’13 consecutive victories’ Almeida, challenge to enter the UFC ‘TOP 10’ against Rosenstruk
Xyleton Almeida (31, Brazil), who has 13 consecutive victories, aims to enter the top 10 UFC heavyweight division against veteran Jairzinho Rosenstruk (35, Suriname).
Almeida, ranked 12th in the UFC heavyweight rankings, will face No. 9 Rosenstruk in the UFC Fight Night: Rosenstruk vs. Almeida main event at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 14th (Korean time).
Almeida is a Brazilian heavyweight grappler who has been around for a long time. He first learned boxing when he was 6 years old, but jiu-jitsu, which he learned from the age of 11, is his main specialty.
He has 12 takedowns in 5 fights in the UFC. His takedown success rate is 70%, and he completes 6.73 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Even more surprising is the finishing instinct. All 5 fights ended within 2 rounds. Once a takedown is successful, the game must end with a ground-and-pound or submission.
His mixed martial arts (MMA) record is 18 wins and 2 losses (UFC 5 wins undefeated).
Expectations are high for Almeida in the UFC. The event will be broadcast live on American terrestrial TV station ABC. Only the hottest players can take on the main event of the ABC televised competition.
For Almeida to be able to live up to the UFC’s expectations, he will have to surpass veteran kickboxer Rosen Strujk.
Rosenstruk is an 85-year-old kickboxing veteran. In MMA, he has a record of 13 wins and 4 losses (7 wins and 4 losses in UFC).
Just like the nickname ‘Biggie Boy안전놀이터‘, the destructive power of one shot bursting from the giant is amazing. All 7 UFC wins have ended by KO (TKO).
Even if you are somewhat behind in the content of the game, if one blows up, you take victory with it.
The two players, each with a different style as a grappler and striker, think each other has an advantage.
“I know that Rosenstruk is not a good match for me. I’m faster and more flexible than the other players, but I’m just as strong as them. Besides, I aim for a finish more than any other grappler in the heavyweight division,” he exclaimed. “It will definitely be a tough challenge for Rosenstruk.”
Rosenstruk said, “Almeida is talented as a fighter and has the qualifications to become a champion,” but promised to knock him out quickly, saying, “To be honest, this is the first time he has ever fought an opponent who is trying to pull out his hair.”
As the two fighters decorated all of their UFC victories with finishes, a hot match is expected again this time.
On the other hand, ‘Fire Fist’ Kim Ji-yeon (33) participates in the competition that day and competes against Mandi Böhm (33, Germany).
The two fighters were originally scheduled to fight on February 5, but the fight was canceled three hours before the tournament after Boehm developed allergy symptoms.
Kim Ji-yeon said that she felt disrespected as there was no explanation or apology after the match was canceled, and said, “I will definitely finish.”
UFC Fight Night: Rosenstruk vs Almeida main card will be broadcast live on TVING and tvN SPORTS from 4:00 am on Sunday, May 14th.