Efrain Escudero has signed with Shine Fights. The Ultimate Fighter season 8 winner had fought several times after the UFC’s reality show but was eventually cut due to lack of performance both inside and out of the Octagon. Missing weight twice and failing to realize his potential during matches finally lead to dismissal after a loss to relative newcomer Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira.

Shine Fights is an upstart MMA promotion with severely shaky beginnings. 6th-Round.com first broke news of their botched attempt at holding a one-night tournament at the George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA after speaking with the VA Professional Boxing and Wrestling Program which oversees combat events in the state.

Source: Jason Chambers Twitter