Jungle Fight 25 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Feb 19, 2011
Sherdog.com has live play-by-play and results of Jungle Fight 25, which goes down at the President Joao Goulart Sports Gymnasium in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil.

The card features hot Brazilian prospects Renato "Moicano" and Francisco Drinaldo, and the rematch between UFC veteran Edilberto “Crocota” and Sergio Junior. The action kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Valdir Silva vs. Luiz Guilherme Andrade
Round 1
Andrade opens the bout up with a high kick that connects. Both fighters go all out on each other immediately, winging punches, until Andrade connects with two knees to the head. Needing a breather, the pair push into the corner and slow the pace down, as Silva wants to take Andrade down. In tight, Andrade is connecting solid punches. "Furacao" tries to take Andrade down and ends up on the bottom. Andrade is in half guard, and he quickly tries to get to full mount. He can't advance his position, but he cracks his foe with three hard punches. Andrade gets control of his opponent's head, and looks for a guillotine, jumping guard. However, Silva escapes, and allows Andrade to stand back up. Back on the feet, Andrade lands a hard three-piece combination that drops "Furacao" on the mat. Andrade follows up with ground-and-pound that puts his opponent out, forcing referee Douglas Aires to stop the bout at 3:40 of the first round.

Edinaldo “Lula Molusco” Oliveira vs. Antídio Neto
Round 1
Neto comes out swinging, but his intent is to take Oliveira down. However, he has no success there. The two tall heavyweights slow the pace, and spend several moments just staring at one another. When they decide to throw hands again, "Lula Molusco" lands a crushing right cross that puts Neto to sleep the minute it lands. Referee Carlos Barreto immediately stops the bout at 1:03 of the first round. Neto remains down on the canvas for a solid two minutes, but eventually gets back to his feet and exits the ring under his own power.

Ascir Caetano vs. Wilians Santos
Round 1
The fighters study each other in the opening minute of the bout. Ascir Caetano is the first to engage, but can't land. Santos finally shortens the distance after missing a few punches and holds Caetano against the corner. Caetano gets away and goes back to the center of the ring. Santos lands a hard kick to Caetano's leg. The pace slows again, and Santos tries another leg kick, but Caetano grabs his leg and nearly trips him to the mat. Santos goes for a takedown of his own, and gets it after some initial resistance from Caetano. Caetano quickly stands back up, and gets a takedown of his own. He swarms with punches but Santos is able to dodge most of them until he creates some space to get back up. They engage again and Caetano lands a knee on Santos' crotch. Referee Douglas Aires gives Santos a moment to recover, and after a full hug between the two fighters to show there's no hard feelings, the fight resumes. And, as soon as it resumes, the horn sounds. Sherdog.com scores the opening round 10-9 for Willians Santos.

Round 2
The second frame begins and Caetano connects with a straight right which is answered with a two-punch combo by Santos. Caetano reponds, kicking into Santos' body. Santos holds Caetano against the ropes but exposes his neck. Caetano goes for a guillotine, which Santos manages to quickly escape. Santos isn't doing much damage from Caetano's guard, but the crowd roars anyhow for the local fighter. He stands up momentarily, but dives back to the ground, into Caetano's half guard. The Campos native tries to go for a triangle, then transitions to an armbar but Santos gets away and nails Caetano with three solid punches. Caetano tries to get back up, but ends up giving his back to Santos, who seems to tired to take his back as the horn sounds. Sherdog.com scores round two 10-9 for Santos.

Round 3
Round three starts and Caetano goes for the kill. However, his overhand right is answered with two hard left hooks from Santos. The hooks rip open a cut on Caetano's eyebrow that prompts referee Aires to call for a cut check. As soon as the bout is restarted, Santos gets a takedown. He is, again, on top without landing anything solid from Caetano. Caetano is bleeding, but he continues to try to submit Santos, angling for a triangle. Santos escapes, and the referee Aires again calls for a cut check. This time, the ringside physician calls the fight, making the hometown Vila Velha native Willians Santos the winner by doctor stoppage in the third round. No official time is announced.

Marcelo Guimaraes vs. “Paulao” Rodrigues
Round 1
Guimaraes opens the fight by getting a double-leg takedown. He works to pass Rodrigues' guard, but ends up letting Rodrigues get back to his feet. He goes for the takedown again and eventually gets it. Rodrigues tries to get up and gets hit with a knee to the head for his trouble. Guimaraes looks for a takedown again, holding Rodrigues and jamming him into the ropes. He eventually gets it, and immediately looks to pass, which again gives Rodrigues the chance to get back to his feet. "Paulao" engages and Guimaraes gets his fourth takedown of the opening round. Rodrigues grabs Guimaraes´ arm and almost gets an armbar, but Guimaraes frees himself, and start to get busy before the horn. Sherdog.com sees the opening frame 10-9 for Guimaraes.

Round 2
"Paulao" connects with a leg kick and Guimaraes answers with a kick to Rodrigues´ groin, which momentarily halts the fight. When it resumes, Guimaraes drives another powerful double-leg, which actually runs over referee Fabiano Frances, and takes his shoe off in the process, drawing some laughs and jeers from the crowd. Guimaraes is now Rodrigues´ half guard. With his face down in Rodrigues' stomach, he lands a hard overhand right. Another two hard shots land for "Magrao." Guimaraes is starting to do some real damage from guard. "Paulao" manages to get back up, but just Guimaraes goes for another takedown. Rodrigues connects with a hard knee to the body but is taken down again. He quickly scrambles back up to his feet. Guimaraes is simply relentless with his wrestling. He drives Rodrigues into the ropes, where they stay until the horn. Another round for Guimaraes on the Sherdog.com scorecard, 10-9.

Round 3
Rodrigues has to go all out and finish the fight to win. He connects with a couple of punches, and that´s enough to make Guimaraes go for another takedown. He is holding Rodrigues against the ropes again. In the process of defending the takedown, Rodrigues gets caught in the ropes and gets a brief reprieve after apparently hurting his foot. The bout is restarted, and Rodrigues stalks Guimaraes, firing a head kick. The strike only leads to another Guimaraes takedown, which is successful. "Paulao" quickly pops back up, and goes for a takedown of his own. Guimaraes grabs a hold of his neck a tries a guillotine. "Paulao" manages to get his head out and starts to pummel Guimaraes with strikes. Guimaraes gets another takedown, but he looks sapped. Rodrigues now punching the ribs of Guimaraes as he is held against the corner. The fight ends there, and Marcelo Guimaraes looks absolutely exhausted. Sherdog.com scores the final round 10-9 for Rodrigues, but gives the fight 29-28 to Marcelo Guimaraes.

All three unnamed judges award the bout to Marcelo Guimaraes, the winner by unanimous decision. No scores are announced.

Francisco “Massaranbuda” Drinaldo vs. Joao Paulo
Round 1
"Massaranduba" starts with a big overhand left, then misses with a head kick. Joao Paulo is hesitant to engage. Another big overhand left for Drinaldo He keeps stalking Joao Paulo, who lands a good inside leg kick. Both fighters clinch and get tied up in the ropes for a brief moment. Another left connects for "Massaranduba." Drinaldo now lands to the body. Joao Paulo looks for a takedown, but ducks his face right into a head kick. "Massaranduba" follows up with a hard left that makes the Hikari fighter hit the deck. Drinaldo follows up, but Paulo moves his hips toward him to abate the attack, and the Constrictor Team product lets him back up. "Massaranduba" is brutalizing Joao Paulo with punches standing up. The round ends with Joao Paulo defending with his back against the ropes. All "Massaranduba" here, and he gets the first frame 10-8 on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Round 2
Round two starts where the first ended. "Massaranduba" keeps walking forward, throwing his left hand, but this time, Joao Paulo sneaks in a right of his own. They clinch, and Drinaldo drills his Natalense opponent with knees in close, and launches a head kick, which is blocked. "Massaranduba" gets a takedown and works to pass Joao Paulo´s guard. He gets to half guard but decides to stand back up. From Ali-Inoki position, he dives with a huge left that just barely misses Joao Paulo´s head. He then grabs his foe's arm and goes for a kimura, which forces Joao Paulo to roll to top position, but as Drinaldo tries to crank the arm behind his back, he frees himself. Drinaldo immediately tries to stand, and Joao Paulo counters with an anaconda choke attempt. "Massaranduba" manages to defend it and ends up on top again. The time expires as "Massaranduba" gets to mount. Sherdog.com sees the second round for Francisco Drinaldo, 10-9.

Round 3
Paulo immediately goes for a takedown, but it´s "Massaranduba" who ends up on top with a guillotine attempt. "Massaranduba" lets it go and start to work from within Joao Paulo´s guard. He passes and gets to side mount. When Paulo attempts to hang on, Drinaldo drives his head into his mat with his shoulders. "Massaranduba" momentarily gets the back, but Joao Paulo stands up, forcing Drinaldo to toss him back onto the canvas. He lands some shots to the body of Joao Paulo. Referee Carlos Barreto grows weary of the inactivity and stands the fighters up. "Massaranduba" goes for another takedown, but he and Joao Paulo fall out of the ring. After both fighters are pulled back in, the fight is restarted, and this time, Drinaldo gets his takedown. Just as he starts to look to pass guard, the fight ends. 10-9 "Massaranduba", and 30-26 overall on the Sherdog.com scorecards.

The unanimous decision goes the way of Francisco "Massaranduba" Drinaldo. No judges or scores are announced.

Renato "Moicano" Carneiro vs. “Andrezinho” Nogueira
Round 1
"Moicano" comes out aggressive and hits "Andrezinho" with a front kick to the body. Nogueira gets a quick takedown, but "Moicano" pops right back up. A hard left for "Moicano" lands, and another, and another. A two-punch combo for Carneiro, who is using his long limbs well. A flying knee partially connects for the young unbeaten fighter. More combination punching, and Carneiro looks great early. Another flying knee, and "Moicano" throws a right hand that lands while still in mid-air. From out of nowhere, "Andrezinho" connects with a huge lunging right that drops Carneiro. "Andrezinho" pounces on the Constrictor Team product with punches. "Moicano" takes it all, and referee Douglas Aires looks on with concern. Nogueira keeps punching, punching, punching, but Moicano protects himself while kicking his foe away. Carneiro survives, but Nogueira grabs a guillotine. Carneiro defends, and appears to have his wits back, but after a great opening three minutes, he's in a fight. The horn sounds, and Sherdog.com gives the first round 10-9 to Joao Luis Nogueira.

Round 2
In spite of the near disaster in round one, "Moicano" again starts the round being the aggressor. He tries another flying knee and Nogueira answers with a leg kick. Both fighters miss with overhand punches. "Moicano" misses an uppercut. After not being able to put hands on Nogueira, Carneiro finally connects with a jab, and follows with a one-two combo that knocks Nogueira's mouthguard out. A brief pause is called for referee Douglas Aires to retrieve the mouthpiece. Both fighters are now going for the home run with every strike. "Moicano" lands a jab and follows with a high kick. The pace slows down, but Carneiro continues to snap his jab into Nogueira's face. "Andrezinho" tries to respond, chasing "Moicano" around the ring at the horn. Sherdog.com sees the second round for Renato Carneiro, 10-9.

Round 3
"Moicano" opens up the third round with a three-piece combination that grazes his foe. Both fighters are still going for broke. "Andrezinho" misses with a spinning back fist. He tries to get a takedown, but "Moicano" escapes and stands up. From his back, Nogueira barely misses him with upkicks and eventually "Moicano" manages to get to Nogueira´s back in the scramble. "Andrezinho" frees himself and gets to his feet, where the two resume throwing heavy leather. "Andrezinho" tries to connect with a flying knee but gets hit with a big right to the jaw. "Moicano" looks confident now as the bout winds down. "Andrezinho" trying to hit "Moicano" with overhand punches, but Carneiro just dances away from the Fortaleza native. "Moicano" gets a takedown and manages to reach half guard as the round ends. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Renato Carneiro, awarding him the fight 29-28.

All three judges award the fight to the winner by unanimous decision, Renato "Moicano" Carneiro. No judges' names or scores are given.

Edilberto “Crocota” de Oliveira vs. Sergio "Junior" Melo
Round 1
"Crocota" gets a quick takedown and falls on "Junior's" half guard, but they both quickly scramble back to their feet. Both fighters look hesitant to engage and the pace slows down considerably. Oliveira connects with a good left hand. Now he lands another hard punch to body and then goes for a takedown but offer his neck in the process. Melo jumps for a guillotine, but "Crocota" escapes and lets his foe stand back up. Now it´s "Junior" with a takedown attempt and both fighters fall out of the ring. The fight is restarted with Sergio Junior in "Crocota's" guard. Melo grinds away with short punches on top until the horn. Very close opening round. Sherdog.com gives the opening frame to "Junior," 10-9.

Round 2
The second round starts out slowly. Melo lands an inside leg kick. "Crocota" tags Melo with a straight right. Melo answers with a overhand left to the temple. He lunges forward, but Crocota quickly grabs him and puts his back against the corner. Melo barely misses with a spinning back fist, but he lands another hard left hand. Another spinning back fist that grazes "Crocota's" head. Oliveira wants to get the fight to the ground. Melo only complains to referee Carlos Barreto about the lack of action from his opponent. "Crocota" lands a big right, follows up with another, and finally gets "Junior" to the floor. Melo pops up, but is taken back down. "Crocota" is trying to get a front headlock, to go a guillotine or anaconda choke, but "Junior" has none of it. The horn sounds as Oliveira tries to lock up his opponent's arm. Another close round, but Sherdog.com sees it again for "Junior," 10-9.

Round 3
"Crocota" lands a right hand to start the final round. He is not showing any sense of urgency despite the fight being so close. He lands another jab. They exchange, and Melo gets momentarily tangled in the ropes. When referee Carlos Barreto calls for a break, "Crocota" launches a punch at Melo. Barreto immediately shows "Crocota" a yellow card, and deducts a point. The fight is restarted, and Melo lands a left cross and smiles. "Crocota" looks angry but can´t do much damage. He tries to go for a takedown from the clinch. He lets Melo go and misses with a right cross. Melo hits another good left hook. "Junior" ducks under a straight right from "Crocota" and almost gets a takedown. Oliveira lands another right hook. Melo answers with a flying knee that misses his opponent. The round ends with both fighters standing in the middle of the ring, staring. Crocota raises his hands in victory, and his rival looks at him and verbally questions his sanity. Sherdog.com scores the final round 10-10 before the point deduction, but the yellow card gives Melo the edge 10-9 in the round, and a 30-27 scorecard overall.

No judges names or scores are announced, but Sergio "Junior" Melo is announced the winner by split decision.


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