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Jailton Almeida wants Tai Tuivasa next

Jailton Almeida is a man on a mission. After an impressive win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event of UFC Fight Night which went down on Saturday night at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, the Brazilian heavyweight wasted no time calling out his next opponent. Almeida's eyes are set on Tai Tuivasa, and he wants to make a statement by taking on the Australian in his next fight.

Almeida's victory over Rozenstruik was his fifth consecutive win since joining the UFC in early 2022. With each victory, Almeida has continued to build his reputation as one of the most dangerous heavyweights in the division. His striking is powerful and precise, and his grappling skills are equally impressive.

“Of course, UFC Abu Dhabi or UFC Brazil around October,” Almeida said during the post-fight interview. “I want Tai Tuivasa. Either he comes to Brazil and feels the energy down there, or perhaps go to Abu Dhabi, where I heard he actually does his camps. So, no worries, we can do that. We’ll make the effort and go to him.”

But Almeida is not content with just being a top contender. He has his sights set on the ultimate prize - the UFC heavyweight title. And he's not content to wait around for his shot. Almeida believes he can be ready to fight for the title as soon as 2024.

Of course, there are many obstacles standing in Almeida's way. The heavyweight division is always in a state of flux, with new contenders emerging and established stars falling from grace. But Almeida has the skills, the drive, and the confidence to overcome any challenge that comes his way.

And he's not afraid to call out anyone who stands in his path. Tai Tuivasa may be the next man in Almeida's sights, but he's just one of many potential opponents. Almeida is willing to take on all comers as he continues his journey to the top of the heavyweight division.

“I’m taking this as a ladder full of steps, and I’m very happy to be looking into the top 10 right now and by the end of the year make it to seventh or sixth,” Almeida said. “Then next year maybe go and shoot for the title we all dream of.”

For fans of the UFC, Jailton Almeida is a name to watch in the coming years. With his explosive style and his relentless pursuit of victory, he's sure to be a mainstay in the heavyweight division for years to come. Whether he can reach the top of the mountain remains to be seen, but one thing is certain - Almeida is not going to back down from any challenge.


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