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"Malhadinho"

Jailton Almeida

Heavyweight Division

17-2-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

11

Wins by Submission

13

First Round Finishes

Jailton Almeida

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Salvador, Brazil
Fighting style
Boxing
Age
31
Height
75.00
Weight
223.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 13, 2021
Reach
79.00
Leg reach
43.50
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Six wins by KO, 11 by submission (9 RNC, 2 arm triangle)
     
  • 13 first-round finishes
     
  • 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 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