Ninja with new opponent at Shine

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Ninja squeezes on a neck at BC5. Photo Carlos Ozório

This coming Saturday’s Shine Fights event took another hit. Murilo Ninja’s opponent had to be substituted.

Ninja, brother of UFC light heavyweight champion Maurício Shogun, was set to face Travis Galbraith, but Gailbraith had a falling out with the organization. In his place enters former EliteXC champion David Heath.

Heath, who had a stint in the UFC, holds a record of 14 wins and six losses. With 18 wins, 10 losses and one draw, Ninja heads into the bout with back-to-back wins at Brazil’s Bitetti Combat promotion.

Check out the card for Shine Fights:

Ricardo Mayorga vs Din Thomas
David Heath vs Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Eduardo Pamplona vs Nick Thompson
Braulio Estima vs Rick Hawn
Alexandre Ferreira vs Jamal Patterson
Luiz Azeredo vs Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett
Luciano Azevedo vs Zac George

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