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Who won Almeida vs Lewis?
Jailton Almeida beat Derrick Lewis by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Almeida vs. Lewis, on Saturday 4th November 2023 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.
The scorecards were announced as 50-44, 50-44, 50-45 in favor of winner Jailton Almeida.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Almeida vs Lewis stats
Jailton Almeida stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Derrick Lewis made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had a massive power advantage over Almeida, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Almeida's 37%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Almeida had a massive advantage over Lewis, boasting at 63% submission rate over Lewis' 4%.
Jailton Almeida was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Almeida had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Almeida was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 5 months later than Lewis, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 53 less professional rounds, 33 to Lewis' 86.
Almeida vs Lewis form
Almeida had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had won against Anton Turkalj at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Parker Porter at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Danilo Marques at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Derrick Lewis had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sergey Spivac at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had won against Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jailton Almeida had been fighting more than Derrick Lewis.
Going to this contest, Jailton Almeida had last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Derrick Lewis' last outing had been 4 months and 8 days ago.
Almeida's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Almeida vs Lewis?
Jailton Almeida was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Derrick Lewis made his way into the ring at 19/5 (+380) with oddsmakers.