Lyoto Machida is confirmed against Dimitri Wanderlei and Antony Rea is out BJJ fighter Rany Yahyra teammate Dimitri Wanderley has been announced as Lyoto Machida opponent at the sixth edition of Jungle Fight, which takes place on next April 29, at Tropical Hotel, in Manaus (AM).
RIO DE JANEIRO April 25, 2006. Lyoto Machida is confirmed against Dimitri Wanderlei and Antony Rea is out BJJ fighter Rany Yahyra teammate Dimitri Wanderley has been announced as Lyoto Machida opponent at the sixth edition of Jungle Fight, which takes place on next April 29, at Tropical Hotel, in Manaus (AM). The match closes the official card, which includes other nine bouts under MMA rules. The absence in the card is Antony Rea. His opponent Diego Clemente got injured during the train and he will not be able to fight. As soon Dimitri received the confirmation, he celebrated: "It will be an honor to fight Lyoto. I thank the opportunity Wallid is giving me and Ill not the down the audience," promises fighter from Brasilia, who did his last fight at Storm Brasília in last year, when defeated Cláudio Godoy (BTT).
Pride veteran José Pelé Landi is one of the real pearls of JF 6. Representing the old school of Vale-Tudo, he is ready to fight Nova União black belt Thales Leiles, who has surprised wthe world with great performances at Rumble on the Rock and MARS. After fighting in several MMA shows in Europe, Katel Kubis (Nogushi Team) returns to Brazil to fight 2005 sensation Peruvian Tony Mendigo, who has fought at Pride and Meca. Other awaited match is between Edson Draggo and BJJ black belt Márcio Corleta. At last Jungle Fight 5, Draggo gave no chances to Chuteboxer Hélio Dipp and broke his jaw with a punch sequence. Now its time to Corleta shows his value inside the ring.
With the official announcement, events promoter Wallid Ismail has done what he had promised: matched the toughest and balanced combination of fighters in Jungle Fight history. "It was my primarily goal. I want to feature a show to the world. We gonna have fighters who fought in Japan, in United States and in Europe. It will be a mix of potential new talents and known amazing fighters. It will be a war! Everybody knows Jungle calls attention to itself and everybody will set inside the ring ready to kill or die! Who wins is the audience
the one who show up at Tropical Hotel, or sign Pay-per-view at Premiere and watch it live," adds Wallid.
The athletes arrival in Manaus is schedule to next Thursday, with specialized press. Check out below the complete card:
COMPLETE CARD (subject to change):
Jungle Fight 6
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Hotel Tropical, Manaus (AM)
- Davina Maciel vs. Kanako Inaba;
- Frédson Paixão vs. Marco Loro;
- Ronaldo Jacaré vs. Alexsander Shamelenko;
- Thalles Leites vs. José Pelé Landi;
- Tony de Souza vs. Katel Kubis;
- Lyoto Machida vs. Dimitri Wanderlei;
- Shinzo Machida vs. Bryan Rafiq;
- Alexandre Cacareco vs. Vítor Viana;
- Danilo Índio vs. Froid Hansen;
- Márcio Corleta vs. Edson Drago.