Dos Santos’ sparring Kleber Orgulho headlines Jungle Fight 43 lineup

Sep 30, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- South-American’s MMA largest promotion, Jungle Fight hits the city of Sao Paulo once again for its 43rd edition, this Saturday (Sept. 29), at Clube Escola Lapa’s arena. Headlining the show is the hot prospect Kleber Orgulho (10-3), a 26-years old training partner of UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at Champion Team, in Bahia, Northeast of Brazil. He debuts at the middleweight division against BJJ blackbelt and muay thai specialist Itamar Rosa (6-2), after claiming the light heavyweight belt last January, at JF 36, with a TKO victory over Emiliano Sordi. It’s the restart of the 185lbs GP after Marcelo Guimaraes followed to the UFC.

Last beaten in November of 2010, Kleber Orgulho comes from a five-winning streak, the last three all by TKO or KO. Trained by the world-known coach Luiz Dorea and by Yuri Carlton, the man who discovered Junior dos Santos, Orgulho wants to make a premiere debut at the 185lbs division, despite the toughness of cut almost 35lbs.

“It’s a tough experience to cut weight like that”, he stated. “I followed strictly my team strategy and got it. Itamar Rosa is going to pay the price of making me suffer so much (laughing). He is guilty for that and I’m gonna charge him. I’m well prepared in every aspect of the fight to make a good debut, with good boxing, muay thai and BJJ skills. Now I’m much bigger and stronger than my opponents and ready to make path to another Jungle Fight belt”.

Willing to stop Kleber Orgulho’s streak is Itamar Rosa, a 32-year old knock-out artist, who won his last two fights in the first round, one of them after only 37 seconds. Rosa respects his opponent, but doesn’t fear him. He sees the opportunity to face such a tough fighter as Kleber Orgulho a good welcome door to open for the greatest MMA promotions.

“He is not used to fight at 185lbs such as I am”, Rosa observed. “On the other hand, I’ve already fought in higher weight classes and I see this as an advantage for me, especially in terms of punching potency. I know I’m facing a great fighter, but who knows? Maybe it’s my time to become the Jungle Fight champion. I’m sure if I beat Kleber Orgulho this Saturday I’m going to be extremely confident for the next bouts”.

Fighting out from Billings, Montana, is the 18-year X-Gym USA representative Sean Peters. He comes to debut in Brazil followed by BJJ 7th degree blackbelt Sylvio Behring, willing to advance to next stage of the lightweight Grand Prix. He faces Bolivian Carlos Bazan Rojas, who hit 159lbs instead of 155lbs and is going to give him 30% of his purse. The lightweight GP, once won by Francisco Drinaldo “Massaranduba”, also has Lucio Curado vs Gabriel Moraes and Ary Santos vs Robert Fonseca. For the middleweights Edvaldo Gameth faces Pedro da Rosa, while for the welterweights Douglas Bertazini faces Elias Silverio and for the bantamweight Reginaldo Vieira has Ronaldo Gauss as opponent.


- Middleweight GP 1st round: Kleber Orgulho (Champion Team) vs Itamar Rosa (Union Team/Scorpion Muay Thai)

- Middleweight GP 1st round: Edvaldo Oliveira Gameth (Team Master) vs Pedro da Rosa Neto (Garra Team/Combat Rider)

- Lightweight GP 1st round: Bazan Rojas (Barbosa Team-Bolívia) vs Sean Peters (Xgym-USA)

- Lightweight GP 1st round: Lucio Curado (Popo Fight Center) vs Gabriel Moraes Moreira (Fight Society)

- Lightweight GP 1st round: Ary Santos (7 Bala-Nova União) vs Robert Fonseca (Ducks Team)

- Welterweight GP 1st round: Douglas Bertazini (C.T. Miguel Repanas ) vs Elias Silvério (Barbozinha Team)

- Bantamweight bout: Reginaldo Vieira (Bolado Gold Team) vs Ronaldo Gauss (Elite Thai MMA Team)
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