Jungle Fight Championship 7 “invades Europe”
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Jungle Fight Championship 7 "Invades Europe"
Amazon, Brazil — The best Latin American MMA event, Jungle Fight Championship (JFC) will invade Europe on December 17, 2006
Jungle Fight Championship (JFC) in partnership with Makoto Martial Arts will produce the next edition of Jungle Fight Championship in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. This world-class event will be held at the Dvorana Tivoli Arena, one of the best venues in Slovenia with a capacity to entertain 6,000 spectators. "This is the first event we are holding outside of Brazil and we have been working hard to offer the best venue to our fighters and to the public, says Wallid Ismail, Producer/Promoter of Jungle Fights Championships. "Our standards are high and we are very excited to finally bring our show to Slovenia and in fact to the world". The event will be simultaneously broadcast to Brazil, Japan, Canada and Europe on Pay-Per-View and available to everyone around the world through the Internet.
During the recent PrideFC event held in Las Vegas, Wallid Ismail, Marcus Vinicius and Peter Nikolic (SLO) solidified the details of an old dream, which was to host a Jungle Fight Championship event in Europe. This is now a reality and the European MMA scene will never be the same!
"We promise to deliver some very exciting fights along with our usual high quality production values which are synonymous with the Jungle Fight Championship brand", concludes Wallid.
In the main event of the evening the Brazilian Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza Dos Santos will fight for the Medium Weight Championship Belt. Other fighters on this card include:
185lbs Ronaldo Jacare, Brazil – Jiu-Jitsu ASLE/Behring
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King of the Cage Canada Returns to Edmonton this Sunday
The Northlands Agricom in Edmonton, Alberta, will host KOTC Canada’s "Amplified" event this Sunday night, November 26th. The promotion once again returns to the Province’s capital city, which should be growing quite accustomed to holding MMA events by now, having hosted the Maximum Fighting Championships "Unplugged 2" event just two weeks ago. The KOTC card features several notable up and coming Canadian fighters, as well as an interesting lightheavyweight match up, that might have some serious implications regarding a future title shot against KOTC Canada’s current LHW Champion, Travis "The Gladiator" Galbraith.
The undercard features an interesting heavyweight match up as Canadian Martial Arts Centre fighter Jared Kilkenny will take on Tim Hague. Kilkenny is beginning to make a name for himself within Canadian heavyweight circles, having strung together seven victories in a row to begin his MMA career. Perhaps more impressively, Kilkenny has defeated all of his opponents via strikes, winning three of his bouts by KO, two by TKO, and another two via submission due to strikes. Most recently, Kilkenny stopped Geese Jones in five seconds at Ultimate Cage Wars 6 on October 28th. The Edmonton native Hague, also comes into this fight undefeated, however, only has two bouts under his belt. At KOTC "Icebreaker" on November 3rd in Prince George, British Columbia, the 260-pound heavyweight defeated Jesse Jones by submission. In his MMA debut at KOTC "Detonator" in September, Hague also won via submission, defeating Eric Macdonald.
The welterweight match up between Jacob Macdonald and Elmer Waterhen could turn out to be one of the more entertaining bouts of the evening, as both fighters have begun to establish reputations as aggressive fighters. Recently Canadian MMA fans were treated to a fantastic slugfest between Macdonald and Jason Mackay that was broadcast nationally on "The Score" television network’s "Hardcore Championship Fighting" program. In what was an extremely competitive fight, Macdonald lost by unanimous decision to Mackay in his most recent appearance, dropping his combined pro-am record to 2-6. Waterhen has also forged a reputation as a strong entertaining striker who has been known to utilize effective knees. In his last fight against tough Lethbridge welterweight, Jesse Bongfeldt, Waterhen lost via a side choke in round two at Rumble In the Cage 18. Within his combined pro-am record of 8-6-1, Waterhen holds notable victories over JP Pocock and Tim Thurston.
Jason "Dooms" Day will meet Ricardeau Francois in a lightheavyweight bout that will likely see the victor take on the division’s KOTC Canada Champion Travis Galbraith. Francois fought Galbraith for the title in June at the promotion’s "Widowmaker" card, losing to the future Pride competitor by guillotine choke. The 6’6" tall Francois, who is known to have a penchant for striking, comes to the event with a 12-6 record, and is best known for defeating Wes Sims, and nearly defeating "The Ultimate Fighter" finalist Patrick Cote in 2005. Jason Day has won three fights in a row since losing to MFC LHW Champion Victor Valimaki by submission in September. This Saturday’s fight against Francois will mark the second time Day has fought in just over two weeks, as the Lethbridge fighter defeated Shawn Marchand at MFC "Unplugged 2" on November 11th by TKO. Day has one win and one loss against IFL heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski, and has also defeated tough Winnipeg veteran Chris Fontaine.
The main event of the card is a non Canadian affair, as Ruben "Warpath" Villareal (10-10-3) takes on Wade Hamilton (13-8) in a heavyweight clash.
Some of the cards other match ups include; the younger brother of UFC bound Victor Valimaki, Danny Valimaki, taking on Dan Miller, David Mah fighting Joe Patton, and Jimmy Boyd meeting the Chris Ade. The veteran Ade won his last fight at Vancouver’s Elite Fighting 2 in September in spectacular fashion, stopping Leonard Carter with strikes in just 11 seconds.
Shah Franco Fighter Bill Boland Makes MMA Debut a Successful One
Team Shah Franco member Bill Boland made his professional MMA debut last weekend at Iron Heart Crown 11 "Apocalypse", winning a majority decision victory over Rafael Rebello. For the Sylvio Behring affiliated team that boasts several highly acclaimed jiu-jitsu specialists like Antonio Carvalho, Justin Bruckmann, and Richard Nancoo, Boland’s career may indeed be well worth keeping an eye on.
"Professors Shah Franco and Sylvio Behring, Justin Bruckmann, Antonio Carvalho, Richard Nancoo, and Marco Costa have all been major influences since I started training five years ago," says Boland in praising his teammates and instructors. "Having world class instruction and training partners gives me a psychological edge. The level on this team is so high that I’m not afraid to step in ring with anyone. That’s not to say I think I can beat anybody you put in front of me, far from it, but I certainly won’t be intimidated. Team Franco / Behring is more than just my team, they are family to me."
Boland also has an amateur win under his belt, having defeated Jeff Sutherland by TKO at UCW 2 in June of 2005. The fulltime police officer is looking forward to more appearances in the "professional" MMA circuit, a commitment to his training that must be balanced carefully with his home life and his profession.
"My family is the most important thing in my life. MMA is second to that, and policing is third. The reason for this is quite simple; without my family and jiu jitsu there is no way I would have become a police officer. I could live a very satisfying life without police work, but if I were to lose my family or jiu-jitsu I just wouldn’t be able to function."