Jordan Kaye sent along the following:
ProElite just announced the signing of two new fighters — Jake Shields and Murilo “Ninja” Rua.
Both fighters will appear in the next EliteXC fight on May 5.
Team: Team Gracie Fighter
Style: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, and Muay Thai
Weight: 170 lbs.
Fighting out of: San Fransisco , CA
Biggest Win: Hayato Sakurai
Jake Shields is known for his technical grappling ability and amazing cardio. The 2 time All American at Cuesta College is currently ranked #6 in the world by MMAweekly and has won his last 5 fights. He joins his training partner and the #9 ranked welterweight in the world, Nick Diaz, on the EliteXC roster. Jake will be making his EliteXC debut on May 5th.
His highlights include:
-Rumble on the Rock Welterweight GP Champion in 2006.
-Former Shooto Champion
-3rd place in the World Submission Championships -Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Team: Chute Box
Style: Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu
Weight: 185 lbs.
Fighting out of: Curitiba , Brazil
Biggest Win: Mario Sperry
Murilo “Ninja” Rua comes from the world famous Chute Box camp in Brazil , home of Vanderlei Silva and brother Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Only 27 years old, Ninja has already fought some of the best fighters in the world. He is a very well rounded fighter and known for his ultra aggressive style.
He will be a perfect addition to the EliteXC middleweight division, which already boasts David Loiseau and Joey Villasenor. Ninja will make his US debut on EliteXC's May 5th card.