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Malaipet vs David Douglas Elite XC fight scheduled September 26

Malaipet vs David Douglas Elite XC
A 160-pound fight has been signed between Malaipet "The Diamond" Sasiprapa (3-2) and David Douglas (3-1) for the upcoming Sho XC 8 event at the Chumash Hotel & Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., on September 26, according to

Douglas' lone loss was the first fight of his career to world-ranked Jeff Curran in 2005. He took a two year break from competition after the loss and has reeled off three straight impressive wins ever since. He was a part of the swing bout for the July 26 second installment of "Saturday Night Fights on CBS" against Marlon Mathias.

Despite handling Mathias in 12 seconds with a technical knockout from strikes, the bout did not make the telecast.

He competed three weeks later at the Sho XC 7 on August 15 against William Jacobson. Again Douglas scored an early technical knockout victory, which apparently impressed the powers that be at Elite XC enough to earn himself some airtime on the September 26 Sho XC Showtime event.

Malaipet has gone (1-1) under the Elite XC banner. The loss was to Thomas Denny at Sho XC 5 back in March. He was disqualified after illegally elbowing Denny numerous times to the back of the head.

He was rumored to be a part of the July 26 "Unfinished Business" card, but was forced off with a minor injury. The bout against Douglas will be his first fight since the loss to Denny.

Jon Murphy is also scheduled to face Shane Del Rosario in a heavyweight tilt on the same evening, and Bao Quach will challenge Wilson Reis for the company's first ever featherweight title in the main event of Sho XC 8.

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