Jungle Fight Championship Returns to ESPN Deportes Live on Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET

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Jungle Fight Championship Returns to ESPN Deportes Live on Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET

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September 15, 2010

Jungle 22 Event to Feature Eduardo Pamplona & Edilberto de Oliveira and 70 KG Title Fight Finals

ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language network in the U.S., will offer exclusive live coverage of the Jungle Fight this Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The event will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the breeding ground for some of the best MMA talent.

The coverage will feature seven bouts including one low kicks kickboxing, and the 70 KG Title Fight semifinal and finals. The event will also present one of the most anticipated fights, IFL veteran Eduardo Pamplona against UFC veteran Edilberto Oliveira. In addition, the Jungle 22 event will feature the 70 KG title fight finals as four of the top 70 KG fighters seek to win the Jungle Fight Title. To define the finals, Brazilian prospect Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo hopes to stop Brazilian Yuri “Marajó” Alcantara’s eight-fight win streak, while Peru’s Manuelo Morales takes on Mexican Rodolfo “Fito” Rubio

Jungle Fight Championship Tournament Bouts on ESPN Deportes:

Main Card:

  • Edilberto “Crocotá” Oliveira (14-4-1) vs. Eduardo Pamplona (12-2)
  • Augusto “Dogers” Montaño (8-0-0) vs. Edvaldo “Gameth” De Oliveira (9-6-0)
  • Johil de Oliveira (14-13-1) vs. Alessandro “Zóio” Ferreira (7-0)
  • Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo (6-0) vs. Yuri “Marajó” Alcantara (30-3)

70 KG Tittle Fight Semi-Final:

  • Manuelo Morales (8-1) vs. Rodolfo “Fito” Rubio Peres (7-3-1)
  • Erik Becker (6-3) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (3-0-1)

Low kicks kickboxing:

  • Rogério Bezerra vs. Fabio Leão

ESPN Deportes has been offering exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Jungle Fight Championship as special two-hour shows since May of this year. Jungle Fight Championship events have been taking place throughout the last seven years in Brazil since it was founded by MMA fighter and long-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Wallid Ismail, in 2003. Some of today’s top Brazilian MMA fighters to have hailed from Jungle Fight Championship include former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, heavyweight contenders Fabricio Werdum, and Gabriel Gonzaga, current UFC welterweight contenders Paulo Thiago, and Evangelisto Santos and WEC champion Jose Aldo, considered one of the best pound-per-pound. Jungle Fight Championship donates a portion of its proceeds to promote education and protect the endangered Amazon rainforest.

About ESPN DEPORTES

ESPN DEPORTES is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in 10 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic radio markets and also distributed on SIRIUS Satellite Radio; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.; ESPNdeportes.com, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.

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