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Elite XC seeks Las Vegas promoters license

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EliteXC may be headed to Las Vegas.

The company has filed for a promoters license in Nevada, Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletics Commission (NSAC), said in a recent chat with the Las Vegas Sun.

Promoters must get a license to hold sanctioned fights in the state. Kizer said granting the license would likely be discussed at a commission meeting in the nex 45 days.

"I know they really want to do a show in Nevada," Kizer said. "I think they would do well here."

Las Vegas is home to the UFC corporate headquarters.

The UFC routinely sells out venues on the Strip. However, with the exception of two Pride shows in late 2006 and early 2007, rival promotions have not ventured into the city that bills itself as the "Fight Capital of the World."

In the chat, Kizer also said it’s likely that today’s UFC 86 will be one of the top five MMA gates in Nevada history. That would mean Zuffa is set to earn at least $3.3 million with tonight’s live attendance. The number one MMA gate in the state remains Liddell-Ortiz II at $5.3 million.

It would be tough to break that record in Mandalay Bay. The MGM Grand -- site of the top gate -- holds more than 2,000 more people than Mandalay.

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