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 21 hospitals throughout Japan.
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!