UFC Sao Paulo Results, Live Coverage, and Discussion: Jailton Almeida Dominates Derrick Lewis

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Results

Main Card (ESPN+, 9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT)

  • (#9) Jailton Almeida def. (#10) Derrick Lewis via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
  • Nicolas Dalby def. Gabriel Bonfim via TKO (punches) (4:33, R2)
  • Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don'Tale Mayes via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Caio Borralho def. Abus Magomedov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky via KO (punch) (4:01, R1)

Prelims (ESPN+, 6:00 p.m. EDT/3:00 p.m. PDT)

  • Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Ends in a Majority Draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Vitor Petrino def. Modestas Baukauskas via KO (punch) (1:03, R2)
  • (#12) Angela Hill def, Denise Gomes via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Eduarda Moura def. Montserrat Conejo Ruiz via TKO (punches) (2:14, R2)
  • Marc Diakese def. Kaue Fernandes via split-decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Play-by-Play

(#9) Jailton Almeida vs. (#10) Derrick Lewis

Round One - Almeida lands a front kick to the body to open the main event. Almeida whiffs on a head kick then changes levels and secures the takedown. Almeida looks for an arm triangle, Lewis defends well but Almeida gets to full mount. Lewis scrambles to a knee but Almeida trips him right back down to the mat and looks for a choke but the horn sounds to end the opening frame.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Almeida.

Round Two - Lewis whiffs on a switch kick to open the round. Almeida changes levels and gets the takedown. Almeida secures back control and looks for the choke but Lewis is able to scramble to his back. Almeida now has full mount and starts hammering down shots as Lewis spins to his stomach. Almeida looks for the choke, Lewis defends well as Almeida starts landing some punches to the body as the horn sounds to send this one to round number three.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Almeida. 20-18 to Almeida after two rounds.

Round Three - Lewis looks for another jump kick but can't hit it. Almeida looks for another takedown but Lewis remains upright and stuffs the attempt. Lewis rips a right hook to the body but Almeida's able to secure yet another takedown. Almeida doesn't do much and is warned by the referee to start working or he'll stand them up. Almeida lands an elbow and mixes in some hammerfists for good measure. Lewis scrambles, Almeida ends up with side control but Lewis gets to his feet just as the horn sounds.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Almeida. 30-27 to Almeida after three rounds.

Round Four - Almeida opens round number four with a low kick. Almeida looks for the takedown but he walks right into a walloping uppercut from Lewis! Somehow, Almeida seems to be OK and secures the takedown regardless. Almeida gets side control but Lewis rolls onto his stomach and Almeida now has the back. Lewis keeps scrambling and Almeida is just throwing hammerfists until the horn that sends this one to the fifth and final round.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Almeida. 40-36 to Almeida after four rounds.

Round Five - Almeida avoids a big uppercut attempt from Lewis and looks for the takedown. Lewis defends well and remains upright but Almeida trips him to the mat. Almeida gets full mount but isn't doing much from the top and is warned to work by the referee, who's threatening to stand them up. Almeida gets to side control and lands a few short punches but Lewis scrambled and gets back to his feet. Almeida gets Lewis right back down to the mat, Lewis pops back up but he's ran out of time as the horn sounds, and this one is headed to the judge's scorecards.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Almeida. 50-45 to Almeida overall.

Result: (#9) Jailton Almeida def. (#10) Derrick Lewis via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)

Gabriel Bonfim vs. Nicolas Dalby

Round One - Bonfim lands a 1-2 to start. Dalby dives in for a takedown but Bonfim remains upright and shoves Dalby back. Dalby lands a low kick, then another, as Bonfim clinches. Bonfim trips Dalby to the mat and immediately looks for side control but Dalby defends nicely for the time being. Bonfim gets to partial side control and starts hammering down elbows but the horn sounds to end the opening frame.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Bonfim.

Round Two - Dalby lands a left hook to start. Bonfim changes levels and secures a quick takedown. Bonfim looks for the choke but Dalby's able to escape danger for the moment. Dalby scrambles and gets to a knee then back to his feet. Dalby clinches, Bonfim looks for the trip but Dalby remains on his feet with some sound defense. Dalby stuffs yet another takedown attempt and lands a 1-2. Dalby drills Bonfim with a knee and Bonfim is down! Dalby rushes over and lands punch after punch and this one is waved off! Huge upset victory for Nicolas Dalby!

Result: Nicolas Dalby def. Gabriel Bonfim via TKO (punches) (4:33, R2)

Caio Borralho vs. Abus Magomedov

Round One - Borralho lands a low kick to start. Borralho whiffs on a head kick and eats a counter left hand from Magomedov. Borralho lands a lead leg kick, then another, and has a looping right hand blocked by Magomedov. Borralho lands a step in elbow, Magomedov drills Borralho with a side kick to the body, and stuffs a takedown attempt from his Brazilian counterpart. Magomedov accidentally pokes Borralho in the eye and after a quick stoppage, this one is back underway. Magomedov looks for a head kick but whiffs and the horn sounds to end an eventful opening frame.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Borralho.

Round Two - Borralho opens up round number two with a side kick to the body. Magomedov lands a 1-2 but eats a counter right hook from Borralho. Magomedov continues the forward pressure but he walks right into another right hook from Borralho. Magomedov lands an overhand right but can't find a home for a spinning backfist attempt. Borralho lands a jumping knee to the body, then a right hook back up top, and the horn sounds that'll send this one to the third and final round.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Borralho. 20-18 to Borralho after two rounds.

Round Three - Magomedov lands a front kick to the body to begin the final frame. Borralho pops the jab but has a head kick attempt blocked. Borralho finds a home for a right hook, then another jab, then a step in elbow also lands for the Brazilian contender. Borralho lands a leaping knee and Magomedov is down! Borralho rushes in and looks for the choke but Magomedov defends well until the horn sounds that'll send this one to the judge's scorecards.

Fightful scores this round 10-9 to Borralho. 30-27 to Borralho overall.

Result: Caio Borralho def. Abus Magomedov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Elves Brener vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky

Round One - Kruschewsky opens the action with a jab. Brener lands a calf kick, then plants a kick on the outside of Kruschewsky's lead leg. Brener lands another low kick and fires off a left hook back up top that finds a home. Kruschewsky comes back with a left hook, Brener answers with a left hook of his own, then lands yet another low kick. Brener looks for a jump kick but Kruschewsky slides out of the way and lands a straight right hand. Brener lands a left hook and Kruschewsky face plants into the mat and he's out cold! What a performance by Elves Brener!

Result: Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky via KO (punch) (4:01, R1)


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