Falaniko Vitale injured, Travis Galbraith vs. “Ninja” Rua at Shine Fights III

Falaniko Vitale (26-9) had to pull out of his fight at Shine Fights III due to a undisclosed injury, King of the Cage champion Travis Galbraith (17-7) will replaced Vitale and face Murilo “Ninja” Rua (18-10-1) at Shine Fights III next month.

The fight will be 190-pound catchweight bout featured on the night’s PPV main card.

Shine Fights’ “World Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” takes place at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C. on May 15th, 2010.

The main event also features a catchweight bout, a 160-pound catchweight bout between UFC veteran Din Thomas and boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga

Rua had this to say about the change in opponent:

“I’m very happy to be fighting Travis. I think he is an experienced, well-rounded fighter who will look at this fight as a great opportunity and will do his best to turn this fight into a war. I’m excited about this fight, and I have been training hard since early January doing a lot of jiu jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling, so I think our fight can turn into Fight of the Night this coming May 15.”

The latest fight card:

Ricardo Mayorga vs. Din Thomas
Travis Galbraith vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Eduardo Pamplona vs. Nick Thompson
Braulio Estima vs. Rick Hawn
Alexandre Ferreira vs. Jamal Patterson

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