Jacaré, Machida Top Jungle Fight 6
Jacaré, Machida Top Jungle Fight 6
By Marcelo Alonso
MANAUS, Brazil, April 29 — Brazilian jiu-jitsu representatives were the great stars of Jungle Fight 6, the popular promotion speared by Wallid Ismail and broadcast live all over the country via pay-per-view.
Top world jiu-jitsu black belts Thalles Leite and Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza were the big names of the event, both taking a little more than two minutes to topple their opponents, considered world-class strikers themselves.
After a takedown and mount, Jacaré caught Russian Alexsander Shlemenko, the great revelation of Jungle Fight 5 for his rousing bout with Jose “Pelé” Landi-Jons, by Katagatami (arm triangle) choke. The Russian tried to resist the hold and ended up unconscious.
Returning to Jungle Fight, Landi-Jons fell victim to the same application against Nova União’s newest phenom Thalles Leite, but in this case, Pelé didn’t resist and tapped out.
In another “grappler versus striker” battle, Peruvian UFC veteran Tony De Souza (Nova União) recovered from a knockdown, then went on to submit Brazilian Muay Thai standout Katel Kubis (Noguchi) by heelhook.
In the main event, the local audience of almost two thousand were entertained with the amazing striking battle between Lyoto Machida and Dimitri Wanderlei. 20-year-old Wanderlei gave the K-1 fighter a difficult time in the first round, but Machida returned more concentrated and in the second and almost knocked Wanderlei out, opening a big cut on his eyelid that obliged the referee to stop the fight in the middle of the third round.
Lyoto’s brother, Shinzo Machida, was not so lucky facing French fighter Bryan Rafik, student of Joan Carneiro (BTT France). Getting the worse end of the stand-up game, Rafik took Machida to the ground and submitted him with a guillotine choke.
BTT representative Danilo Indio made a nice debut in Jungle Fight, defeating Frodi Hansen by choke in the second round.
The night of jiu-jitsu began with the local world BJJ champion, Davina Maciel beating the Japanese Kanako Inaba by TKO. Adriano Martins, from the same team as Davina, bested solid
boxer Steve Reyna in the second round by choke after getting knocked down by the American.
A local world jiu-jitsu champions dispute between Marcos Loro (Nova União) and Fredson Paixão (GBCT) proved disappointing with a very boring grappling match. After taking Paixão down multiple times, Loro won by decision.
Jungle Fight 6 Results
ECC Survives Ban to Become First MMA Event in Atlantic Canada
By Peter Parsons
April 29 – History was made tonight as an astonishing 5,650 fans packed the sold-out Halifax Forum for the first ever mixed martial arts event in Nova Scotia. Extreme Cage Combat (ECC) was a professional fight card sanctioned by the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.
The battle began long before the first fighter stepped foot in the cage. On March 28, Halifax regional council held a vote to ban “cage fighting,” as it had been commonly referred to by the local media. The vote did not pass.
Going into the event, there was a tremendous amount of negative publicity from the mainstream media, but that in turn helped the ECC sell out. “I barely had to touch my marketing budget for this event,” says promoter Peter Martell, a local night club manager and Renzo Gracie brown belt. Martell, who has worked years at getting the sport of MMA sanctioned in the province of Nova Scotia, was very happy with the way his first show turned out. “I thought it was a fantastic card, Rob (Walker) did a great job putting this card together,” says Martell.
The main event pitted New Glasgow, Nova Scotia native Jason “the Athlete” MacDonald against two-time UFC veteran Gideon “the Gladiator” Ray of Hackney’s Reality Combat. MacDonald repeatedly took Ray to the mat where he landed some effective ground-and-pound. MacDonald, who now fights out of Red Deer, Alberta, looked to be the stronger fighter and dominated the majority of the fight with the exception of a couple of ankle lock attempts by the game Hackney-trained fighter. This was a rebound fight for MacDonald, who, after losing back-to-back fights against “The Ultimate Fighter 3” standout Kalib Starnes and UFC veteran Patrick Cote, managed to outwork Ray.
“I continue to take tough fights because my goal is to fight in the UFC,” said an ecstatic MacDonald in his locker room post-fight. When asked about fighting in his home province for the first time MacDonald replied, “Fighting in front of my family and friends for the first time added some pressure, but it gave me a boost.”
Next up for MacDonald is a fight in the Maximum Fighting Championships on September 8 in Edmonton, Alberta. “I’ve been busy with a lot of fights lately and I want to take a bit of a rest,” Macdonald said of his future plans, “but, if the UFC were to call before then, I would jump at the opportunity.”
In the semi-main event, Halifax’s own Roger Hollett, son of local boxing hero Ralph Hollett, came in to the loudest ovation of the night. Hollett didn’t disappoint as he showed a well-rounded game in defeating a tough Peter Rogers in the first round. Hollett landed some good strikes standing before getting the takedown. Once on the mat, Hollett advanced to full mount where he landed some solid ground-and-pound before executing a text book armbar for the victory in front of a boisterous hometown crowd.
In what could arguably be called the fight of the night, Marcus Soares fighter Garrett Davis defeated previously unbeaten Rowan Cunningham by guillotine choke. This welterweight chess match between two very skilled fighters saw Davis control the majority of the fight before tapping out Cunningham early in the third round.
In the lone heavyweight bout of the night, Team Boreland’s Ray Penny unloaded some vicious ground-and-pound, knocking out opponent Chris Carroll in the first round.
Extreme Cage Combat has big plans for the future with events booked for the next two years. “Our next show will be in Moncton (New Brunswick) on June 17. We’ll be back in Halifax on July 22 and we’ll be in Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) in September,” says the events promoter Peter Martell of the start of what he hopes will be a healthy run for the sport in its newest Canadian market.
Extreme Cage Combat “Collision Course” Results
Dave Scholten def. Nino Bezerra – Submission (Strikes) 3:56 R1
Daniel Hardstaff def. Adam MacDonald – TKO (Ref stoppage –strikes) 4:43 R2
Bryan Edge def. Corey Knapp – Rear-naked choke 2:08 R1
Robert Colbourne def. Matt Hill – Neck crank 1:48 R1
Jason McKay def. Mike Large – Guillotine choke 0:10 R3
Stjepan Vujnovic def. Tony Lagnaro – Triangle choke 2:04 R1
Ray Penny def. Chris Carroll – KO (punches on the ground) 2:36 R1
TJ Grand def. Craig Skinner – Armbar 3:00 R1
Garrett Davis def. Rowan Cunningham – Guillotine choke 1:58 R3
Roger Hollett def. Peter Rogers – Armbar 3:50 R1
Jason MacDonald def. Gideon Ray – Unanimous decision
TOKYO, Japan – Two additional bouts have been announced for PRIDE FIGHTING’S upcoming May 5th event, TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE 2006 … it will be Brazil versus Brazil as ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUIERA faces ZULUZINHO in the opening round of the absolute weight tournament … in the second bout Russia’s ROMAN ZENTSOV takes on GILBERT YVEL of Holland in a non-tournament match.
The card so far features Japanese Olympic gold medallist HIDEHIKO YOSHIDA against former WBO/NABO cruiserweight boxing champion YOSUKE NISHIJIMA, the “Croatian Sensation” MIRKO “CROCOP” FILIPOVIC versus Japanese star IKUHISA “THE PUNK” MINOWA, AMC Pankration’s JOSH “BABY-FACED ASSASSIN” BARNETT versus Red Devil’s ALEKSANDER EMELIANENKO, England’s JAMES “MEGA PUNK” THOMPSON versus Japanese hero KAZUYUKI FUJITA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu phenom FABRICIO WERDUM versus Dutchman ALISTAIR OVEREEM, and finally, New Zealand’s MARK HUNT versus Japan’s TSUYOSHI “TK” KOSAKA.
TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE is the first round of PRIDE FIGHTING’S 2006 16-Man Grand Prix Tournament. ABSOLUTE means no weight classes. The tournament will span three events … TOTAL ELIMINATION ABSOLUTE (Opening Round), CRITICAL COUNTDOWN ABSOLUTE (Second Round) and FINAL CONFLICT ABSOLUTE (Semi-Finals and Finals). Dates for the latter two events will be announced soon.
TOTAL EILIMINATION ABSOLUTE 2006 is scheduled to premiere on North American pay per view on Friday, May 5th, 2006.
INDEMAND, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN
PPV Premiere Date: Friday, May 5th, 2006
Premiere Time: 10:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm PT
Count Down show: 9:30 pm ET, 6:30 pm PT
Hidehiko Yoshida (Japan) VS. Yosuke Nishijima (Japan)
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (Croatia) VS. Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa (Japan)
Josh Barnett (USA) VS. Aleksander Emelianenko (Russia)
“TK” Kosaka (Japan) VS. Mark Hunt (New Zealand)
Kazuyuki Fujita (Japan) VS. James Thompson (UK)
Alistair Overeem (Holland) VS Fabricio Werdum (Brazil)
Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera (Brazil) VS. Zuluzinho (Brazil)
Roman Zentsov (Russia) VS. Gilbert Yvel (Holland)
Participants and fight card subject to change.
For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider.
From the event’s promoter:
OUIMET IS OUT, TKO LOOKING
(MONTREAL, CANADA) TKO Major League MMA regrets to inform their loyal fans that Donald Ouimet has been forced to withdraw from his fight this Friday night against rising star, Jay Estrada. While working this past Saturday, Ouimet suffered a laceration to his hand requiring four stitches to close the gash. A fifteen time TKO veteran, was very anxious to get back into action but unfortunately, he must now wait another long month before relieving his frustrations against whichever unfortunate sole dares to stand inside the TKO ring with him.
TKO is working feverishly to find a suitable replacement for Jay Estrada with only four days notice. Estrada is no stranger to fighting last minute replacements. He fought and dominated rising star, Samuel Guillet, at TKO 24 when Lightweight Champion, Sam Stout, withdrew on short notice because of an illness. Estrada remains undeterred in his quest to capture the TKO Championship one day.
TKO 25 remains a spectacular event with 10 explosive fights. Mark Hominick versus Hatsu Hioki may be the most important fight in TKO history! Chris Horodecki versus Mike Bell has all the potential to be the fight of 2006! Be sure not to miss out on this night of Canadian history. Call 514-998-MMA1 (6621) now to ensure yourself a spot for amazing MMA action!