Thomas Almeida Feels Like New Fighter Months After First Loss

Back in May, Thomas Almeida was dealt his first career defeat, falling to bantamweight title contender Cody Garbrandt.

Now, Almeida has his sights set on getting back into contention himself starting Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 100 vs. Albert Morales.

“Spending the last three months out of the Octagon has been very good for me,” Almeida said. “I could renew my training and techniques, and review the points that I missed in the last fight.”

Almeida, a 25-year-old from Brazil, is 21-1 overall and 4-1 inside the Octagon. Three of his four wins with the UFC were finishes, including a flying knee landed on Brad Pickett.