Mario Stapel to face Yves Edwards at Shine 2

H.I.T Squad team member and German mixed martial artist, Mario Stapel has been announced as the opponent for American Top Team member, Yves Edwards at Shine 2 on Sept. 4.

UFC & PRIDE veteran, Marcus Aurelio had been cancelled from the Shine 2 show. As a replacement for Aurelio, PRIDE & UFC veteran, Yves Edwards was added to what is now one of the most phenomenal fight cards to ever hit Miami, Shine 2. As a member of the American Top Team, Yves Edwards joins his fighting family on the card, which is appropriately sub-titled, ‘American Top Team vs. The World.’

Starting his career in 2000, Stapel began on a 3-fight win streak. With fights against notable fighters like Duane “Bang” Ludwig, The Ultimate Fighter Season 9 finalist, Andre Winner and Shine Fighter Beau Baker. Coming off of a first round submission win over Harris Sarmiento at Shine 1, Stapel is ready to step up to the challenge Yves Edwards is ready to dish out.

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Catching up with the H.I.T. SQUAD: PRO MMA gym spotlight

In this edition of PRO MMA GYM SPOTLIGHT, we are focusing on the H.I.T. SQUAD located in Granite City, Illinois. Among other fighters, the H.I.T. SQUAD is home to the most dominant welterweight champion in the history of the UFC, Matt Hughes. Hence the name: Hughes Intensive Training = H.I.T. SQUAD

PRO MMA (promma.info) had the privilege of speaking to one of the founding members of the H.I.T. SQUAD, who was also assistant coach for Team Hughes on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 6, Marc Fiore. Marc is not only the Head Trainer at the H.I.T. SQUAD, he is also the main Wrestling/Grappling Coach, fighter manager, corner-man, bus driver, and much more.

Marc brought us up to date on everything going on with the H.I.T. SQUAD including the team going undefeated this past weekend, the gym, classes they offer, their up and coming fighters, Matt Hughes preparing for his upcoming fight with Matt Serra, Robbie Lawler training for his upcoming bout with Jake Shields, if Robbie would ever fight an old rival, and much more.

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