Shine On! Kids manages the event in collaboration with Club360, Empire Entertainment, and other corporate partners. All proceeds benefit Shine On! Kids' Hospital Facility Dog Program. Shine On! Kids supports kids with cancer and other serious illnesses in 30 hospitals throughout Japan.


Friday, May 31st, 2024
Doors open at 6:30pm


Grand Hyatt Tokyo

The Final 18 Fighters


The journey to EFN IX started back in February when over 50 individuals tried out to secure one of 24 spots in the training. After several weeks of intense effort, we are excited to announce the final 18 fighters who made the cut and will compete in the ring on May 31st.

Team Blue Team Red
Jackie Alexander Idit Greenberg
Elana Gilbert Keiko Ono
Ben Roelandts Brendan Gallagher
Colin Hilchey Christopher Orr
Dominic Sumner Daisuke Suga
Shintaro Fukagawa Karthi Indran
Daisuke Takashima Shimpei Noritake
Ben Runnacles Vinh Tran
Derek Simmons Kerry Purcell

Congratulations to all the fighters and thank you to everyone who tried out!

Meet the fighters