becoming a catchweight bout.[3]


Main card (Showtime)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight K.J. Noons (c) def. Yves Edwards TKO (punches and elbows) 1 0:48 [a]
Catchweight (169 lbs) Nick Diaz def. Muhsin Corbbrey TKO (punches) 3 3:59
Middleweight Murilo Rua def. Tony Bonello KO (punches) 1 3:15
Heavyweight Dave Herman def. Ron Waterman TKO (punches) 1 2:19
Light Heavyweight Rafael Cavalcante def. Wayne Cole TKO (punches) 1 2:47
Preliminary card (Proelite.com)
Middleweight Bubba McDaniel def. Kala Hose Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:41
Bantamweight Mark Oshiro def. Chris Willems Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:12
Lightweight Mike Aina def. Kaleo Kwan Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight P.J. Dean vs. Dean Lista Draw 3 5:00
Catchweight (135 lbs) Russell Doane def. Dwayne Haney TKO (punches and elbows) 1 2:54
Middleweight Carl Barton def. Kepa Madeiros TKO (punches) 1 0:55


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