Jose Landi

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José Landi-Jons
Born (1973-09-09) September 9, 1973 (age 41)
Cuba
Other names Pelé
Nationality Cuban
Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight

185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)

170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division

Middleweight

Welterweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil
Team Chute Boxe Academy
Trainer Cristiano Marcello (former)
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1993-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 43
Wins 28
By knockout 12
By submission 12
By decision 4
Losses 15
By knockout 4
By submission 3
By decision 8
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jose "Pele" Landi is a professional MMA and Vale Tudo fighter for many organizations including Pride.[1] Jose Landi-Jons was the International Vale Tudo Championship middleweight champion (IVC 1999) after he defeated Rafael Cordeiro. Jose was born in Cuba, but moved to Brazil at the age of 7.[2] Jose is a Cuban-Brazilian vale tudo fighter known for his eccentric attitude and exciting style of fighting. Pelé's style is primarily Muay Thai, but he also practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in which he holds a black belt. Jose was a member of Chute Boxe Academy, [1] and is ranked as one of the top 10 black fighters in mixed martial arts.[2]

Chute Box[edit]

He was formerly affiliated with the world famous Chute Boxe Academy, eventually leaving as the result of feeling betrayed by the head of Chute Boxe, Rudimar. It is thought that Rudimar went back on financial agreements made with Pele. Pelé now fights with Revolution Fight Team in British Columbia, Canada. In November 23, 2011, he returned to the legendary team Chute Boxe Academy.[3]

Jose was the former coach of Anderson Silva with whom he had a well known feud.[4] This feud came about after Jose defeated former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva twice.[5] Jose has well documented wins over former Bellator Middleweight Championship Alexander Shlemenko, former UFC Welterweight Champion / UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, and UFC Hall of Fame Pat Miletich.[5] Jose was known for breaking his leg in a fight against Brian Gassaway at TKO 32 – Ultimatum in 2008. In 2014, Jose would agree to fight Ben Saunders for the vacant welterweight title of Titan FC.[6]

Early Career[edit]

One of his biggest MMA wins came at 4:45 of the first round in Shidokan Jitsu-Warriors War 1 when he brutally knocked out future UFC champion Matt Hughes with a knee. Another big win for Pelé was when he beat UFC champion Pat Miletich by TKO in 2000. He lost to future UFC champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell at IVC 6, losing by decision. But Pelé's most famous fights are his two wins against jiu-jitsu fighter Jorge "Macaco" Patino in the vale tudo rings of Brazil. The two had a very hostile feud leading up to and during the fights. Pelé also holds two victories over current Bellator Middleweight Champion, veteran Alexander Shlemenko.

Pride Fighting Championships[edit]

In his short stint with Pride FC, Pelé went 0-2. He lost his debut to Daijiro Matsui by decision. His last fight was against Carlos Newton, which he lost by first round armbar.


Titan Fighting Championship[edit]

Pelé signed with Titan Fighting Championship in February 2014.[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 28-15 Rodrigo Fernandez TKO (punches) Samurai Fight Combat 10 November 30, 2013 1 1:04 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 27-15 Jevgeniy Mahteenko Decision (unanimous) Abu Dhabi Warriors November 2, 2012 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 27-14 Samuel Quito TKO (cut) Kumite MMA Combate October 28, 2011 2 2:49 Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Win 26-14 William Dias Submission (guillotine choke) Samurai FC 4 : Overload November 6, 2010 1 2:41 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 25-14 Max Pedreira KO (flying knee and punches) Brazilian Fight League 5 December 19, 2009 1 0:28 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 24-14 Shannon Ritch KO (punches) KOTC: Capital Excalibur July 18, 2009 1 0:08 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 23-14 Brian Gassaway TKO (broken leg) TKO 32: Ultimatum February 28, 2008 2 0:50 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 23-13 Jake Ellenberger KO (punch) EFC 5: Revolution November 3, 2007 1 0:09 Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Win 23-12 Mitch McElroy Submission (kneebar) BodogFight: Costa Rica February 18, 2007 2 1:16 Costa Rica
Loss 22-12 Eduardo Pamplona Decision (unanimous) Show Fight 5 November 9, 2006 3 5:00 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 22-11 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) World Free Fight Challenge 2 September 30, 2006 3 5:00 Koper, Slovenia
Loss 21-11 Thales Leites Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 2006 1 2:40 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 21-10 Travis Lutter Submission (armbar) Cage Rage 15 February 4, 2006 1 4:00 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 21-9 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (majority) Jungle Fight 5 November 26, 2005 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 20-9 Fabricio Monteiro KO (punch) Jungle Fight 4 May 21, 2005 2 0:13 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 19-9 Renato Sobral Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 3 October 23, 2004 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 19-8 Lee Murray KO (punches) EF 1: Genesis July 13, 2003 2 0:28 London, England, United Kingdom
Loss 19-7 Carlos Newton Submission (armbar) PRIDE 19 February 24, 2002 1 7:16 Saitama, Japan
Loss 19-6 Daijiro Matsui Decision PRIDE 14 May 27, 2001 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 19-5 Karimula Barkalaev TKO (punches/ref stoppage) Shidokan Jitsu - Warriors War 1 February 8, 2001 1 5:59 Kuwait
Win 19-4 Matt Hughes TKO (knee) Shidokan Jitsu - Warriors War 1 February 8, 2001 1 4:45 Kuwait
Win 18-4 Waldir dos Anjos Submission (strikes) Meca World Vale Tudo 4 December 16, 2000 1 8:05 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Loss 17-4 Dave Menne Decision (majority) WEF 9: World Class May 13, 2000 3 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 17-3 Martijn de Jong Decision (unanimous) 2H2H 1 March 5, 2000 1 10:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 16-3 Pat Miletich TKO (corner stoppage) WEF 8: Goin' Platinum January 15, 2000 1 8:00 Rome, Georgia, United States
Win 15-3 Rodney Glunder Technical Submission (armbar) Amsterdam Absolute Championship 2 November 27, 1999 1 6:25 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 14-3 Johil de Oliveira Decision (unanimous) IVC 11: The Tournament Is Back April 27, 1999 1 30:00
Loss 13-3 Chuck Liddell Decision (unanimous) IVC 6: The Challenge August 23, 1998 1 30:00 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 13-2 Milton Bahia Submission (strikes) IVC 5: The Warriors April 26, 1998 1 3:48 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 12-2 Jorge Pereira TKO (cut) IVC 5: The Warriors April 26, 1998 1 8:15 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 11-2 Gerald Taylor TKO (cut) IVC 5: The Warriors April 26, 1998 1 13:34 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 10-2 Evangelista Santos TKO (strikes) BVF 8 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2 November 20, 1997 1 8:18 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 9-2 Lourival da Silva Submission (strikes) BVF 8 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2 November 20, 1997 1 3:34 Brazil
Win 8-2 Touro Touro Submission (strikes) Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighting 10 July 1, 1997 1 1:24 Brazil
Loss 7-2 Eric Smith Decision (split) Brazil Open '97 June 15, 1997 1 20:00 Brazil
Loss 7-1 Johil de Oliveira Decision (unanimous) World Vale Tudo Championship 4 March 16, 1997 1 30:00 Brazil
Win 7-0 Jorge Patino TKO (cut) World Vale Tudo Championship 4 March 16, 1997 1 9:37 Brazil
Win 6-0 Jorge Patino Submission (strikes) BVF 6 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1 November 1, 1996 1 14:19 Brazil
Win 5-0 Adriano Verdelli Submission (rear naked choke) BVF 6 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1 November 1, 1996 1 1:29 Brazil
Win 4-0 Marcelo Viera KO (knees and punches) BVF 5 - Circuito de Lutas 9 September 1, 1996 1 0:32 Brazil
Win 3-0 Erico Correia Submission (rear naked choke) BVF 5 - Circuito de Lutas 9 September 1, 1996 1 1:11 Brazil
Win 2-0 Paulo Muniz Submission (strikes) BVF 5 - Circuito de Lutas 9 September 1, 1996 1 7:04 Brazil
Win 1-0 Moura Moura Submission (strikes) CP X CB: Capoeira vs. Chute Boxe August 29, 1993 1 2:46 Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview with the legendary Jose "Pelé" Landi-Jons". Cage Pages. 
  2. ^ a b "Sherdog’s Top 10: Black Mixed Martial Artists". Sherdog. 
  3. ^ "Pele returns to Chute Boxe MMA". 
  4. ^ "José Landi-Jons continues feud with Anderson Silva". bloodyelbow.com. April 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "José Landi-Jons continues feud with Anderson Silva". Bloody Elbow. 
  6. ^ "Matt Riddle hurt, Jose Landi-Jons steps in to fight Ben Saunders at Titan FC 29". MMAmania.com. 
  7. ^ "Titan FC Announces Three More Signings, Confirms Fight For April Card". fightline.com. February 17, 2014. 


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