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

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

Din Thomas signs with Shine Fights; wants Ricardo Mayorga first

Photo: Sine Fights - Din Thomas wants to test himself against professional boxer Ricardo Mayorga.

Ohio (USA): On the heels of “Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World,” one of the biggest MMA events in Florida history, Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) is excited to announce the signing of the newest addition to its rapidly developing world-class roster, ATT member Din “Dinyero” Thomas.

Thomas is a nine-time UFC veteran, and is one of the top fight names in the world. Details of the contract will not be released, and “Dinyero” is slated to make his Shine debut in early 2010.

An experienced veteran who has been professionally competing since 1998, Thomas is excited about the opportunity to join a growing promotion like Shine. “I signed my contract to fight, and I’m happy,” he stated simply.

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