Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov will take on Jailton “Malhadinho” Almeida in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 279 card.

In this post, we will break down Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 40-year-old, Shamil Abdurakhimov is coming in with a 20-7-0 record. Abdurakhimov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall in March.

Almeida, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Parker Porter on March 19, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira and holds a 16-2-0 record.

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
40
Age
31
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 3″
235 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
76″
Reach
79″
20-7-0
Record
16-2-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Shamil Abdurakhimov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 31-year-old, Jailton Almeida is an orthodox fighter with a 79″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Shamil Abdurakhimov:
→ Abdurakhimov’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Abdurakhimov lands 2.60 significant strikes per minute.
→ Abdurakhimov’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Abdurakhimov’s takedown average is 1.09 per 15 minutes.
→ Abdurakhimov’s takedown defense is 47%.

Abdurakhimov comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.60 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Almeida fires at 53% accuracy, landing about 3.48 significant strikes per minute. Shamil Abdurakhimov also has a 23% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.09 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Almeida’s 6.27 takedowns and 50% takedown accuracy.

Jailton Almeida:
→ Almeida’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Almeida lands 3.48 significant strikes per minute.
→ Almeida’s takedown accuracy is 66%.
→ Almeida’s takedown average is 6.27 per 15 minutes.
→ Almeida’s takedown defense is 50%.

Jailton spent on average 4:47 minutes in the Octagon and Shamil has an average fight time of 9:37 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 279 is live in , who do you think will win, Shamil or Jailton? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz
Date
September 10, 2022
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida

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