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When is Blaydes vs Almeida?
Curtis Blaydes is set to fight Jailton Almeida in the main event of UFC Fight Night – Blaydes vs. Almeida, on Saturday 4th November 2023 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Blaydes vs Almeida stats
Curtis Blaydes steps into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jailton Almeida will make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggest Blaydes has a massive power advantage over Almeida, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Almeida's 37%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Almeida will have a massive advantage over Blaydes, boosting at 63% submission rate over Blaydes' 0%.
Curtis Blaydes is the same age as Jailton Almeida, at 32 years old.
Blaydes has 1-inch reach advantage.
Blaydes' experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Almeida's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 8 months later than Almeida, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 20 more professional rounds, 48 to Almeida's 28.
Blaydes vs Almeida form
Blaydes has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.
Before that, he had won against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Almeida has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by submission 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 defeated Anton Turkalj at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Parker Porter at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by submission 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.
In terms of recent activity, Jailton Almeida has been fighting more than Curtis Blaydes.
Curtis Blaydes last fought 5 months and 8 days ago, while Jailton Almeida's last outing was 4 months and 17 days ago.
Blaydes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Almeida's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Blaydes vs Almeida?
Jailton Almeida is currently 1/2 (-200) to win the fight outright, while you can get 13/8 (+160) on Curtis Blaydes if you fancy the small upset.
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