Rolles Gracie Inks Deal with Shine
By FCF Staff
Shine Fight Promotions has announced today that decorated jiu-jitsu competitor and MMA heavyweight Rolles Gracie, has signed with the organization. No date or opponent has yet been confirmed for Gracie’s promotional debut.
” Rolles Gracie is one of the best grapplers in the world. He is consistently working on developing his game and he is ready to show his true capabilities in ring. If there is one thing history has taught us , it is that an in shape, ready to go Gracie, is a very dangerous thing,” Shine Fights COO Jason Chambers was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Shine organization,” Rolles said. “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to come my way, and I am confident that this is going to be a great partnership. I’m looking forward to doing big things with Shine.”
Gracie signs with Shine having gone 3-1 to date thus far in his MMA career. After earning three straight submission victories in MMA competition, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo black belt was stopped by Joey Beltran at UFC 109 in February. The bout marked Gracie’s only Octagon appearance.
The 6’4, 250lb. heavyweight’s grappling credentials include include No-Gi American National Ultra-Heavyweight Champion, No-Gi Pan-American Champion, and 3-time Pan-American Champion.