EliteXC: Destiny was the inaugural mixed martial arts event by the mixed martial arts organization EliteXC. The event took place on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The main card aired on Showtime, with the undercard was streamed live on the Proelite.com website.
The poster for EliteXC: Destiny.
|Date||February 10, 2007|
|Venue||DeSoto Civic Center|
The first EliteXC event ("Destiny") was announced unnamed on November 13th, 2006. The fight card was finalized with less than one month to go before the debut event. The televised portion of the fight card included the return of MMA veterans Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie in the main event. The show also featured the first female MMA event aired live on television between Gina Carano and Julie Kedzie.
The undercard of EliteXC Destiny was streamed free of charge on Proelite.com and ivtasp.com starting at 7 P.M. EST. Heavy site traffic stopped a number of fans from viewing the fight, but many others were able to successfully view the event. As well, an "online chat" that was displayed under the message board, but numerous users complained in various message boards that their comments were not getting through and that the comments that were getting through were either "plants" or hand-selected to be pro-EliteXC.
|Main card (Showtime)|
|Middleweight||Renzo Gracie||def.||Frank Shamrock||DQ (illegal knees)||2||2:00||[a]|
|Super Heavyweight||Antônio Silva||def.||Wesley Correira||TKO (flying knee and punches)||1||3:49|
|Middleweight||Joey Villasenor||def.||David Loiseau||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (141 lbs)||Gina Carano||def.||Julie Kedzie||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Lightweight||Charles Bennett||def.||K.J. Noons||KO (punch)||1||3:43|
|Preliminary card (Proelite.com)|
|Middleweight||Riki Fukuda||def.||Chris Gates||Submission (punches)||1||1:18|
|Lightweight||James Edson Berto||def.||John Shackelford||TKO (punches)||2||2:27|
|Lightweight||Javier Vazquez||def.||Adriano Pereira||Decision (split)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Mike Pyle||def.||Ross Ebanez||Submission (rear naked choke)||1||1:55|
|Heavyweight||Tim Persey||def.||Bo Cantrell||KO (punches)||1||1:33|
- Shamrock was disqualified for knees to the head of a grounded opponent.
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