- Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a +400 underdog against hot prospect Jailton Almeida.
- Rozenstruik has lost four bouts recently, but almost all were against top contenders.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a massive underdog to Jailton Almeida for UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on Saturday.
Rozenstruik vs. Almeida Odds
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik +400
- Jailton Almeida -500
This is a case where the online sportsbooks simply do not think that the gatekeeper, Rozenstruik, is sufficient to hold up the up-and-comer, Almeida.
Almeida is a world-class submission specialist, while Rozenstruik will look to his stand-up for a path to victory.
Almeida isn’t a nobody on the feet, but his real power as a fighter are his athleticism and dangerous submission skills.
Jailton Almeida will likely be coming into the fight significantly underweight compared to the aptly nicknamed Bigi Boy, given his between the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions.
Almeida is supposed to be the next big thing in the Heavyweight division. He is a grappling specialist and elite talent who has dominated his three most recent fights, finishing all of them before the third round.
Bigi Boy is a big step up for him, though. Even though the stylistic matchup should favor him – grappler vs. kickboxer – Rozenstruik’s experience and power might give him an advantage on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night.
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Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik has been near the pinnacle of the Heavyweight Division before, but losses to Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane, Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blaydes have thrown him down the rankings.
Almeida opened as a -300 favorite in this matchup at many UFC sportsbooks, and it was the betting markets that pushed him to -500.
At -500, he’s a much riskier proposition. MMA betting fans will be familiar with many people who have stories like Almeida's getting gatekept by the likes of Derek Brunson, Ovince Saint-Preux and Neil Magny.
If Rozenstruik can prevent takedowns, he should be in a really good spot for someone with +400 odds.
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