Jailton Almeida Dominates Derrick Lewis, earns Decisive unanimous decision – UFC Sao Paulo Highlights

Jailton Almeida

Jailton Almeida earned his 15th straight win inside the Octagon on Saturday night in the UFC Sao Paulo headliner, scoring a decisive unanimous decision victory over heavyweight knockout artist Derrick Lewis.

Fans looking to see an exciting first-round finish were left undeniably disappointed as Almeida took ‘The Black Beast’ into deep waters, riding out (literally) the 25-minute affair in complete control from bell to bell. Almeida put his world-class grappling skills to work, taking down Lewis in each round at will, and was largely content to hold position, controlling Lewis, but unwilling to offer much in the way of strikes or submission attempts.

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In the opening round, Almeida nearly secured an arm triangle choke, but after Lewis successfully defended, Almeida no longer seemed interested in hunting for submissions.

In the end, it made for a bit of a snoozefest, but Almeida once again showed the world that he is perhaps the greatest grappler in the heavyweight division.

Official Result: Jailton Almeida def. Derrick Lewis via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)

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