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Jailton Almeida has a new opponent — in a different weight class — for his second UFC bout.
Multiple people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the change to MMA Fighting following a report from Combate.
Almeida (15-2) took on social media to say he’s inspired by UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev in his decision to face a heavyweight next. “Malhadinho” tapped Nasrudin Nasrudinov at Dana White’s Contender Series and stopped Danilo Marques in his UFC debut earlier this year.
Mike Heck contributed to this report.