Five fighters will likely compete on the under card of "Saturday Night Fights on CBS III" at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., on October 4.
In a 160-pound bout, BJ Penn-trainee Mike Aina (9-6-1) will face off against Florida native James Edson Berto (14-5-1) -- this bout is official. UFC veterans Crafton Wallace (15-3-1) and Seth Petruzelli (9-4), as well as undefeated Muay Thai specialist Lorenzo Borgomeo (4-0), are also expected to be in action against yet to be determined opponents.
Aina opened a lot of eyes with a strong performance against number one division contender Nick Diaz at Elite XC: "Uprising" last September. In fact, many people believe the Hawaiian got hosed in the split decision loss. He took a brief hiatus from competition and was able to rebound with a unanimous decision victory over Kaleo Kwan at "Return of the King" nine months later.
Berto has been competitive in all four of his fights under the Elite XC banner, but has fallen victim to two highlight reel knockouts at the hands of now champion KJ Noons and former number one contender Yves Edwards. He was victorious in the other two bouts, finishing John Shackleford and Victor Valenzuela each in impressive fashion.
Wallace was unsuccessful in two trips to the UFC octagon while facing stellar competition in Nate Marquardt and Martin Kampmann. Since the loss to Marquardt near the end of 2006, he has ran off four consecutive wins in the smaller shows. He is a great athlete and belongs in one of the top organizations such as Elite XC.
Borgomeo is the childhood best friend of UFC fighter Alessio Sakara. Sakara introduced his pal to MMA, bringing him to the United States to train with one of the top camps around at American Top Team. He made his Elite XC debut in February at "Street Certified" with a second round submission victory over Mike Bernhard.
Nobody has been able to last past the second round against the Italian.
None of the four bouts are expected to make the CBS telecast, but each should be exciting fights for the fans at the Bank Atlantic Center on October 4. Elite XC usually streams the under card fights live on ProElite.com. However, the promotion has not officially announced plans to do that for this event, but we'll let you know if and when they do.
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