EliteXC: Heat was a mixed martial arts event held by EliteXC on October 4, 2008 in Sunrise, Florida at the Bank Atlantic Center.
It was the third and final EliteXC show to be featured on CBS and marked the return of fighters Jake Shields, Gina Carano, and Kimbo Slice. A last minute injury to Ken Shamrock the day of the show pulled him out of the main event. Kimbo Slice opted to fight anyway against Seth Petruzelli, a Light Heavyweight originally scheduled to face Aaron Rosa on the undercard. In addition, the show included a co-promoted Heavyweight bout with Affliction featuring former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski facing the last and only reigning IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy Nelson.
Kimbo Slice's loss to Seth Petruzelli, and the subsequent controversy that occurred due to a supposed "stand up" bonus for Petruzelli, if he were willing to not take the fight to the mat, is considered one of the main reasons for EliteXC's demise.
|Lightweight||Nicolae Cury||Jorge Bouchat||Submission (Reverse Triangle Choke)||1||1:35|
|Bantamweight||Bryan Hamade||David Gomez||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||2:03|
|Welterweight||Mikey Gomez||Lorenzo Borgomeo||Submission (Armbar)||2||4:06|
|Lightweight||Conor Heun||James Edson Berto||TKO (Punches and Elbows)||2||2:18|
|Women's Bout||Cristiane Santos||Yoko Takahashi||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Middleweight||Benji Radach||Murilo Rua||TKO (Punches)||2||2:31|
|Women's bout||Gina Carano||Kelly Kobold||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||Roy Nelson||KO (Punch)||2||3:14|
|Welterweight||Jake Shields||Paul Daley||Submission (Armbar)||2||3:47||Shields defended EliteXC Welterweight Championship|
|Heavyweight||Seth Petruzelli||Kevin Ferguson||TKO (Punches)||1||0:14|
- Seth Petruzelli ($50,000) def. Kimbo Slice ($500,000)
- Jake Shields ($50,000) def. Paul Daley ($12,000)
- Andrei Arlovski ($500,000) def. Roy Nelson ($80,000)
- Gina Carano ($25,000) def. Kelly Kobold ($6,000)
- Benji Radach ($30,000) def. Murilo “Ninja” Rua ($35,000)
- Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos ($8,000) def. Yoko Takahashi ($2,000)
- Conor Heun ($5,000) def. Edson Berto ($5,000)
- Mikey Gomez ($4,000) def. Lorenzo Borgomeo ($1,500)
- Nicolae Curry ($1,500) def. Jorge Boechat ($1,000)
- Bryan Hamade ($1,000) def. David Gomez ($1,000)
EliteXC “Heat” Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $ 1,318,000