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Jailton Almeida vs. Alexandr Romanov Announced for UFC 302 in Newark

Almeida gets a new opponent
Jailton Almeida vs. Alexandr Romanov

A heavyweight clash between Jailton Almeida and Alexandr Romanov has been officially set for UFC 302, adding another exciting matchup to the pay-per-view event scheduled for June 1 in Newark, New Jersey.

The news of this matchup was first reported by Ag. Fight and later confirmed by several sources familiar with the situation.

Originally slated to face Alexander Volkov at UFC 302, Almeida had to adjust his plans after Volkov was redirected to a bout against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Saudi Arabia on June 22 in Riyadh, as announced by UFC CEO Dana White.

For Almeida, this fight marks an opportunity to bounce back from his first UFC loss, a knockout defeat against Curtis Blaydes at UFC 299. Before that setback, Almeida had been on a dominant six-fight winning streak, showcasing his skills as a Brazilian submission specialist.

On the other side of the octagon, Alexandr Romanov aims to build on his recent victory over Blagoy Ivanov, which ended a two-fight losing streak. Romanov's earlier career was marked by an impressive five-fight win streak, with none of his 16 victories requiring judges' input.

While the headliner for UFC 302 is yet to be confirmed, the addition of Almeida vs. Romanov promises an intriguing matchup in the heavyweight division, adding to the anticipation surrounding the event.


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