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Jailton Malhadinho gains new opponent and confirms presence at UFC 302

Brazilian seeks to return to the path of victories and faces an athlete with a flagship in grappling; event takes place on June 1st

Jailton Malhadinho is a highlight of UFC São Paulo. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@UFC

Jailton Malhadinho presents itself in UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@UFC

After a sudden change of opponent, Jailton Malhadinho finally got a new proposal from Ultimate. Still present in UFC 302, scheduled for June 1st, the Brazilian will now face Alexander Romanov, currently 13th in the heavyweight ranking (up to 120,2kg.). The information was first released by Ag Fight and confirmed by SUPER FIGHTS.

Previously scheduled to face Alexander Volkov, Malhadinho prepares to face an athlete who has the same flagship as his: grappling. Hired in 2020, Romanov arrived being treated as a great promise after achieving five consecutive victories. Despite the great moment, the fighter was defeated by Marcin tybura and Volkov followed, losing positions in the ranking. In his last appearance, however, the Moldovan overcame Blagoy Ivanov.


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Moreover, Jailton Malhadinho expects to return to the race for the category title. At a great moment in his career, the fighter suffered only one defeat during his time in Ultimate. In his last appearance, the Brazilian was knocked out by Curtis blaydes and ended up walking away from an eventual fight against the champion.

Alexander Romanov (photo) faces Jailton Malhadinho on June 1st. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram


Scheduled for June 1, in Newark (USA), the UFC 302 There is still no main fight defined by the organization. The expectation is that Islam makhachev defend the lightweight title (up to 70,3kg.) against Dustin poirier, after both verbally agreed on the date for the confrontation.

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