Middleweight Joey Villasenor will fight at EliteXC "Showdown" on September 20 at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The promotion today announced the event and Villasenor's participation.
Villasenor (26-6) trains out of Greg Jackson's camp in Albuquerque and is considered a contender for Robbie Lawler's EliteXC title. Villasenor, a former King of the Cage champion, fell short in his first attempt for the EliteXC title, losing by TKO to Murilo "Ninja" Rua at a Strikeforce-EliteXC co-promoted event in June 2007. Other than that loss, Villasenor has been victorious in his other four fights with EliteXC, and most recently stopped Phil Baroni at the inaugural CBS-EliteXC "Saturday Night Fights" event.
Villasenor has won four out of his last five.
Looks like he's trying to move into another contender position. His last loss was to Ninja. His opponent has not been determined as of yet. But he's rolling. He's a solid compeditor and I can't wait to see who he fights and what he brings.
I think he's got good hands, and at middleweight it gives the other guys something to think about.
I wouldn't mind seeing him face Scott Smith.