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UFC Sao Paulo: Jailton Almeida outpoints Derrick Lewis



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Jailton Almeida took on Derrick Lewis at UFC Sao Paulo. Photo via Instagram (@malhadinho_ufc)

UFC Sao Paulo is now live from at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The card was headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Brazil’s own Jailton Almeida and former title challenger Derrick Lewis.

Fighting on his hometurf, Almeida had the rowdy Brazilian crowd with him from the start.

After five rounds of action, where the Brazilian completely dominated most of the fight on the ground, the judges gave him the nod with 50-44, 50-44 and 50-45 on the scorecards.

With the win, Almeida is still undefeated in the UFC as will climb further in the rankings.

Dalby stops Bonfim with massive knee

In the welterweight co-main event, Brazil’s Gabriel Bonfim started strong with a solid first round. However, the Danish veteran Nicolas Dalby turned things around with a heavy knee that floored his opponent. After Dalby landing a barrage of punches on the ground, the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

Check out the results from UFC Sao Paulo below!

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UFC Sao Paulo results

Main card

  • Heavyweight bout: Jailton Almeida def. Derrick Lewis via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
  • Welterweight bout: Nicolas Dalby def. Gabriel Bonfim via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:33
  • Heavyweight bout: Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’Tale Mayes via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Middleweight bout: Caio Borralho def. Abus Magomedov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight bout: Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:01

Preliminary Card

  • Welterweight bout: Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Vitor Petrino def. Modestas Bukauskas via KO (punch) – Round 2, 1:03
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Angela Hill def. Denise Gomes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Eduarda Moura def. Montserrat Ruiz via TKO (ground and pound) – R2, 2:14
  • Lightweight bout: Marc Diakiese def. Kaue Fernandes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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