The was tipped off that the young Shine Fights promotion is continuing to thrive and show promise by reeling in impressive acquisitions to their growing roster.

The latest signing is Luta-Livre wizard and Renovacao Fight Team member Luciano Azevedo, who is best known for being the only man to beat (and finish) Jose Aldo, who is the newly crowned WEC champion and #1 featherweight fighter in the world.  Azevedo also agreed to venture up a weight class for the opportunity to face Hayato "Mach" Sakurai in Pride.  In addition to Aldo, Azevedo holds wins over Rodrigo Damm, Din Thomas, and he just triangled Jean Silva in the first round at WFE 5.

The has been supporting Luciano Azevedo in his quest to cross the pond and make a splash in the American MMA scene.  Anyone who has ever seen an Azevedo fight can attest to the insane pace he holds throughout, his tenacious and well-rounded striking onslaught, and the Luta-Livre based ground game that allows him to thoroughly devour opponents on the mat.  He is one of the most exciting fighters in the game today.

Shine Fights has also picked up former Chute Boxe striker and Luta Livre black belt Daniel Acacio, who is riding a three-fight win streak after falling to the talented Mamed Khalidov, who just KO'd top middleweight Jorge Santiago in Sengoku.  Acacio had an exciting and memorable run in Pride FC:  he showed the best way to handle guard-pullers by annihilating Daiju Takase with soccer kicks, edged the crafty Kazuo Misaki on the score cards, and lost to Akihiro Gono in Bushido 9's Gran Prix.  Check out Acacio's highlight reel here.

The final pick-up for Shine Fights is a hot prospect, mostly unknown in the states, named Amilcar Alves.  Alves is a rising star out of the stacked Nova Uniao team with a 10-1 record who is currently enjoying an impressive seven-fight stretch in the "W" column.  Alves has the sound grappling pedigree one would expect from a member of the prestigious Nova Uniao camp, but also boasts a deadly striking repertoire to lock him in as a very formidable and well-rounded adversary. 

Another key move for Shine Fights was inking a deal with colorful boxer Ricardo Mayorga, and they have already held two events with surprisingly enticing match-ups that feature well-renowned names in MMA, such as Yves Edwards, Roan Carneiro, Luiz "Buscape" Firmino, Jorge "Macaco" Patino, and Micah Miller.  Please join us in supporting Shine Fights in their strides to establish themselves as an ascending promotion to take notice of.




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