They released a big ass press release a few days ago on a bunch of MMA websites....didn't see it posted here...FYI Shine website is horrible and has little to no information on anything. Even in their press release they say to visit them on their Facebook page or check their youtube page out for updates. Shine Fights: 'Krazy Horse' in for Assuncao; Azevedo vs George added to 'Worlds Collide' - MMA Mania
Luciano Azevedo (16-8) is known for being the only MMA fighter to defeat dominant WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, who successfully defended his belt this past weekend. Over the course of his seven-year professional career, the veteran Azevedo has fought all over the world, making a name for himself due to his unrelenting determination and his obvious love for fighting.... |
Standing across the ring from Azevedo on May 15th will be Zac George (19-3 with 16 finishes).....Currently riding a six-fight winning streak, the Team Quest product is excited about the opportunity to face a world class fighter like Azevedo.....In addition to the Azevedo-George bout, Shine Fight also announced a substitution to another recently revealed bout. News of a scrap between Luiz "The Joker" Azeredo and Junior Assuncao was released last week. Unfortunately, Assuncao suffered an injury, and has had to be replaced.
Now fighting Azeredo will be well-known MMA star Charles "Kid Khaos" Bennett (22-16-2). Bennett is a longtime-veteran of MMA who has fought some of the biggest names in the sport, including current StrikeForce fighter K.J. Noons, Japanese superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri, former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi and former WEC featherweight kingpin Urijah Faber.
A colorful character that has made a name for himself for both his exciting fights and unorthodox lifestyle, "Kid Khaos" is also known for his claims that ground fighting "is like making love...it's not real fighting." Suffice to say he will bring a very different approach to Azeredo than Assuncao would have. About the fight, Bennett says, "I win, he lose. I'm training, so we'll see what training is doing. I was winning without training, so we'll see what I can do now."
Luiz "The Joker" Azeredo stands as one of only four men to defeat the current pound-for-pound king and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Following his professional debut in 1997, Azeredo has stepped up the competition one fight after another, continuing to put on acclaimed performances each time he steps into the ring.
"The Joker" holds an impressive win over the UFC's Paul Daley, a victory which ranks as one of his crowning achievements. He is also known to fight fans for participating in one of the most memorable PRIDE bouts in history alongside fellow Shine fighter Luiz Firmino.
These two bouts join the previously announced 160-pound catchweight main event between former boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga and MMA veteran Din Thomas, as well as a co-main event bout between Murilo "Ninja" Rua and Canadian warrior Travis "The Gladiator" Galbraith.
In addition, a welterweight contest between MMA veteran Nick "The Goat" Thompson and Brazilian star Eduardo Pamplona will entertain Shine fans. Also, a surefire ground war is set to take place at 175 pounds between 2009 ADCC Absolute Champion Braulio Estima and former Olympic Judo competitor Rick Hawn, and grappling specialists Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferrara and Jamal "The Suit" Patterson will also do battle.
I took a little bit out, at the start, but....DAMN....go Shine. Hope that Crazy Horse...or as the press release calls him "Kid Khaos" shows up healthy and ready to fight, glad they probably aren't drug testing.
And Ninja Rua against Travis Galbraith who was KOd by a sweet head kick a couple months ago at an MFC show.
I got confused the first time I read the article confusing Azeredo with Azevedo...good gimmick/promo tool...the guy who beat Aldo and a guy that beat Anderson Silva.
Definitely gonna watch this one...not sure how...says it's on PPV, but I am pretty sure the last PPV event from Shine was only available in Canada through one satellite company (Bell) and I don't have them.