Blaisdel Arena to host June 14 EliteXC

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5/12/08 2:07:37PM
Blaisdel Arena, a 9,000-capacity venue located in downtown Honolulu, will host EliteXC's June 14 event in Hawaii.

The main card of the "EliteXC: Hawaii 2," currently headlined by a fight between EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons (6-2) and Yves Edwards (34-13-1), airs on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw today confirmed the event details, including the hosting venue and latest fight card, with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Noons will return to action for the first time since November, when he defeated Nick Diaz for the first-ever EliteXC lightweight title. Noons excelled as an underdog and battered his veteran opponent with a number of blows that caused multiple facial cuts. A doctor intervened after the first round, which prompted a TKO victory for Noons.

He puts his title on the line against Edwards, a former UFC and PRIDE fighter. Edwards had suffered three straight losses, with five defeats in six fights, before bouncing back for a current three-fight win streak in EliteXC and HDNet Fights. He most recently defeated James Edson Berto via flying knee. The first-round TKO came back in February at "EliteXC: Street Certified."

The latest confirmed card for the June 14 event now includes:

* Champ K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards (for EliteXC lightweight title)
* Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey
* Tony Bonello vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua
* Dave Herman vs. Ron Waterman
* Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao

Although unannounced and unconfirmed, "The Ultimate Fightert 7" cast member Paul Bradley, who was sent home in the season's third episode because of a contagious skin condition, could also be booked for the event. He recently inked a deal with ProElite, Inc., after the UFC declined to sign him to a contract.http://mmajunkie.com/news/4325/blaisdel-arena-to-host-june-14-elitexc.mma
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