Rising UFC prospect Jailton Almeida will make the short turnaround to combat Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 280 on Oct. 22.
Information of the Almeida/Abdurakhimov reserving was first reported by AgFight.
Almeida fought at UFC 279 simply weeks in the past towards Anton Turkalj, incomes a first-round submission and post-fight ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus. The sunshine-heavyweight/heavyweight hybrid has gained 12 in a row in his MMA profession.
Almeida earned a shot within the UFC following a first-round end of Nasrudin Nasrudinov on Dana White‘s Contender Sequence final yr. He went on to complete Danilo Marques in slightly below three minutes in his UFC debut again in February.
Jailton Almeida Faces His Hardest UFC Take a look at Towards Shamil Abdurakhimov
The UFC booked Almeida vs. Abdurakhimov for UFC 279 earlier than journey visa points pressured Abdurakhimov to withdraw. UFC 280 would be the promotion’s return to Abu Dhabi.
Almeida will face a veteran Abdurakhimov who has confronted a slew of prime contenders within the heavyweight division. He has wins over the likes of Marcin Tybura, Andrei Arlovski, and Walt Harris in his UFC tenure.
Abdurakhimov is seeking to get again within the win column after current losses to Curtis Blaydes, Chris Daukaus, and Sergei Pavlovich.
The Almeida/Abdurakhimov reserving provides to a stacked UFC 280 card. The occasion is headlined by two title fights and a slew of prime names from throughout the promotion.
What’s your prediction for Jailton Almeida vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov?