The first Shine Fight event is still four days away - it goes down this Saturday, May 9th in Columbus, Ohio, and features Antwain Britt (6-2) vs. Antonio Mendes (16-4) - but the fledgling promotion is already hard at work on their second show.
Shine will travel south to Miami on July 25th for a card loaded with Brazilian fighters. In the main event, Roan "Jucão" Carneiro (12-8) faces countryman Jorge "Macaco" Patino (22-11-1). Carneiro was originally scheduled to face Ronald Jhun on this weekend's show, but the bout was scrapped due to "unforseen circumstances." Now the Carlson Gracie black belt will try to end the hard luck skid which ran him out of the UFC with a win over Chute Boxe Sao Paulo's top "Monkey."
In co-featured bouts, Brazilian Top Team's "Miltinho" Viera (9-6-1) will have his second-ever bout on American soil against Thug-Jitsu practicioner Carlo Prater (23-6-1), and the "White Bear," Jean Silva (15-8-3), will make his first appearance in over a year against two-time Rio Heroes champ Flavio Alvaro (24-6). Also lining the undercard are DREAM FWGP participant Micah Miller (10-3), Dave Terrel (5-2) (aka Not That Dave Terrell) and the excellent Vanessa Porto (8-3). Porto takes on rising Gracie Fusion prospect Ediene "India" Gomes (3-0).
Shine Fights 2
July 25, 2009
Roan "Jucão" Carneiro (12-8) vs. Jorge "Macaco" Patino (22-11-1)
Milton "Miltinho" Viera (9-6-1) vs. Carlo Prater (23-6-1)
Jean Silva (15-8-3) vs. Flavio Alvaro (24-6)
Dave Terrel (5-2) vs. Koa Ramos (5-0)
Fabiano Capoani (4-4-1) vs. Dave Branch (3-0)
Kyle Watson (12-6-1) vs. Ryan Healy (10-5-1)
Vanessa Porto (8-3) vs. Ediene "India" Gomes (3-0)
Micah Miller (10-3) vs. Juan Barrantes (7-4)