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Alessio & Daley Possible Contenders For Shields In Elite XC

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The Elite XC welterweight division solidified its first champion last weekend as Jake Shields finally earned his shot and eventually a title win over Nick Thompson. Now with Shields firmly in place as champion, the promotion will now look to find top contenders for the new welterweight title holder.

One fighter who may be able to earn a shot is former Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting veteran, John Alessio, who signed on with Elite XC as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by Vice President Jared Shaw on Tuesday.

Alessio is 5-2 in his last 7 fights and has earned a reputation as one of the toughest match-ups in the 170lb weight class. The Xtreme Couture fighter should make his debut within a few months according to Shaw.




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Post #1   7/31/08 1:41:21PM   

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both alessio and daley are legitimate opponents for shields, although i don't feel either can beat him.

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I think Sheilds would beat both fighters, out of the 2 I would rather see him fight Paul Daley.

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Posted by Rabi

I think Sheilds would beat both fighters, out of the 2 I would rather see him fight Paul Daley.



I am there with you, but how bad for Elitexc would it be if John Alessio beat Shields(not sayinf that it would happen) but after Alessio loses to Sanchez, Brock Larson and Condit he beats there only legitimate WW.

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It woulndt look good at all. It would also be possibly the biggest shock of the year.

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Posted by Rabi

It woulndt look good at all. It would also be possibly the biggest shock of the year.



i wouldn't go that far, alessio is a formidable opponent.

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I would be surprised if he beat Sheilds though.

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Post #7   8/1/08 6:06:09AM