Ricardo Mayorga arrives in Fayetteville for May 15th “Worlds Collide” showdown

Shine Fights CEO Dismisses Don King “Trickerations” NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2010) – Ricardo Mayorga, Shine Fights, and the city of Fayetteville are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s MMA showdown between Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas at the Crown Coliseum. “Worlds Collide: MAYORGA VS THOMAS” will be broadcast via PPV on cable and satellite in the … Read more

Emmy-Award winning sportscaster Bruce Beck and former boxing world champion Bobby Czyz to serve as broadcast team for “Mayorga vs. Thomas”

SHOWTIME Championship Boxing’s Karyn Bryant joins broadcast as a correspondent NEW YORK, NY (May 11, 2010) – Not only will MMA fans see a great evening of mixed martial arts competition on May 15TH, but they will also hear expert commentary from the broadcast team brought on-board to announce the event. Shine Fights Promotion CEO Devin … Read more

A day in the life of an MMA matchmaker: ProMMAnow.com talks to Shine Fights’ Ron Foster

When Shine Fights matchmaker Ron Foster sat down and penciled in MMA veteran Din Thomas to face the former three-time world champion boxer Ricardo Mayorga as the main event for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide,” he probably never expected the fireworks that would occur leading up to the fight.  First there was the press conference, which got extremely heated … Read more

Shine Fights issues response to Don King’s cease and desist

It was reported earlier today that legendary boxing promoter Don King, after becoming aware of Ricardo Mayorga’s intention to fight Din Thomas in an MMA bout with Shine Fights on May 15, issued a cease and desist order to the mixed martial arts promotion stating Mayorga was under an exclusive promotional contract with Don King … Read more

Shine Fights announces bout between MMA warriors Luciano Azevedo and Zac George

In addition, Charles Bennett will replace injured Junior Assuncao Miami, FL (USA): Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) today announced an exciting undercard matchup to the already stacked “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” pay-per-view fight card, as PRIDE veteran Luciano Azevedo will tangle with rising young star Zac George. This exciting bout will complement the other … Read more

Lightweights Junior Assuncao and Luiz Azeredo meet at “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas”

Miami, FL (USA): A bout between two of the most experienced lightweights on the Shine roster was finalized today, as UFC veteran Junior Assuncao (10-4 MMA, 1-0 Shine) will take on former PRIDE mainstay Luiz “The Joker” Azeredo (12-8 MMA, 0-0 Shine) in a stimulating bout at 155 pounds. The contest will be part of … Read more

The fight before the fight – Ricardo Mayorga takes shot at Din Thomas at Shine Fights press conference *VIDEO*

Sparks flew at yesterday’s press conference to announce “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” the May 15th MMA fight card that will serve as Ricardo Mayorga’s introduction to the sport. The former boxing world champion and his opponent, Din Thomas, began taunting each other from the moment the two entered Victor’s Café in New York City. Thomas, … Read more

Shine Fights update: Canadian MMA veteran Travis Galbraith replaces “Niko” Vitale to take on “Ninja” Rua May 15

Bout will take place at “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” New York, NY April, 12, 2010 (USA): Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) today announced the official signing of the penultimate bout for its upcoming “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” pay-per-view event, as former PRIDE/EliteXC fighter Travis “The Gladiator” Galbraith replaces the injured Falaniko “Niko” Vitale … Read more

Mayorga madness invades MMA in “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs Thomas”

RICARDO MAYORGA IN MMA DEBUT AGAINST TOUGH, TOP RANKED MMA CONTENDER DIN THOMAS ON PAY PER VIEW, SATURDAY. MAY 15, 2010 AT THE CROWN COLISEUM IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA New York, N. Y. – February 24, 2010 – ‘The craziest man in boxing” is bringing his unique brand of insanity to MMA. Some people call … Read more

Shine Fights announces bout between Nick Thompson and Eduardo Pamplona

Fight Will Take Place at “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” Miami, FL (USA): Shine Fights is excited to announce the official signing of a bout between former Bodog Welterweight Champion Nick “The Goat” Thompson (38-12-1) and Brazilian veteran Eduardo Pamplona (12-2). The bout will take place on the main card at “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. … Read more