Jailton Almeida’s second UFC bout will come against Maxim Grishin
Jailton Almeida returns
Last month, Jailton Almeida made his first official walk to the UFC octagon. Almeida gained a UFC contract off of Dana White’s Contender Series and had quite a bit of hype around his potential.
Following his UFC debut, where he defeated Danilo Marques via technical knockout, it was understood that the hype on his name was real.
Welcome to the UFC, Jailton Almeida! 👏#UFCVegas47 pic.twitter.com/1XzxNH4E0T
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 5, 2022
With a 15-2 record, the 30-year-old Brazilian is on an amazing 10 fight win streak. The light heavyweight holds finishes in all of his victories and hasn’t suffered a defeat since 2018.
His next bout will come against former M-1 global eastern Europe heavyweight champion Maxim Grishin. After a solid run in the PFL, Grishin joined the UFC in 2020. Since signing with the promotion, he has gone 2-2. Most recently defeating knockout artist William Knight at UFC 271.
With a 32-9-2 record, Grishin has been able to put a stop to 22 of those bouts.
This fight is sure to be fireworks. Both are incredibly well-rounded with great kickboxing, boxing, and extremely solid ground games.
The match-up is slated for the May 21st Fight Night which will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As of now, the card will also feature the return of Holly Holm, Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ben Rothwell at heavyweight, and the youngest fighter on the UFC roster, Chase Hooper.
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.