the capixaba Erick silva is the grand champion of the welterweight GP of Jungle Fight. The Minotauro Team athlete defeated his compatriot Gil de Freitas and the Mexican Francisco Ayon to keep the belt. The tournament was the main attraction of Jungle Fight 23, an event that took place this Saturday, in Belém, Pará.
Erick submits Gil de Freitas
In the GP semi-final, which was considered the early decision of the dispute, Erick silva and Gil de Freitas from São Paulo had a busy duel. In the second round, after Erick connected with a good kick, Gil felt the blow and was taken to the ground. The Minotauro Team athlete wasted no time and landed a fair guillotine choke to end the duel. In the other semifinal, Mexican Francisco Ayon and Argentine Fernando Martinez had a very balanced fight, with Ayon winning the fight in a split decision from the judges.
Crocotá makes peace with victory
Coming from two defeats in his last three appearances, Edilberto Crocotá found his way back to victory. The Bahian managed to avoid takedown attempts and André Lobato's dangerous ground game to emerge victorious. After a balanced first round, Crocota defended an attack on the legs and landed a fair triangle hand, which forced Lobado to give up the fight.
Erick finishes another one and wins belt
After a real battle in the semi-final, Erick silva He faced a worn-out Francisco Ayon in the decision. Right at the beginning of the duel, Erick connected with a good blow that took the Mexican to the ground. From then on, the Brazilian reached mount and ended the fight with a katagatame. Check out the other results of the event:
Neilson Gomes (Champion) defeated Silmar Sombra (Bulldog Team) in a unanimous decision by the judges;
Edilberto Crocotá (Champion) submitted André Lobato (Bulldog Team) with a hand triangle in R2;
Ildemar Marajó (Striker Team) defeated Jacko Quintana (Pitbull Team) by knockout in R1;
GP up to 77kg:
Erick silva (Minotauro Team) submitted Gil de Freitas (Barbosa) with a guillotine choke in R2;
Francisco Ayon (Mexico) defeated Fernando Martinez (Argentina) via split decision;
Eick Silva submitted Francisco Ayon with a katagatame in R1;