(Braulio Estima on bottom)
If you are going to put on a pay-per-view in this day and age you should have acard that appeals to the widest range of sports fans possible and that isexactly what Shine Fights 3 “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” does. The event takes place May 15th at the CrownColiseum in Fayetteville, NC. Thepay-per-view “on cable and satellite in the United States and Canada” startingat 9 PM costs $29.95.
The main event features former WBA/WBC welterweight champion and former WBCjunior middleweight champion Ricardo Mayorga making debut against nine-time UFCvet Din Thomas, a fight that could be exciting if Mayorga can defend againstThomas’ more well-rounded skills or it could be as one-sided as Thomas’ lastfight in January.
In what is likely going to be a more competitive fight but equally as appealingto non-MMA fans 2009 ADCC Absolute Champion Braulio Estima makes his MMA debutagainst former Olympic judo competitor Rick Hawn who is 5-0 in MMA. Hawn most recently defeated Tom Gallicchio inWCF in February.
For the more traditional MMA fans Luiz Azeredo faces Charles “Krazy Horse”Bennett), Former BodogFIGHT champion and UFC vet Nick Thompson comes off twolosses to fight IFL and M-1 Challenge vet Eduardo Pamplona, ADCC Worlds vetAlexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira expands his MMA career as he takes on IFL vetJamal Patterson, and former EliteXC champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua takes on Pridevet Travis Galbraith.
Din Thomas vs. Ricardo Mayorga
Junior Assuncao vs. Luiz Azeredo
Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Travis Galbraith
Nick Thompson vs. Eduardo Pamplona
Braulio Estima vs. Rick Hawn
Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira vs.Jamal Patterson
Luciano Azevedo vs. Zac George