Jailton Almeida, or “Malhadinho” as he is known, is on an unstoppable tear in the UFC, having won all four of his previous outings, all by way of stoppage. In fact, he has outstruck his opponents in those bouts by a remarkable 110-2 margin. Up next for Almeida is Jairzinho Rozenstruik, whom he faces in the main event of UFC Charlotte.
If Almeida can emerge victorious, he knows that he could throw his hat in the ring for a shot at the heavyweight title currently held by legendary champion Jon Jones. However, he is not looking too far ahead and is eager to focus on the task at hand.
In the meantime, Almeida hopes that Jones does not retire anytime soon and that he has a chance to face him before the champion hangs up his gloves for good. Almeida knows that it would be an incredibly tough fight, as Jones is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Nonetheless, he sees it as a challenge that he would relish and is confident that with the right preparation, he could emerge victorious.
As far as his upcoming fight with Rozenstruik is concerned, Almeida is fully aware of the danger that his opponent poses. Rozenstruik is known for his heavy hands and has finished several of his previous opponents in under 30 seconds. However, Almeida believes that he has identified a weakness in Rozenstruik’s game and plans to exploit it by taking him down and working on a submission or technical knockout.
Almeida believes that his opponent is nervous and is trying to get under his skin, but he remains unfazed. According to Almeida, he does not need to engage in trash talk to get himself motivated for a fight, as he is always driven to perform at his best. He sees the upcoming bout as an opportunity to showcase his skills and prove that he is one of the best heavyweights in the UFC.