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Heavyweight Clash: Jailton Almeida to Face Alexander Volkov at UFC 302

Jailton Almeida to Face Alexander Volkov
Jailton Almeida vs. Alexander Volkov at UFC 302

In a highly anticipated showdown, top-ranked heavyweights Jailton Almeida and Alexander Volkov are set to collide in a three-round bout at UFC 302 on June 1, as reported by Super Lutas and confirmed by multiple sources.

The upcoming pay-per-view event is targeted for Newark, N.J., although the official location and headlining attraction are yet to be announced by the promotion.

Jailton Almeida, with a professional record of 20-3, suffered his first MMA loss in over six years against Curtis Blaydes in March in Miami. Despite showcasing his takedown skills in round one, Almeida faced a knockout in the second round. However, his previous six UFC victories, including wins over Derrick Lewis, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Shamil Abdurakhimov, attest to his formidable presence in the heavyweight division.

On the other side of the Octagon, Alexander Volkov boasts a record of 37-10 and has been on a dominant streak since 2022. Volkov showcased his striking prowess with quick finishes over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexandr Romanov, followed by a notable submission win against Tai Tuivasa with an Ezekiel choke in September 2023. As a former Bellator heavyweight champion, Volkov has secured impressive victories in the UFC, including wins over Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, and Stefan Struve.

The clash between Almeida and Volkov promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with both fighters known for their striking abilities and resilience inside the cage. MMA fans can expect an explosive matchup between two heavyweight contenders vying for supremacy in one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC.


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