Another bout on the card for the 16th installment of Jungle Fight Championship has just been announced. The event scheduled for February 27 and set on the beach in Vila Velha, state of Espirito Santo, will pit former UFC fighter Edilberto Crcocota against Israel’s Roy Paretena in a welterweight matchup.
“Roy has been training with us at X-Gym for some time. We expect a great bout and hope for a knockout,” says Josuel Distak, the coach responsible for the Israeli’s boxing.
Coming off four wins, the last being over the experienced Fabricio Monteiro for the WFE belt, Crocota will look to be aggressive despite knowing little about his adversary.
The one who guarantees it is Boxing coach Luiz Carlos Dorea: “We don’t have much information about the athlete, but we know he trains on Anderson Silva’s team and that he’s tough. Crocota is an experienced athlete who is dedicated and trains a lot. Regardless of whether it’s on the ground or standing, we’re prepared to put on a show,” remarked Dorea.
Set to participate in the event’s female fight, Carina Damm awaits a response from Claudia Gadelha regarding a possible confrontation. “She said she’d face me in the under-55kg division. Well now I’m at 55, so I hope she doesn’t come up with another excuse,” Carina says in provocation. Beyond the MMA fights on the card, Jungle Fight Vila Velha will have a 75-kg division low-kick kickboxing title dispute between Luciano Gadi and Rogerio Bezerra.
Wallid Ismail made the most of his chat with GRACIEMAG.com to announce the next Jungle Fight event, set for March 20. “We’re already putting together the card for next issue. We’re not playing around.”
Renan Barão (66 kg – Kimura Nova União) vs Alex Nacfur (Constrictor Team)
Ivan Pitbull (70 kg – Peru) vs Rodrigo Damm (70 kg – Minotauro Team)
Gerônimo Mondragon (+93 kg – Bulldog Team) vs Edson Conterrâneo
Roy Parete (77 kg – X-Gym/Israel) vs Edilberto Crocotá (Luiz Dorea/Champion)
Yosdenis Cesdeno (66 kg – MMA Masters USA) vs To be announced
Carina Damm (55 kg- Minotauro Team) vs To be announced
Alexandre Almeida (66 kg – Asle Amazonas) vs To be announced
Erick Silva (77 kg – Minotauro Team) vs To be announced