‘Coach Khabib Does It Again’ – MMA Fans React As Jailton Almeida Secures Dominant UFC 302 Win After Receiving Tips From ‘The Eagle’

The first finish of the night at UFC 302 came courtesy of Jailton Almeida who made quick work of Alexandr Romanov.

“Malhadinho” bounced back in style from his tough loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 299 which ended his undefeated streak inside the Octagon.

Following prior complaints in some of his fights regarding not actively seeking a finish, Almeida didn’t take long before locking in the rear-naked choke after securing an early takedown.

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After Romanov attempted to get back to his feet, the choke was locked in and the tap came soon after to break a run of decisions on the card.

Almeida said in his post-fight interview that he saw the scorecards roll in whilst backstage, and was looking to finish the fight as soon as possible.

During fight week, he stated that he received some great advice from Khabib Nurmagomedov to improve his game. MMA fans were quick to highlight that after he secured UFC 302’s first finish.

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MMA Fans React To Jailton Almeida Breaking Decision Streak At UFC 302 With First-Round Sub

Due to the criticism that Almeida has faced in the past, particularly for his 25-minute domination over Derrick Lewis, MMA fans were stunned to see the first finish of the night come from the Brazilian.

The reactions poured in on social media, with some hoping that it would be the first of many finishes in Newark.

In his post-fight interview, Almeida called to face Ciryl Gane in a fight that would make a lot of sense for the headliner spot in Paris in September.

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