Reason for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide” cancellation explained

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Although infamous boxing promoter Don King knocked out the Shine Fights “Worlds Collide” main event between Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas this past weekend, it was actually the organization’s own fault which ultimately caused the show to get shut down according to Terrance Merriweather, the North Carolina Boxing Authority Superintendent. The actual … Read more

Breaking News: “Shine Fights 3 – Worlds Collide” cancelled

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide” has been stopped by the North Carolina State Athletic Commission. The event, which was to feature the MMA debut of professional boxer Ricardo Mayorga, started running into problems last week when Don King Productions filed a cease and desist ordering Shine Fights to immediately stop all promotion … Read more

Pro MMA counter-programming alert: Spike TV to air “UFC’s Ultimate Fights” this Saturday, May 15

MMA fans will certainly have their fair share of televised action to choose from this weekend. With Shine Fights broadcasting boxing bad boy Ricardo Mayorga vs. Din Thomas on pay-per-view, and Strikeforce bringing out the “Heavy Artillery” with Brett Rogers taking on heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem on Showtime, the UFC has decided to lob its … Read more

A day in the life of an MMA matchmaker: 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

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

“The Big Frog” Jeff Curran stomps Tomohiko Hori at “Worlds Collide”

Jeff Curran wins at XFO 34.

Near sell-out crowd on-hand to take in all the action

Chicago, IL (USA): “WORLDS COLLIDE” was certainly an appropriate title for XFO 34, which took place this past Saturday, December 5th, live in Lakemoor, IL. Returning after a three year absence from his home promotion, “The Big Frog” Jeff Curran clashed with the extremely tough Tomohiko Hori, a Japan native who is a training partner of former Curran opponent and current WEC bantamweight contender Takeya Mizugaki.

A UFC/WEC/PRIDE/StrikeForce veteran and submission specialist, Curran scrapped with Hori in a back-and-forth battle that saw both men giving and getting punishment.

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Jeff Curran returns to action against Tomohiko Hori on Dec. 5 at “XFO 34: Worlds Collide”

XFO: Worlds Collide - Dec. 5
XFO: Worlds Collide - Dec. 5

“The Big Frog” Jeff Curran’s Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO) presents “XFO 34: World’s Collide” on Dec. 5 at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility in Lakemoor, Ill.

The main event features current Strikeforce fighter* Jeff Curran (30-12-1), taking on Japanese star Tomohiko Hori (10-7-5) in a bantamweight showdown. The fight will be Curran’s second in under a  month. On Nov. 7, he defeated Dustin Neace via submission at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.”

The win was a big deal for Curran, who was coming off a four straight losses in the WEC prior to his win over Neace. Now back on track, Curran does not want to waste any time in keeping the momentum going.

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