Jailton Almeida: ‘This Is My Chance’

“My dream is to fight for the belt. My dream was to join the UFC, but now, my dream is to fight for the belt.”

This weekend, Almeida will fight longtime contender Curtis Blaydes on the UFC 299: O’Malley vs Vera 2 card in Miami. It’s a crucial fight for the trajectory of both men’s careers, and it’s a fight that was supposed to happen last year before an injury to Blaydes pushed the fight back.

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“Thank God that everything is working out in this journey. This fight was supposed to happen in São Paulo, but, unfortunately, Curtis Blaydes injured himself, so it got postponed,” Almeida said. “Now I’m coming to his home country to fight him, and my career is on the right track. With faith in God, I’ll get the win and I’ll be fighting for the belt against (Tom) Aspinall this year.”

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