COCONUT CREEK, FL (USA) – UFC & PRIDE veteran, Marcus Aurelio has been cancelled from the Shine 2 show. As a replacement for Aurelio, PRIDE & UFC veteran, Yves Edwards will be added to what is still the most phenomenal card 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.’
Beginning his professional career in 1997, Edwards is the definition of a warrior. Having fought MMA stalwarts like: Nate Marquardt, Caol Uno, Thomas Denny, Josh Thompson and Matt Serra, Edwards has complied an impressive veteran’s record of 35-14-1. A list of some of Edwards past victims include: Dokojonosuke Mishima, Josh Thompson, Rich Clementi, Pete Spratt and Aaron Riley among myriad others. Known for his aggressive extremely athletic style, Edwards is the perfect replacement for Aurelio as the two both always come prepared to do battle.
Now on a two-fight losing streak, Yves Edwards is ready to get back into the winner’s circle and has entered South Florida’s premiere MMA show, Shine.
His opponent is none other than World Extreme Cage Fighting veteran, Carlo Prater. Fresh off of a unanimous decision win, Prater is 24-6 with most of his wins coming by submission. With Aurelio at 18-7 with 11 submission victories this will be a lightweight battle not to be missed.