When did Jailton Almeida start MMA?

Last Modified May 30, 2024 12:18 GMT
Jailton Almeida


The No.7 ranked heavyweight contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jailton Almeida is an out-and-out phenomenal fighter with excellent fist as well as ground game. Like most Brazilian fighters in the UFC roster, Jailton Almeida has also had his difficulties growing up. From wanting to be a professional football player to the top ten heavyweights in one of the most prominent promotions in the world, Almeida has put on what resilience and consistency can do to your life.


From 2018 to early 2023, Jailton Almeida was on a 15-fight win streak. On March 9, 2024, the 32-year-old Brazilian fighter locked horns against Curtis Blaydes at UFC 299. However, Almeida got knocked out in the early seconds of the second round of the fight in Miami, Florida, United States.


Nevertheless, the Brazilian fighter is looking forward to bouncing back from his previous loss in his next one. For his next outing, Jailton Almeida is booked against the Moldovan fighter Alexander Romanov on June 1, 2024, for the main card of UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier.



Jailton Almeida MMA Debut


Jailton Almeida made his professional MMA debut in September 2012. For which he faced Diego Reis at Nocuate: MMA Fight 2 and submitted Reis in the first round. Moreover, Almeida made his debut as a welterweight contender and later built his way up to middleweight and finally heavyweight.


With more than a decade of expertise in the sport, Almeida currently boasts a record of 20 wins and 3 losses in mixed martial arts. He made his UFC debut in 2022 against Danilo Marques and won the bout via a first-round TKO at 2:57.



Is Jailton Almeida a black belt?


Jailton Almeida is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Even though he started training at the age of 11, Almeida finally got his hands on the belt at 20. And what makes it more fascinating is the fact that Almeida started training in boxing at the age of six. And later transitioned into mixed martial arts. Moreover, he was around 21 years old, when he made his professional debut.







*Last updated on May 30, 2024.

FAQs

A. Jailton Almeida made his professional MMA debut in September 2012 for which he faced Diego Reis at Nocuate: MMA Fight 2 and submitted Reis in the first round.


A. The 32-year-old Brazilian fighter locked horns against Curtis Blaydes in his last fight and Almeida got knocked out in the early seconds of the second round of the fight in Miami, Florida, United States. 


A. With more than a decade of expertise in the sport, Almeida currently boasts a record of 20 wins and 3 losses in mixed martial arts.


A. Jailton Almeida earned a black belt in jiu-jitsu in 2018 when he was 20 years old. 


A. Jailton Almeida is currently 32 years old. 


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