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Elite XC makes 'Unfinished Business' official for CBS on July 26 (Update)

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We all knew it was coming, but today Elite XC officially announced its second installment of "Saturday Night Fights" on CBS -- "Unfinished Business" is set to take place at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif., on Saturday, July 26.

In addition, as earlier reported the promotion will indeed split the event into a co-telecast between CBS and Showtime. Therefore, Showtime will air three high profile fights from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m ET, culminating with the first ever Elite XC heavyweight championship title bout between Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and an unnamed opponent.

When pressed for the possible challenger, Elite XC officials would not budge on Silva's potential opponent at this time. However, International Fight League (IFL) champ Roy "Big Country" Nelson and Dave "Pee Wee" Herman have both been mentioned in the past couple weeks as possibilities.

Update: is reporting that Segei Kharitonov is the possible opponent lined up for Silva. Stay tuned for more details.

In addition, 145-pound standout and Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud Wilson Reis is also rumored to be a part of the Showtime portion of the event.

The main card that will air on network television (CBS) will feature the Elite XC middleweight title rematch between champion, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, and challenger, Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith, as the main event. There is indeed plenty of unfinished business between the two after an all out war was prematurely stopped on the first CBS event because of an inadvertent thumb to Smith's eye.

CBS will air three other fights during its two-hour portion of the co-telecast, running from 9:00 p.m through 11:00 p.m. Two of those three fights have been confirmed, including the inaugural Elite XC welterweight title fight between Jake Shields and Nick "The Goat" Thompson, as well as a lightweight showdown between hometown fighter Nick Diaz and Thomas "Wildman" Denny.

The other fight rumored to be aired on CBS is a womens match that will decide Gina Carano's opponent for the company's first womens championship in October. That fight is believed to be between Shayna Baszler and Kelly Kobald.

Seven fights in all, including three title fights, will be on display via Showtime and CBS in Stockton, Calif., on July 26. There were mixed reviews for the first "SNF" event, but the ratings told a different story. It will be interesting to see how Elite XC does with its second bite at the primetime apple.

We'll keep you posted as more news is revealed involving this event.

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