Shine matchmaker Dean Lamb ran into several issues with injuries and fighters failing to get licensed, but Shine II will still go off as expected tonight at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.
Tickets for the event are on sale via ticketmaster.com and they will be available at the venue. Fights are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
According to Lamb, he had 13 fights on Monday, but myriad issues knocked the fight card down to seven bouts.
"We lost a fight on the card on Wednesday because of a heart condition to one fighter," Lamb said. "We lost Brandon Rossbach to an ankle injury, Ryan Lillo to a rib injury, and Billy Fisher to a rib injury. We lost another fight because a fighter did not get his neuro exam in on time. We were not able to come to terms with the top fighter management groups on them sending up an opponent for Ben Strandlien."
Strandlien was to be the main event, but now Randy Kittelson of Get Sum will take on Bill Finn at a catch weight of 160.
Kittelson is ranked No. 8 in Minnesota at 145 and has an 8-3 record. Finn is just 4-8, but he's won two of his last three, including an upset win over Clarence Jordan.
In the co-main event, Donald Williams of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy squares off against undefeated