Jungle Fight

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Jungle Fight
Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2003
Founder 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.[1][2]

History[edit]

Jungle Fight was founded by pioneering MMA fighter and long-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Wallid Ismail.[3] 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.[4] In Brazil Jungle Fight is broadcast on TV Band,[5] in the United States it is broadcast on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes.

This MMA organisation will partner Rizin Fighting Federation for the RIZIN FIGHTING WORLD GRAND-PRIX event to be held on December 29 and 31 2015. The former Pride FC Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will headline the NYE Rizin FF main event.[6][7]

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses Next Fight
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st) Brazil William Baldutti November 2, 2013 (Jungle Fight 60) 1
Cruiserweight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st) Brazil Bruno Cappelozza October 24, 2015 (Jungle Fight 82) 0
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) Brazil Bruno Cappelozza May 21, 2016 (Jungle Fight 87) 0
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Brazil Paulo Henrique Costa May 21, 2016 (Jungle Fight 87) 0
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Brazil Handesson Ferreira December 5, 2015 (Jungle Fight 84) 1
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) Brazil Erick Barbosa October 24, 2015 (Jungle Fight 82) 1
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Brazil Valdines Silva April 30, 2016 (Jungle Fight 86) 1
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Brazil Josenaldo Silva April 30, 2016 (Jungle Fight 86) 0
Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) Brazil Bruno Menezes May 9, 2015 (Jungle Fight 77) 1
Interim Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) Paulo Oliveira vs. Herbeth Sousa July 30, 2016 (Jungle Fight 89) 0
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) Simone Duarte vs. Bianca Daimoni July 30, 2016 (Jungle Fight 89) 0
Women's Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Brazil Amanda Lemos October 24, 2015 (Jungle Fight 82) 2
Women's Strawweight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st) Brazil Polyana Viana November 28, 2015 (Jungle Fight 83) 1

Events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
90 Jungle Fight 89 Jul 30, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil
89 Jungle Fight 88 Jun 25, 2016 Arthur de Mendonça Chaves Gymnasium Poços de Caldas, Brazil
88 Jungle Fight 87 May 21, 2016 Morumbi Gymnasium Sao Paulo, Brazil
87 Jungle Fight 86 April 30, 2016 Ginásio Ayrton Senna Palmas, Brazil
86 Jungle Fight 85 January 9, 2016 Ginásio do Morumbi Sao Paulo, Brazil
85 Jungle Fight 84 December 5, 2015 Ginásio do Morumbi Sao Paulo, Brazil
84 Jungle Fight 83 November 28, 2015 Sede do Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
83 Jungle Fight 82 October 24, 2015 Ginásio do Morumbi São Paulo, Brazil
82 Jungle Fight 81 September 12, 2015 Ginásio Ayrton Senna Palmas, Brazil
81 Jungle Fight 80 August 22, 2015 Ginásio do Morumbi São Paulo, Brazil
80 Jungle Fight 79 July 4, 2015 Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
79 Jungle Fight 78 June 20, 2015 Clube Sírio São Paulo, Brazil
78 Jungle Fight 77 May 9, 2015 Ginásio Costa Cavalcanti Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
77 Jungle Fight 76 April 11, 2015 Prudente de Morais Municipal Gymnasium Itu, Brazil
76 Jungle Fight 75 December 18, 2014 Para State University (UEPA) Gymnasium Belem, Brazil
75 Jungle Fight 74 November 29, 2014 Ibirapuera Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
74 Jungle Fight 73 - Special Edition 11th Anniversary September 6, 2014 Ibirapuera Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
73 Jungle Fight 72 - Jungle Community: Sao Paulo August 9, 2014 Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelezao) Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
72 Jungle Fight 71 July 19, 2014 Ginasio do Canindé São Paulo, Brazil
71 Jungle Fight 70 - Jungle Favela 2 May 17, 2014 Madureira Viaduct Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
70 Jungle Fight 69 May 3, 2014 Prudente de Morais Municipal Gymnasium Itu, Brazil
69 Jungle Fight 68 April 5, 2014 Pacaembu Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
68 Jungle Fight 67 March 29, 2014 Ginásio Costa Cavalcanti Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
67 Jungle Fight 66 - Jungle Favela March 8, 2014 Madureira Viaduct Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
66 Jungle Fight 65 February 2, 2014 Madre de Deus, Brazil
65 Jungle Fight 64 January 17, 2014 Farol de Sao Tome Beach Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
64 Jungle Fight 63 December 21, 2013 Para State University (UEPA) Gymnasium Belem, Brazil
63 Jungle Fight 62 December 7, 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil
62 Jungle Fight 61 November 23, 2013 Waldir Pereira Gymnasium Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
61 Jungle Fight 60 November 2, 2013 Pelezao Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
60 Jungle Fight 59 October 12, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
59 Jungle Fight 58 September 14, 2013 Portuguesa Gymnasium São Paulo, Brazil
58 Jungle Fight 57 September 7, 2013 Para State University Gymnasium Belem, Brazil
57 Jungle Fight 56 August 24, 2013 Ginásio Costa Cavalcanti Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
56 Jungle Fight 55 July 20, 2013 Botafogo Soccer and Rowing Club Gymnasium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
55 Jungle Fight 54 June 29, 2013 Ginásio Barra Tênis Barra do Piraí, Brazil
54 Jungle Fight 53 June 1, 2013 Paço Municipal Japeri, Brazil
53 Jungle Fight 52 May 4, 2013 Para State University (UEPA) Gymnasium Belem, Brazil
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 Porto Alegre, 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. ^ Wyman, Patrick. "Sherdog’s Top 10: Regional MMA Promotions - No. 5". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  2. ^ "‘Enter the Jungle’: Ice-T narrates documentary about Jungle Fight promotion". Mmmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Bustamante blasts "coward" Wallid Ismail - Fighters Only". Fightersonlymag.com. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  4. ^ "The Top Prospects in MMA". Sherdog.com. August 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "TV Band". Junglefc.com.br. March 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rizin FF - Rizin Fighting Federation 1". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 
  7. ^ "Rizin FF - Rizin Fighting Federation 2". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

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