Champion KJ Noons was set to defend his strap against Yves Edwards on April 26 in Hawaii; however, he will now have to wait until June 14 instead.
There was no reason given for the change, but I would think a title fight would be more suitable for the May 31 show on CBS if EliteXC planned to move it.
That's not the case -- apparently it will take place a couple weeks after EliteXC's network debut.
Noons became the lightweight champ last November, defeating Nick Diaz for the vacant belt. He faces a true test in the rejuvenated Edwards.
The self-professed "Thug-jitsu Master" has reeled off three straight wins since joining the prestigious American Top Team camp. He most recently knocked out Edson Berto with a beautiful flying knee while balancing on one leg.
It was a highlight for the ages, and one that is surely going a long way toward continuing to rebuild the confidence Edwards established earlier in his career.
Heres a few thoughts on the fight from Yves:
"K.J.'s tough, but I feel really confident anywhere in the fight. Standing's my thing. K.J. thinks I'm going to take him down, and maybe I will, but my stand-up's nothing to sleep on. He's shown very good skills; his takedown defense looks really, really good. We sparred a couple of times when he was a kid, when he was 17, 18, 19, and he was hard to hit back then. He's beaten some tough guys. He beat Nick Diaz. Not a lot of guys can say that."
This looks to be a great fight no matter when it takes place. Definitely don't miss it.