Due to an injury, Maxim Grishin, who was originally slated to face Jailton Almeida, has had to pull from the fight.
The light heavyweight prospect, Almeida, will now face Parker Porter in a three-round heavyweight bout.
Per Combate, Jailton Almeida is moving up to heavyweight to face Parker Porter. https://t.co/vQuRaQ94uL
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) April 20, 2022
Almeida (15-2-0), made his first walk to the UFC octagon in February of this year. His promotional debut ended with a technical knockout over Danilo Marques in which stamped Almeida’s name as a real light heavyweight contender.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 5, 2022
As a professional, Almeida has finished all 15 of his victories before the final bell. The Brazilian finisher will be making the move up to heavyweight come May 21st, as he takes on Parker Porter at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira.
Porter (13-6-0) has gone 3-1 since making his UFC debut. In his last three bouts, Porter has defeated Josh Parisian, Chase Sherman, and Alan Baudot. Come May, Porter will be looking for his fourth consecutive victory.
The night of fights is to take place on May 21st at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira are set to headline the event.
Updated card below:
Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira – 135 lbs
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira – 170 lbs
Eryk Anders vs. Jun Yong Park – 185 lbs
Jailton Almeida vs. Parker Porter – 265 lbs
Chase Hooper vs. Felipe Colares – 145 lbs
Dusko Todorovic vs. Chidi Njokuani – 185 lbs
Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci – 115 lbs
Jonathan Martinez vs. Vince Morales – 135 lbs
Omar Morales vs. Uros Medic – 155 lbs
Joseph Holmes vs. Alen Amedovski – 185 lbs
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.