“I am a big fan of Khabib and Chimaev,” Jailton Almeida showers respect on Russian grapplers before main event fight against Derrick Lewis

Before his bout with Derrick Lewis, Jailton Almeida expressed his admiration for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev.


“I am a big fan of Khabib and Chimaev,” Jailton Almeida showers respect on Russian grapplers before main event fight against Derrick Lewis

Jailton Almeida admits that he is a fan of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev.(via Imago)

UFC Fight Night 231 is just a few days away. The main event is highlighted by the bout between the Jui Jitsu specialist Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis. The event is set to take place in Ibirapuera Arena, São Paulo Brazil. Amid the excitement surrounding this event in São Paulo, rising heavyweight contender Jailton Almeida had some things to say.

Almeida recently revealed his profound respect for two of the most recognizable characters in the MMA world: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev. This is what he said during the pre-fight media day:

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Im a huge fan of Khabib and Chimaev. Ihave always said that. But you know, in the end im a Brazilian and i am always gonna represent Brazil. If they got a Russian for me to face, im down, i am gonna show them my Jui Jitsu, but, in the end i am a big fan of their but i am always with Brazil.
Jailton Almeida during the Pre-fight Media day press conference

Derrick Lewis is coming off a win over Marcos Rogerio De Lima. He spectacularly won the fight, knocking down De Lima with a flying knee in the first round, Jorge Masvidal style. The Black Beast then went on to finish the fight via ground and pound. On the other hand, Jailton Almeida is coming into this fight with a 6-fight win streak.

His recent opponent was Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who he finished via an RNC submission in the first round. Almeida’s remarks capture the admiration fighters have for one another despite the fierce rivalry. Fight fans are excited to witness this showdown between these two heavyweights this weekend in Sao Paulo.

Derrick Lewis is all set to create a new record following his fight in Sao Paulo

Derrick Lewis is a towering presence in the exciting world of UFC, both in terms of his size and his incredible accomplishments inside the Octagon. Lewis is accustomed to the spotlight. Fans like him because of his intriguing fighting style and endearing demeanor. But this time, his presence at the big event is really important.

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Derrick Lewis is all set to make a record in his upcoming bout against Jailton Almeida.
Derrick Lewis is all set to make a record in his upcoming bout against Jailton Almeida. (via India Times)

The context is what sets this record. Among fighters who have never won a UFC title, Derrick Lewis will become the one with the greatest number of headlining events in UFC history. This distinguishes him and demonstrates his capacity to fascinate people throughout the globe.

Andy Hickey, an MMA statistician, emphasized the importance of this accomplishment by highlighting Lewis’s unparalleled appeal and lasting reputation among the MMA community.

Fans of combat sports should anticipate nothing less than a spectacular show when Lewis returns to the octagon. His remarkable skills combined with his outstanding personality present an image of a fighter destined for glory.

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