Jailton Almeida Next Fight

Last Modified May 26, 2024 01:15 GMT
Jailton Almeida


The Brazilian mixed martial artist Jailton Jesus Almeida Junior has been a prominent member of the UFC heavyweight roster since he joined the promotion. Within seven fights inside the octagon, the 32-year-old fighter has become one of the top ten heavyweights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is currently ranked as No.7.


Starting his professional career in 2012, Jailton Almeida currently has a record of 20 wins and 3 losses. He also has 7 wins via knockout, 12 via submission, and 14 first-round finishes badged on his fight resume. Over the years, Almeida has competed in numerous promotions and different weight classes. He is a former light heavyweight champion of a promotion called ‘Fight On MMA,’ and also another promotion called ‘Thunder Fight.’


Moving on, with a record of 13 wins and two losses at the Thunder Fight light heavyweight championship, Jailton Almeida received an invitation to fight against Nasrudin Nasrudinov at Dana White’s Contender Series 39 on September 14, 2021. The event took place in Las Vegas, United States, and Almeida submitted Nasrudinov via a rear naked choke submission in the second round and hence was awarded the UFC contract.



Jailton Almeida Next Fight


Jailton Almeida is set to face Alexander Romanov in his next fight on June 1, 2024, at UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier at the Prudential Center in Newark, United States. Moreover, the heavyweight bout will be held on the main card for the event.


Jailton Almeida(L) vs. Alexander Romanov [Image courtesy: alexandr_romanov_comrat on Instagram]


StatsJailton AlmeidaAlexander Romanov
MMA Record20-3-017-2-0
UFC Ranking (Heavyweight)No.7 ranked heavyweight contender No.13 ranked heavyweight contender
Last FightLossWin
NationalityBrazilianMoldovan
Height6 feet 3 inches6 feet 2 inches
Weight241 lbs264 lbs
Reach79 in75 in
Striking Accuracy65%52%
Takedown Accuracy60%54%
Takedown Defense75%20%
Win Streak (Active)-1
MMA Debut20122016



Jailton Almeida Last Fight


Jailton Almeida, for his last fight, faced Curtis Blaydes and lost the bout via KO at 0:36 in the second round. The bout took place on March 9, 2024 at UFC 299 in Miami, Florida, United States. Almeida lost his fifteen-fight win streak with his loss against Blaydes.




What weight class is Jailton Almeida?


Jailton Almeida currently competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A mixed martial arts career spanning over a decade, Almeida has competed in weight classes ranging from welterweight to heavyweight.


He primarily competed in welterweight during his professional MMA debut and then switched to middleweight and later light heavyweight division. However, the 32-year-old Brazilian fighter currently weighs 241 lbs and has not made any weight class shifts inside the octagon.




*Last updated on May 26, 2024.

FAQs

A. Jailton Almeida competes in the heavyweight division of the UFC.

A. Jailton Almeida’s professional MMA record stands at 20-3-0.

A. Jailton Almeida was previously on a 15-fight win streak which he lost to Curtis Blaydes in his last fight. 

A. Jailton Almeida had his last fight against Curtis Blaydes. 


A. Jailton Almeida is currently the No.7 ranked contender in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 


A. Jailton Almeida is set to Alexander Romanov in his next fight. 


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