The UFC Sau Paulo card has probably been among the most anticipated UFC cards this year. The card was supposed to feature Jon Jones going up against Stipe Miocic, but the fight was put off as Jones had an unprecedented injury while training for the bout.
The main event was then changed to Jailton Almeida vs Derrick Lewis, and even though they are big names, the card had lost its initial hype. The only saving grace for the UFC would have been if those two had put up an entertaining show, but that was far from what happened.
Islam Makhachev mocks UFC Sau Paulo main event fight
UFC Sao Paulo had fight fans buzzing with the promise of a monumental clash between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic. However, the fate seemingly had other plans, as an injury sidelined Jones, who suffered an unexpected injury before the main event. Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis stepped into the spotlight, but their fight fell short of delivering the fireworks everyone had hoped for.
As the Almeida-Lewis showdown unfolded, it became clear that the bout lacked the intensity and action fans were craving. The audience found themselves yearning for the excitement that had been expected from this highly anticipated matchup. In stepped Islam Makhachev, who, as is his custom, didn’t hold back on social media. He humorously voiced his disappointment by tweeting, “Give him a pillow,” directed at Derrick Lewis, who seemed content to take a more passive approach to the fight.
Makhachev’s tweet resonated with a multitude of fans who shared his frustration with the lackluster main event. It was a reminder that the world of combat sports is unpredictable, and even the most eagerly awaited bouts can fall through. Despite the hiccup, UFC Sao Paulo went on, even if it didn’t quite meet the lofty expectations of fans worldwide.
Jailton Almeida beats Derrick Lewis
In an anticlimactic showdown, Jailton Almeida claimed victory over Derrick Lewis on the UFC Sao Paulo card, which unfolded earlier today. The fight failed to deliver the fireworks that fans have come to expect from the Octagon, as Almeida showcased his grappling skills to secure a clear-cut win. Lewis, on the other hand, appeared passive and lacked the resistance needed to mount a substantial challenge.
As the bout got underway, it was evident that this matchup wasn’t living up to the hype of other UFC spectacles. Almeida seized control from the get-go, opting for a grappling-heavy strategy that kept Lewis on the defensive. Lewis struggled to muster any significant offense or escape Almeida’s clutches, which only compounded his difficulties in the octagon.
Throughout the fight, Almeida’s dominance was never truly in question, as he continued to smother Lewis with his grappling prowess. The result was a unanimous decision victory for Almeida.
While the fight may not have provided the highlight-reel moments fans crave, it went on to show that even the most highly anticipated bouts can sometimes lack the intensity and action that fans hope for, and in this instance, it was Jailton Almeida who emerged as the victor with a controlled and calculated performance.
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