Jungle Fight

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Jungle Fight
Type Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2003
Founder(s) Wallid Ismail
Headquarters Brazil
Key people Wallid Ismail, Founder
Website Jungle Fight

Jungle Fight is a Brazilian mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion. It was created in 2003. The name is derived from its origin, the Amazonas state in Brazil.

History[edit]

Jungle Fight was founded by pioneering MMA fighter and long-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Wallid Ismail.[1][2] The organization was created in 2003 and its first event was in Manaus, Amazonas. In 2006 there was an event in Slovenia, the first and so far only, Jungle Fight event held outside of Brazil. No events were held in 2007, but in 2008 it began to hold a series of events in Rio de Janeiro.

Jungle Fight has been described as "easily the best promotion in all of Brazil or South America, for that matter" by Sherdog.com.[3] In Brazil Jungle Fight is broadcast on SporTV & Combate (channel), in the United States it is broadcast on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes.

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st) Brazil William Baldutti November 2, 2013 (Jungle Fight 60) 0
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) Vacant - -
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Vacant - -
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Vacant - -
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) Brazil Tiago dos Santos e Silva October 12, 2013 (Jungle Fight 59) 0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Brazil Marcos Alexandre 'Capitao' Campos de Almeida December 07, 2013 (Jungle Fight 62) 0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Brazil Jonas Bilharinho July 19, 2013 0
Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) Brazil Nildo Cathcal May 3, 2014 (Jungle Fight 70) 0

Events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
52 Jungle Fight 51 April 26, 2013 Ginásio do Botafogo Futebol e Regatas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
51 Jungle Fight 50 April 6, 2013 Sociedade Ginástica Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
50 Jungle Fight 49 February 22, 2013 Ginásio da AABB da Lagoa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
49 Jungle Fight 48 January 25, 2013 Ginásio da Portuguesa São Paulo, Brazil
48 Jungle Fight - Jungle Comunidade 1 December 23, 2012 Espaço Ferrini Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Brazil
47 Jungle Fight 47 December 21, 2012 Osmar Fortes Barcellos Municipal Gym Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
46 Jungle Fight 46 December 13, 2012 Clube Escola Ibirapuera (Mané Garrincha) Sao Paulo, Brazil
45 Jungle Fight 45 November 15, 2012 Ginásio da UEPA (Universidade Estadual do Pará) Belém, Brazil
44 Jungle Fight 44 October 27, 2012 Bank of Brazil Athletic Association Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
43 Jungle Fight 43 September 29, 2012 Lapa College Arena São Paulo, Brazil
42 Jungle Fight 42 August 18, 2012 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
41 Jungle Fight 41 July 28, 2012 Prudente de Moraes Gymnasium Itu, Brazil
40 Jungle Fight 40 June 15, 2012 Cupertino Ramos Gymnasium Macapá, Brazil
39 Jungle Fight 39 May 12, 2012 Tijuca's Municipal Club Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
38 Jungle Fight 38 April 28, 2012 Pará State University Gymnasium Belém, Brazil
37 Jungle Fight 37 March 31, 2012 Ibirapuera Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
36 Jungle Fight 36 January 21, 2012 Block of Rocinha Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
35 Jungle Fight 35 December 17, 2011 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
34 Jungle Fight 34 November 26, 2011 Block of Mangueira Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33 Jungle Fight 33 October 21, 2011 Cidade de Deus (Rio de Janeiro) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
32 Jungle Fight 32 September 10, 2011 Ibirapuera Gymnasium Sao Paulo, Brazil
31 Jungle Fight 31 August 20, 2011 Prudente de Moraes Gymnasium Itu, Brazil
30 Jungle Fight 30 July 30, 2011 Pará State University Gymnasium Belém, Brazil
29 Jungle Fight 29 June 25, 2011 Hércules Antônio Pereira Miranda Gymnasium Serra, Brazil
28 Jungle Fight 28 May 21, 2011 Flamengo Rowing Club Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 Jungle Fight 27 April 21, 2011 Nilson Nelson Gymnasium Brasília, Brazil
26 Jungle Fight 26 April 2, 2011 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
25 Jungle Fight 25 February 19, 2011 President Joao Goulart Sports Gymnasium Vila Velha, Brazil
24 Jungle Fight 24 December 18, 2010 Flamengo Rowing Club Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23 Jungle Fight 23 October 30, 2010 Pará State University Gymnasium Belém, Brazil
22 Jungle Fight 22 September 18, 2010 Ibirapuera Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
21 Jungle Fight 21 July 31, 2010 Nélio Dias Gymnasium Natal, Brazil
20 Jungle Fight 20 May 22, 2010 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
19 Jungle Fight 19: Warriors 3 April 17, 2010 Mané Garrincha Stadium São Paulo, Brazil
18 Jungle Fight 18: São Paulo March 20, 2010 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
17 Jungle Fight 17: Vila Velha February 27, 2010 Costa Beach Vila Velha, Brazil
16 Jungle Fight 16 October 17, 2009 Maracanãzinho Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15 Jungle Fight 15 September 19, 2009 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
14 Jungle Fight 14: Ceará May 9, 2009 Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium Fortaleza, Brazil
13 Jungle Fight 13: Qualifying Fortaleza March 28, 2009 Fighter Sport Academy Fortaleza, Brazil
12 Jungle Fight 12: Warriors 2 March 21, 2009 Team Nogueira Training Center Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11 Jungle Fight 11 September 13, 2008 Windsor Barra Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Jungle Fight 10 July 12, 2008 Windsor Barra Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Jungle Fight 9: Warriors May 31, 2008 Maracanãzinho Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8 Jungle Fight 8 April 6, 2008 Team Nogueira Training Center Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7 Jungle Fight Europe December 17, 2006 Dvorana Tivoli Ljubljana, Slovenia
6 Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 2006 Tropical Hotel Manaus, Brazil
5 Jungle Fight 5 November 26, 2005 Tropical Hotel Manaus, Brazil
4 Jungle Fight 4 May 21, 2005 Tropical Hotel Manaus, Brazil
3 Jungle Fight 3 October 23, 2004 Tropical Hotel Manaus, Brazil
2 Jungle Fight 2 May 15, 2004 Studio 5 Festival Mall Manaus Manaus, Brazil
1 Jungle Fight 1 September 13, 2003 Ariaú Amazon Towers Manaus, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bustamante blasts "coward" Wallid Ismail - Fighters Only". Fightersonlymag.com. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "The Top Prospects in MMA". sherdog.com. August 27, 2010. 

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