Massaranduba and Lineker head Jungle Fight celebrations

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Massaranduba throws down in photo by Rogério Gomes.

The 28th installment of Jungle Fight brought heaps of excitement to Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo club this Saturday. The highlight of the night came in Francisco “Massaranduba’s” drubbing of Derrick Burnsed.

Keeping an aggressive pace and hitting hard, Massaranduba secured victory with a solid cross 54 seconds into the second round, thus capturing the interim 70kg belt.

Now Marcelo “Magrão” Guimarães overcame Ildemar “Marajó” via unanimous decision after punishing the brother of Yuri Marajó with ground-and-pound and a sharp ground game, thus qualifying for the final of the under-84kg (middleweight) GP. In another heavily anticipated fight, John Lineker knocked out Luis Carlos “Salgadinho” with a well strung together series of strikes 1:11 minutes into the opening round. Lineker thus notches his eleventh straight win, showing why he’s been nicknamed “hands of stone”.

Lineker goes for another knockout. Photo: Rogério Gomes.

In other action on the night, William defeated Léo “Gigante” by contested unanimous decision where Léo suffered less fatigue and dominated the closing round; Douglas Moura, after getting the worst of the striking in the first round, managed to push the pace in the second, when he took down, mounted and choked out Silvio José with a rear-naked choke; Bruno Capelozza connected with solid shots on Jackson Mora, before the referee stepped in at 4:12 minutes of the opener; and Iliarde Santos punished Armando with ground and pound, before winning by doctor’s intervention 2:30 minutes into round two.

(Collaborator Rogério Gomes)

Check out the complete results:

Jungle Fight By Pretorian 28
Flamengo gymnasium, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro
May 21,2011

Francisco “Massaranduba” (Constrictor Team) knocked out Derrick Burnsed (Team Alpha Male) at 0.54s min of R2;
Marcelo Guimarães (Fight Society) defeated Ildemar “Marajo” (Stryker Team Belém) via unanimous
decision;
Jonh Lineker (Emporium Team) knocked out Luiz Carlos “Salgadinho” (Gracie Fusion/Mangueira
Team) at 1:11 min of R1;
Iliarde Santos (Ulisses Pereira Team) defeated Armando (Hikari Rn) via doctor’s stoppage at 2:30
min of R2;
Bruno Capelozza (Polemico/Veras) defeated Jackson Mora (Peru) via technical knockout at 4:12 min
of R1;
Douglas Moura (X Gym) submitted Silvio José (Celeiro das Lutas/Gracie Fusion) via rear-naked
choke at 0.36 min of R2;
Willian (X Gym) defeated Leonardo (RFT) via unanimous decision.

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