The Shine Fight Grand Prix Lightweight MMA Tournament at the Patriot Center originally scheduled for Sept. 10 was cancelled because the promoter was unable to obtain a license from the Virginia State Athletic Commission.

The license could not be obtained due to concerns over the health of the fighters possibly going through three fights in one night.
Barry Geisler, general manager of the Patriot Center, said, “Sometimes things like [cancelling the event] happens. It stinks. But it happens.”

The bout was moved to an American Indian reservation in Newkirk, Oklahoma and carried on as originally scheduled on Friday evening.