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Give Thanks: ‘Pele’ vs. ‘Macaco’ III is Going Down in January


(Video courtesy of YouTube/TeflonMaster)

If you’ve followed MMA for more than a few years, you know who Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons is.

Anderson Silva — a longtime training partner of “Pele,” who lost to the Cuban-born fighter twice in muay thai competition — credits the original Chuteboxe team fighter with helping make him the dangerous fighter he is today.

Well, it appears that Pele is back to form after suffering a career threatening leg break back in 2008 and now the 38-year-old, who is undefeated in his four bouts since returning from the grisly injury, will take on Jorge “Macaco” Patino for the third time at MMA Combat 2 Kumite on January 20 in Brazil.

The pair’s original two fights — which saw Landi-Jons win in back-to-back match-ups — were legendary. Surprisingly, Macaco fought for the UFC and Strikeforce (and lost both bouts), yet Pele never got the call from either promotion.


(Video courtesy of YouTube/HelloJapan)

Another note of interest is that Landi-Jons, who spent the last four years training in British Columbia, Canada at Revolution MMA with the likes of Bill Mahood, Kultar Gill and Bibiano Fernandes, has reportedly returned to Chuteboxe to train with one of his original instructors, Rudimar Fedrigo.

The PRIDE vet whose biggest win came against a prime Matt Hughes, posted the news of his return to the once fabled camp on his Facebook page last night.


(Chuteboxe’s murderers’ row, circa 1999)

Stay tuned for more on the card and whether or not it will be broadcast or streamed.

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Todd M- November 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm
LOL @ Xeno, Canada you've been warned, gaurd your wood.
chzhww- November 26, 2011 at 11:04 am
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XENOPHON- November 26, 2011 at 10:28 am
How come when one asks a question to these CP fucks, they rarely respond. Its not until you punk them out time-and-time again that you can evoke a response.
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That's it, my patience has run out. MRUSS your at the top of the list. Not because you are a senior editor. Purely because your Canadian, and the sooner the Red, White, and Blue is raised over the capital of Ottawa - the better.
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The USA needs your good looking women, your timber, and your oil. And we will take it. Also, a lesson from the former Soviet Union. The Canadian tundra is a gulag of its own. The plan south is to finger print and DNA catalog, deport, and then ship all the illegals up north as cheap labor.
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The first two that I am going to load onto that one-way bus is Tito Ortiz and Cain Velasquez. And MRUSS...your going to be sitting right there next to them! GRIN
XENOPHON- November 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm
@entropee
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Thanks bra - after seeing no other posters who viewed the same, I was like well lets post it and see if any others agreed.
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As a side -note that pre-fight entrance with Macaco doing the back-flip, and Pele turning his back, them making the fake is classic. It was only undone by the brief pause mid-way when they stopped fighting to talk shit with their hands down!
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I've never seen Pele fight except for today-above. And for once in the blue moon, Cage Potato (along with Teflon Master) earns an ACE for the day.
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Which CP writer put this fabulous piece together? Please step forward....you earned a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_leaf_cluster
entropee- November 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm
I was thinking the same thing xeno. When anderson was acting like an eight year old crack head in abu dhabi, it looks like he is trying to channel what pele was doing in this fight. Albeit completely inappropriate and out of context with the reality of that environment. It makes a little more sense now. Also was a great fight to watch. Thanks cp, one golden star on your chart.
XENOPHON- November 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm
WOW - that was a great fucking fight, and the UFC only wishes they could promote anything close.
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The Second WOW, is that it's now crystal clear the Pele is the one who influences Anderson Silva. Silva is a Pele prodigy in every sense. He is a mere repeat of Pele.
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From the build, saved head, and antics and stances in the ring - to also the identical mannerisms of his psychological game, fakes, punches, kicks, and fighting from his back.
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Spitting image.
Tai-Pan- November 25, 2011 at 10:03 am
I hear this will be on the card headlined by Martinez v Zimmer II.
Todd M- November 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Love Pele's fight with Chuck, I can't believe he is only 38 I thought he was 50 something!
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