Middleweight champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua defends his title against "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler in this "Rumble in Hawaii." The EliteXC fight card includes famous fighters such as American Gladiator Gina Carano and "Smokin" Joe Villasenor.
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RUMBLE IN HAWAII. Two warriors ... one title! From the famed Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil emerges the newly crowned EliteXC middleweight champion, Murilo "Ninja" Rua. Fresh off capturing the coveted title, "Ninja" immediately sets to defend his belt against Number One contender, Miletich-trained, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler!
Also featured: Coming off his legendary bout with Japanese champion Takanori Gomi, Nick Diaz makes his return to the cage as he takes on Hawaiian slugger, "Iron" Mike Aina; female mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano (American Gladiators) goes head to head with colorful grappler Tonya Evinger; rising welterweight, Jake "The American Dream" Shields takes on Hawaiian jiu-jitsu legend Renato "Charuto" Verissimo; and it's East versus West as Japan's "Killer Bee" Riki Fukuda challenges tough-as-nails "Smokin'" Joe Villasenor. Let the battle begin!
FIGHT CARD: EliteXC Middleweight Championship Fight: Murilo "Ninja" Rua (Champion) vs. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler (Challenger) Nick Diaz vs. "Iron" Mike Aina Gina Carano vs. Tonya Evinger Jake Shields vs. Renato "Charuto" Verissimo "Smokin'" Joe Villasenor vs. "Killer Bee" Riki Fukuda