Curtis Blaydes vs Jailton Almeida Prediction UFC 299 3/9

Curtis Blaydes vs Jailton Almeida Prediction UFC 299 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an epic showdown in the heavyweight division as Curtis "Razor" Blaydes faces off against Jailton "Malhadinho" Almeida at UFC 299. This highly anticipated clash is set to shake the foundations of the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's delve into the fighters' backgrounds, recent performances, and our final prediction.

 

Curtis Blaydes - Elevation Fight Team

  • Height/Weight: 6' 4", 257 lbs
  • Record: 17-4-0 (12 TKO)
  • Team: Elevation Fight Team
  • Nickname: Razor
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Curtis "Razor" Blaydes is renowned for his devastating knockout power and wrestling prowess. With a background in collegiate wrestling, Blaydes possesses the ability to dictate the pace of the fight and control his opponents with his superior grappling skills.

Recent Performance:

Blaydes is coming off a tough first-round TKO loss to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes. Despite the setback, Blaydes has demonstrated his resilience and determination to bounce back stronger in his upcoming bout.

 

Jailton Almeida - Galpao Da Luta

  • Height/Weight: 6' 3", 261 lbs
  • Record: 20-2-0 (7 TKO, 12 SUB)
  • Team: Galpao Da Luta
  • Nickname: Malhadinho
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Jailton "Malhadinho" Almeida boasts an impressive record with a diverse skill set. With a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Almeida is a submission specialist who excels in capitalizing on his opponents' mistakes on the ground.

Recent Performance:

Almeida is riding a wave of momentum, coming off a convincing unanimous decision victory over Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis. His ability to finish fights both by submission and TKO demonstrates his versatility and threat to opponents in the heavyweight division.

 

Prediction:

While Curtis Blaydes is a formidable opponent with his wrestling pedigree and knockout power, Jailton Almeida's proficiency in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and his recent string of impressive victories make him the favorite to win this matchup. Almeida's ability to capitalize on grappling exchanges and secure submissions presents a significant threat to Blaydes' game plan. Expect Almeida to utilize his superior ground game to neutralize Blaydes' offense and secure a submission victory, further solidifying his position as a rising star in the heavyweight division.

 

Pick: Jailton Almeida ML -115

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