Shine Fights announced today via Twitter the signing of Abu Dahbi champion Braulio Estima. Estima may make his promotional and MMA debut as early as April. No opponent has been determined yet. The signing marks a continued influx of solid jiu jitsu fighters and grapplers into the sport of MMA. Other world champion bleck belts have faired well in the sport. Guys such as Demian Maia, Andre Galvao, and Xande Ribeiro continue to make their mark as well.
The Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt is a highly regarded prospect who may make waves in the sport of MMA. It is assumed that Estima will compete in the middleweight division, but he could even cut weight and make welterweight. Estima has been training for his MMA debut with the likes of Renzo Gracie and other MMA fighters.
Shine Fights continues to add intriguing fighters to their roster. More news will come. It is expected that Estima will be correctly promoted and given a lower level fighter in his mixed martial arts debut.