Jailton Almeida secures another first round finish, submits Jairzinho Rozenstruik in UFC on ABC 4 main event
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to us today, May 13, 2023, for UFC on ABC 4, going down live from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Headlining the event was a clash of heavyweight contenders as no. 9 ranked kickboxing champion Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-5) faced off with no. 12 ranked BJJ phenom Jailton Almeida (19-2) in the main event of the evening.
Rozenstruik came into the bout having KO’d Chris Daukaus in a mere 23 seconds of his most recent appearance back in December of last year, making him 3-4 over his last seven following a 10-0 start to his MMA career, while Almeida had gone 4-0 thus far into his UFC tenure.
Of Rozenstruik’s 13 wins, 12 came via finish, all 12 via knockout, while of Almeida’s 18 wins coming in, all 18 came via finish with 7 knockouts and 11 submissions. This was one you didn’t want to miss!
Continue reading to see how our epic main event of the evening went down:
Official Result: Jailton Almeida def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:43 of round one
Almeida shoots on a takedown right out of the gate, but is denied on his attempt. He then shoots on another double leg about 40 seconds in and secures it in the middle of the octagon.
Rozenstruik eventually scoots his way to the cage, and is attempting a get up when Almeida improves his position from half guard to side control. Not long thereafter, Almeida secures mount and starts reigning down some heavy punches. Rozenstruik is then forced to give up his back, where Almeida immediately sinks in the rear naked choke.
Rozenstruik had no answer for the choke and was forced to tap, handing Almeida his 14th-straight win.
Jailton Almeida keeps his finish streak intact, this being his 19th career win, and his 19th career win via stoppage; he looks more and more unstoppable every time he fights. What’s more, Almeida is equally as successful at 205 lbs, and of these 14-straight finishes, this was his 11th coming in round one.
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