The UFC returns to Brazil for an exciting Fight Night card featuring a headline bout between Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis. Almeida, a home favourite, was initially set to face Curtis Blaydes, but Blaydes had to withdraw due to injury. Now, Almeida aims to maintain his unbeaten record within the UFC against Lewis, a two-time heavyweight title challenger. Here’s everything you need to know to catch the action.
Date and How to Follow
The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, at the 11,000-capacity Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The preliminary fights are set to start at 11 PM (UK time), with the main card commencing at 1 AM on Sunday morning for UK fans. The Almeida vs. Lewis bout can be expected at around 4 AM.
Live Stream Information
You can catch all the action on TNT Sport 2, with their coverage beginning at 11 PM (UK time). It’s the perfect way to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the UFC action.
Main Card (Subject to Change)
- Main Event: Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis
- Gabriel Bonfim vs. Nicolas Dalby
- Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Don’Tale Mayes
- Caio Borralho vs. Abus Magomedov
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Armen Petrosyan
- Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel
- Elves Brener vs. Esteban Ribovics
- Victor Hugo vs. Daniel Marcos
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov
- Vitor Petrino vs. Modestas Bukauskas
- Angela Hill vs. Denise Gomes
- Eduarda Moura vs. Montserrat Ruiz
- Kaue Fernandes vs. Marc Diakiese
What Has Been Said?
Curtis Blaydes expressed his regret to fans for withdrawing from this weekend’s event due to injuries sustained during his training camp. He explained, “Injuries from camp weren’t healing at a fast enough pace for me to compete at the level required to be the best version of myself on November 4. There’s a difference between being hurt and injured, and it took me almost three months to see the difference.”
This Fight Night in Sao Paulo promises high-octane action as Almeida and Lewis clash in a battle of strength and strategy. UFC fans worldwide eagerly await the outcome of this showdown.