Last Saturday, Jungle Fight had its 52nd edition, and crowned its new welterweight champion.
Elias Silverio made use of his greater experience and won by unanimous decision over Junior Pide from Baia before a packed Ueap gymnasium (State University of Pará). Born in Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Sao Paulo, Silverio remains unbeaten in nine fights, four in Jungle Fight, and succeeds Erick Silva as the holder of the Jungle Fight belt in the division.
Despite accepting the fight with less a than 10 days notice to replace Michel Trator who was hired by the UFC, Junior Orgulho, 23, made a tough match and showed a warrior spirit. Orgulho used the known boxing from the Champion gym to counter almost all actions against Silverio, who is four years older. Silverio defended kicks and found the weak point of his opponent and worked with Alvaro de Aguiar’s Muay Thai to gradually grow in the fight, score and become the new champion of the 77kg category.
D’Silva has spectacular debut at Jungle Fight
In the other main event of the night was a true spectacle starring Douglas D’Silva and Toninho Marajó. The fighters from Pará showed why the state is home to some of the biggest names in the MMA world, showing striking and blows, and near-knockout opportunities from both sides. Until 2:17 of the second round, D’Silva, who debuted in Jungle Fight, landed a left cross to the chin of Marajó, who fell. On the floor, he finished with a new sequence of punches and got his 19th victory and remains unbeaten in his career.
Heavyweight GP has another classified fighter
The only heavyweight fight of Jungle Fight 52 was a classic between two of the top MMA gyms in Brazil. Representing Kimura Nova Uniao, Caio Alencar used his Abu Dhabi Pro champion Jiu-Jitsu to overthrow Bira Lima, from X-Gym, and fit a body triangle from the back. He submitted with a rear-naked choke in only 0:53 of the first round. He is the second name for the semifinals of the GP. William “Gigante” secured his place at Jungle Fight 51.
In other fights, Guilherme “Kyoto” knocked out Reginaldo “Fibrado” with an uppercut to the chin in the first round, Michel “Psicopata” submitted Rômulo “Amoroso” with a rear-naked choke in the third round, while Junior “Suicida” defeated Gabriel Siqueira by unanimous decision and Fabricio Bill defeated Francisco “Mingau” by unanimous decision as well.
Check out the official results of the event:
Jungle Fight 52
UEPA gym, Belém, Pará, Brazil
May 4, 2013
Elias Silvério (Álvaro de Aguiar/Barbosinha Team) beat Junior Orgulho (Champion Team/Nordeste Jiu-Jitsu) by unanimous decision
Douglas D’Silva (NFT Castanhal) beat Toninho Marajó (Marajó Brothers) by TKO at 2:17 of round two
Guilherme Kioto (Pitbull Brothers) knocked out Reginaldo Fibrado (Bulldog Team) at 1:12 of round one
Heavyweight GP: Caio Alencar (Kimura Nova União) submitted Bira Lima (X-GYM) with a rear naked choke at 53 seconds of round one
Junior Suicida (Formiga MMA) beat Gabriel Siqueira (Villa Fight/Ascension MMA) by unanimous decision
Fabrício Bill (Bulldog Naldao Team) beat Francisco “Mingau” Nazareno (Marajó Brothers) by unanimous decision
Michel Psicopata (Carmen Casca-Grossa Team) submitted Rômulo Medeiros (Bakett Team) with a rear naked choke at 1:31 of round three
(Source: Press Agency)