Elevated to one of the major fights of Shine Fights, on May 15, Eduardo Pamplona lamented the cancellation of the event, which happened just hours before he was to climb into the ring. The fighter told us how it happened.
Saturday was supposed to settle the age-old dispute of how a high-level boxer would do against a high-level mixed martial artist, when former world champion boxer Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga was set to make his MMA debut against former UFC star Din "Dinyero" Thomas.
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) today announced the official signing of another main card bout for its upcoming “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” event, as 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club 88-kilogram/Absolute division champion and Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom Braulio Estima (0-0) will make his MMA debut against 2004 Olympic judo competitor Rick Hawn (6-0). The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 175 lbs.