The rivalry between South American neighboring nations Brazil and Argentina will play out in the cage at the 35th installment of the Jungle Fight promotion. “MMA’s liberators,” as Wallid Ismail likes calling them, will see another chapter this December 17 at 8 pm at the Pacaembu gymnasium in São Paulo. In one of the main events, Bruno Capelosa takes on Argentina’s Emeliano Sordy.
What’s more, JF 35 will feature an under-93 kg mini-GP. This next show there will be two GP fights, and the winners will go through to fight for the GP belt in January.
According to Jungle Fight president Wallid Ismail, this installment will keep up the standard set by previous events. “Besides the high level of the fights, JF 35 will feature the mini-GP, which is sure to produce a lot of conversation material because it’s a talent heavy division. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that it will be a high quality event.”
On the sport’s future in Brazil, Wallid is an optimist. “MMA has been showing its might in the country lately, managing to surpass even soccer in the ratings for a few moments. I’m still convinced MMA will one day be Brazil’s biggest sport.”
Check out the complete card for Jungle Fight 35
Jungle Fight 35
Pacaembu, São Paulo
December 17, 2011
Bruno Capelosa (Gracie Fusion/Veras) vs Emiliano Sordy (Argentina) semifinal 93kg
Kleber “Orgulho” (Champion) vs João Paulo (Mix Fighting) semifinal 93kg
Gil de Freitas (Barbosa) vs Charles Maicon (Herman) 77kg
Ricardo “Mirrado” Maciel (Chute Boxe/Bauru) vs Maykon “Mudinho” Costa (Emporium) 61kg
Bazan Rojas (Barbosa) vs Tiago Passos (Bolado) 77kgs
Edson “Conterrâneo” (Miguel Repanas) vs Tiago “Thor” +93kg
Diego Cavalcante (Constrictor) vs Janio Carvalho (Gibi Thai) 70kg