MIAMI, FL (USA) – Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for, Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World, will now be available to the whole world as a free live online stream. Via www.shinefights.com, fans worldwide will now have the ability to watch the weigh-in live from the convenience of their computer on Thursday, September 3rd 2009 at 9pm EST/6pm PST.
Held at Finnigan’s on the River in downtown Miami, the venue is an open-air sprawling restaurant/bar that boasts a stage, rooftop deck, pool, numerous open-air bars and boat dock. The weigh-in’s are open to the public and start at 5pm. Immediately following the weigh-in is a pre-fight press conference that will begin for the attending media featuring the Main Card fighters on the stage and Preliminary Card in the audience.
Facilitated by Audio Eye, Inc., provider of live and on-demand pay-per-view interactive solutions, the quality of the online broadcast will rival any high-quality television feed.
“As we continue to grow it is important to provide as much access to the activities during a Shine fight week to fans worldwide as possible,” says Devin Price, CEO of Shine.”
Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World will be available online as a pay-per-view stream. With a presale price point of $9.95 for the live stream, the event is an affordable world-class option for home or business use. From the guys sports night or a bar and grill “Friday Night Fights” promotion, Shine 2 is the perfect streaming start to Labor Day Weekend 2009. The feed will be available up until the day of the show, but the presale ends on September 3. The stream will be available on September 4 for $14.95. Residents in South Florida will be unable to receive this feed due to the proximity to the event.
As one of the most anticipated fight cards in Miami history, Shine has proven its ability to put together world-class cards and now the ability to distribute the feed to MMA fans worldwide. The live pay-per-view streaming option is a new service that Shine will begin with the American Top Team vs. The World card and extend to all future Shine Fight Promotion events. The feed will boast both an English and a Portuguese commentary option with notables like Dorian Price servicing as an English color commentator and Jorge Gurgel as the Portuguese color commentator and in-cage interviewer.
Founded in 2003, Audio Eye, Inc., has developed patent pending, Internet content publication and distribution software that enables the conversion of any media into accessible formats allowing for real time distribution to end users on any connected device. The focus of the company is on creating better and more comprehensive access to Internet, print, broadcast and other media to al people regardless of their network connection, device, location, or any disabilities or disadvantages an individual may have.
Audio Eye solutions include comprehensive E-Learning and E-Commerce systems as well as a variety of Internet publishing products and services that enable customers to create and deliver accessible and highly scalable web-based applications.
Already enhanced with the announcement of a performance by Universal Republic recording artist and South Florida resident, Black Dada, with the smash single, “Imma Zoe” bubbling on radio across the country, the addition of online pay-per-view is sure to stamp Shine Fight Promotions with a seal of greatness.
A glance at the bouts include: Roan Carneiro, Jorge Patino, Ryan Healy, Luiz Firmino, Flavio Alvaro, Jean Silva, Marcus Aurelio, Yves Edwards, Brian Fuery, Junior Assuncao, Herbert Goodman and Micah Miller, making this the most stacked card of world-class athletes to ever hit Miami.
American Top Team is one of the largest and most active Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) teams in the world. The team has over 1,000 members, more than fifty of whom compete professionally in MMA, Western Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, and Muay Thai events all over the world. American Top Team has rapidly developed a reputation of success and has consistently produced many MMA and BJJ champions on an individual and team basis. Named the best place to train in MMA in the state of Florida and recognized as a champion making team by UFC President Dana White, American Top Team is the premier source for quality MMA athletes in Florida. By placing the majority of the card with American Top Team fighters, this card truly pays homage to Floridians filled with hometown pride.
Roan “Jucao” Carneiro was one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s rising stars when he entered the promotion in April 2007 against Rich Clementi at UFC Fight Night 9. That bout resulted in a hard fought unanimous decision victory that showcased his hardnosed style. A loss to Jon Fitch two months later was then redeemed by a win over B.J. Penn protégé, Tony DeSousa and then back-to back losses to Kevin Burns and Ryo Chonan. The last loss sent Carneiro out of the UFC and his first return to the cage is now within Shine Fight Promotions. Having battled some of the best fighters in the world, Carneiro is ready to get back on the road to redemption.
Jorge “Macaco” Patino defines the word MMA veteran battling professionally since 1995. From the inception of MMA, Patino has been in the mix battling within the vale tudo (anything goes) circuit in Brazil. From the outset, Patino began his career with nine straight wins with six of the nine captured in the first round.
Making his debut outside of Brazil in the UFC, Patino fought Pat Miletich for the Lightweight Championship at UFC 18. What ensued was a whirlwind tour that took Patino to Japan and all over the continental U.S. where he maintained his reputation as an elite fighter.
Current fight card:
- Jorge “Macaco” Patino vs. Roan “Jucao” Carneiro
- Ryan “Irish Assassin” Healy vs. Luiz “Buscape” Firmino
- Flavio “Sobrevivente” Alvaro vs. Jean “White Bear” Silva
- Yves Edwards vs. James Warfield
- Peter Grimes vs. Junior Assuncao
- Anthony Morrison vs. Micah Miller
- Herbert “Whisper” Goodman vs. James Brasco
- Phil Friedman vs. Brian Fuery
- Danny Chavez vs. Jonatas Gurgel
About Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World
As the second event for Shine Fight Promotions, “Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World” is appropriately named for its inception and the birth of true world-class competition. Shine Fight Promotions matchmakers, Ron Foster and Dorian Price, both fighters themselves, are committed to scouring the globe to pit only the best fighters against one another. Shine 2 will be aired via tape delay on The Fight Network (Canada) on September 12th 2009 and will available live and on demand via www.shinefights.com. The second Shine offering is filled with fighters from the best training camps and MMA gyms from across the world to battle the elite fighters from the American Top Team including: Gold Team Fighters (Sao Paulo), Matt Hughes’ H.I.T. Squad (Granite City IL), Team Quest (Portland, OR / Temecula, CA), Renzo Gracie Academy (New York, NY), Chute Boxe (Rio De Janeiro), CSW Richmond (Richmond, VA), Ascension MMA (Atlanta, GA) and ThugJuitsu. The event is available on The Fight Network (Canada) and online pay-per-view via ShineFights.com with varied language translation commentary options.
About Shine Fight Promotions, LLC:
Shine Fight Promotions, LLC is a U.S. based enterprise that seeks to raise the awareness of the art, discipline, respect, passion, and talent that is mixed martial arts (MMA) to the global marketplace. Founded by MMA Fighter/Thai Boxer, Dorian Price along with his brother, Devin Price, Shine is committed to the growth and development of MMA creating a positive experience for both fighters and fans. Shine works diligently to put on fights that fighter’s want and that fans want to watch by arranging the most competitive and interesting matches. Shine Fight Promotions seeks to grow through innovation, high production values, dramatic and engaging fights, and the promotion of authentic MMA.