This Saturday is set to be a huge night for Jailton Almeida as he takes on thunder-fisted heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event of UFC Charlotte. While Almeida has already taken on and won against plenty of UFC-level opposition, Rozenstruik provides a new level of challenge. However, should Almeida perform well and defeat Rozenstruik, his dreams of a UFC title may become a reality faster than anticipated, particularly with current heavyweight champion Jon Jones looking to potentially retire after his upcoming fight with Stipe Miocic.
In that case, the heavyweight title would be up for grabs and Almeida would be a top contender. Alternatively, Jones may choose to stick around and break some records, in which case Almeida could certainly be on his list of opponents.
Regardless of what the future holds, Saturday’s fight will be a turning point for Almeida’s career, as the UFC is heavily promoting the event. The rest of the card features several exciting matchups, including welterweight Ian Machado Garry vs. Daniel Rodriguez, light heavyweights Carlos Ulberg vs. Ihor Potieria, and a welterweight brawl between Alex Morono and Tim Means. The preliminaries also promise some solid fights, with veterans like Matt Brown and Court McGee in action.