The heavyweight battle between Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis will play a crucial role for both fighters in climbing to the top. Lewis recently got arrested for exceeding the speed limit on road, but the good news is that he immediately got released.The fight is going to take place this Saturday night at Ginasio Do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo.
The winner of this fight will definitely get one step closer towards getting a title shot. Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo sees Charles Oliveira in Jailton Almeida because of his ground game. It will be very interesting to see how well Jailton Almeida’s grappling skills will help him against Derrick Lewis, who is a super competitive opponent.
Henry Cejudo on Jailton Almeida
In a recent YouTube video, Henry Cejudo compared Jailton Almeida to Charles Oliveira and descriptively explained why. “Almeida is the replica of what Charles Oliveira is at the heavyweight division,” Cejudo said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
“His jiu-jitsu and top submissions, I mean, he’s an artist at heavyweight. We saw a lot of his submissions, from chokes to triangles. I mean, we’re taking about a damn heavyweight here. Very crafty off of his back, very crafty up top, and he will slide things in because he knows that’s where his No.
1 strength is. And his finishing ability. All of his wins have come from stoppages. He’s either knocked you out, or he’s submitted you. This dude’s not planning on going five rounds with Derrick Lewis.His movement and his athleticism, this dude could almost be a damn football player.
Cejudo further said: He can almost be a quarterback, a wide receiver, you call it. The dude has a certain agility that makes him different from a lot of the other heavyweights. And the most important gift of them all, his confidence. He’s a very confident human. He believes in himself”.