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#7 Heavyweight Division



Jailton Almeida

Heavyweight Division

21-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Jailton Almeida

athlete record


Learn more about Jailton Almeida's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 13, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • Seven wins by KO, 13 by submission (11 RNC, 2 arm triangle)

  • 15 first-round finishes

  • Has won 16 of his last 17

  • Holds submission wins over UFC vets Ildemar Alcantara and Ednaldo Oliveira

  • Origin of nickname: “Little Malhado. Malhado was his father´s nickname. He was a pro boxer and now boxing coach.”

UFC 302 (6/1/24) Almeida submitted Alexandr Romanov via rear-naked choke at 2:27 of the first round 

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Almeida was knocked out by Curtis Blaydes at :36 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/4/23) Almeida won a five-round unanimous decision over Derrick Lewis

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Almeida submitted Jairzinho Rozenstruik via rear naked choke at 3:43 of the first round 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Almeida stopped Shamil Abdurakhimov via strikes at 2:56 of the second round 

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Almeida submitted Anton Turkalj via rear naked choke at 4:27 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Almeida submitted Parker Porter via rear naked choke at 4:35 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Almeida stopped Danilo Marques via strikes at 2:57 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode three
(9/14/21) Almeida submitted Nasrudin Nasrudinov via rear naked choke at 1:49 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I don’t even remember how old I was but I have always trained because of my father and eventually I got into MMA due to my training partners going at it like Yuri Moura and Rodrigo Taigra.

What titles have you held? Thunder Fight Champion, Fight On Champion and Circuito Black Belt Champion

Do you have any heroes? My dad, for sure, but in MMA, I have two idols in Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the culmination of 10 years of hard, hard work.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a security guard

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Whatever gets me the submission

Favorite Striking technique: Hard hands to the head