Jailton "Malhadinho" Almeida
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 3"
Leg reach: 43.50
Weight: 205 lbs.
Nationality: Salvador, Brazil
AccoladesWins by KO: 6
Wins by submission: 10
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 181
Significant Strikes Landed: 116
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 19
Takedowns Landed: 2
Jailton Almeida is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Welterweight division. He has been competing professionally since 2011 and has compiled an impressive record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw.
Almeida started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 15, and began sparring with other local fighters shortly after that. In 2011 he made his professional debut as an MMA fighter at Ceara Fight Combat 4 where he won by TKO in the first round against Anderson Silva. Following this fight he secured a contract with Jungle Fight Promotion which saw him compete on several occasions for them before signing up for one last bout under their banner; AFC Fight Night 6: Brasillia vs Africa, where he defeated Gilmar Fernandes by unanimous decision to become AFC’s lightweight champion.
In 2016 Almeida signed up with UFC featherweight division after a successful run through the regional circuits back home in Brazil, winning some notable fights including wins over former Cage Warriors champ Artur Prisco, TUF Brazil 2 winner Leonardo Silva and fellow countryman Erick Silva among others during his time there.
Since joining UFC Almeida has fought 12 bouts all while amassing an overall win rate of 62%. He holds significant victories over Danny Roberts, Takashi Sato as well as multiple finishes inside The Octagon including submissions over veteran Thiago Santos via rear naked choke as well as knockouts against Christian Aguilera both these performances earned him Performance Of The Night bonuses from UFC officials.
Despite not being among the biggest stars on their roster Jailton Almeida is steadily making his way towards title contention with every performance inside The Octagon further cementing himself within welterweight’s upper echelons of talent pool; having gone 7-3 since joining UFC shifting between losses and wins along that span also proved that despite not facing top tier opponents yet Jailton still put forth solid performances even when tested by those who were more experienced than him proving himself capable to take on bigger challenges should they come around
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Nov 04, 2023
by Submission in Round 1 @ 3:43
Sat. May 13, 2023
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:56
Sat. Jan 21, 2023
by Submission in Round 1 @ 4:27
Sat. Sep 10, 2022
by Submission in Round 1 @ 4:35
Sat. May 21, 2022
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:57
Sat. Feb 05, 2022