EliteXC: Destiny

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EliteXC: Destiny
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A poster or logo for EliteXC: Destiny.
Information
Promotion EliteXC
Date February 10, 2007
Venue DeSoto Civic Center
City Southaven, Mississippi
Attendance 7,200[1]
Event chronology
N/A EliteXC: Destiny ShoXC 1: Noons vs. Berto

EliteXC: Destiny was the inaugural mixed martial arts event by the mixed martial arts organization EliteXC. The event took place on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The main card aired on Showtime, with the undercard was streamed live on the Proelite.com website.

History[edit]

The first EliteXC event ("Destiny") was announced unnamed on November 13th, 2006. The fight card was finalized with less than one month to go before the debut event. The televised portion of the fight card included the return of MMA veterans Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie in the main event. The show also featured the first female MMA event aired live on television between Gina Carano and Julie Kedzie.[2]

The undercard of EliteXC Destiny was streamed free of charge on Proelite.com and ivtasp.com starting at 7 P.M. EST. Heavy site traffic stopped a number of fans from viewing the fight, but many others were able to successfully view the event. As well, an "online chat" that was displayed under the message board, but numerous users complained in various message boards that their comments were not getting through and that the comments that were getting through were either "plants" or hand-selected to be pro-EliteXC.

The event drew a 1.62 household rating on Showtime.[3]

Results[edit]

Main card (Showtime)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Renzo Gracie def. Frank Shamrock DQ (illegal knees) 2 2:00 [a]
Super Heavyweight Antônio Silva def. Wesley Correira TKO (flying knee and punches) 1 3:49
Middleweight Joey Villasenor def. David Loiseau Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight (141 lbs) Gina Carano def. Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Lightweight Charles Bennett def. K.J. Noons KO (punch) 1 3:43
Preliminary card (Proelite.com)
Middleweight Riki Fukuda def. Chris Gates Submission (punches) 1 1:18
Lightweight James Edson Berto def. John Shackelford TKO (punches) 2 2:27
Lightweight Javier Vazquez def. Adriano Pereira Decision (split) 3 5:00
Welterweight Mike Pyle def. Ross Ebanez Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:55
Heavyweight Tim Persey def. Bo Cantrell KO (punches) 1 1:33
  1. ^ Shamrock was disqualified for knees to the head of a grounded opponent.[4]

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