“A few steps closer to a title fight”: Jailton Almeida hopes victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik to get him in mix for UFC gold

Jailton Almeida, a rising heavyweight prospect, is geared up to impress fans and the company’s executives as he headlines for the first time at UFC on ABC 4. He is set to face heavy-hitter Jairzinho Rozenstruik and wants to display all of his abilities in the Octagon on the coming Saturday.

As he looks to further climb up the rankings, the Brazilian fighter aims to put on a remarkable performance against the number 9 heavyweight in the official UFC rankings at UFC on ABC 4.

Despite his aim to impress, Almeida acknowledges the danger of Rozenstruik’s striking skills, as he mentioned in an interview with Super Lutas.

For this reason, Jailton plans to take Jairzinho to the ground and utilize his grappling to neutralize his opponent’s dangerous stand-up game. With 11 submission wins in his career, the Brazilian aims to take Rozenstruik out of his comfort zone to avoid any unnecessary risks.

“Just the chance to fight Jarizinho is great,” he offered. “He’s a very well-known fighter in the division, so he’s a great measuring stick. I know if I can pass this test, I’m ready for bigger things. A win here, at this stage, on ABC, in the main event, I think it propels me quite a few steps closer to a title fight.”

“We know we have to finish the job on Saturday first, but with the win, I think a fight that makes sense for me is with Tai Tuivasa,” he added. “He is higher than me in the rankings and also very well known; another great name to add to the record.”

Jailton Almeida is gearing up to make a statement

In his first-ever main event at UFC on ABC 4 against Jairzinho Rozenstruik, a formidable striker. While Almeida recognizes the power in his opponent’s hands, he believes his footwork will enable him to dodge any incoming shots.

Jailton Almeida

However, he also acknowledges that Rozenstruik’s striking is dangerous and plans to nullify that threat by taking the fight to the ground and using his grappling skills. Almeida has 11 submission wins to his name and plans to play to his strengths to avoid any unnecessary risks.

If the fight does hit the mat, Almeida is confident he can hold his own against Rozenstruik. He is also prepared to adopt a cautious approach if needed to go the full five rounds of the main event.

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Almeida’s recent form has been impressive, with a four-fight win streak in the UFC heavyweight division, including victories over Anton Turkalj, Parker Porter, and Danilo Marques. His latest win was a TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov in January 2021.

The only blemish on his record in the last five years is a unanimous decision loss to Bruno Assis in January 2018. Almeida is determined to build on his recent success and make a name for himself in the heavyweight division.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.

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