Film star says he's a fan of Jailton Malhadinho and doesn't skimp on praise for the UFC athlete

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Jailton Malhadinho is a Brazilian standout in the UFC heavyweight division. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFCBrasil

Jailton Malhadinho He is a Brazilian standout in the UFC heavyweight division. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFCBrasil

Renowned Brazilian actor, Wagner Moura revealed that he is a fan of Jailton Malhadinho. Purple belt in jiu-jitsu, the eternal 'Capitão Nascimento' was full of praise for the UFC's heavyweight (up to 120,2kg). In an interview with 'podpah', the Bahian explained why he admires the fighter.

“I don't know if you know a UFC guy named Jailton Malhadinho. He is a fighter from Bahia. Every time I see a fight like this guy, I think: 'damn, my brother, he's from Salvador'. When I was in Salvador, I looked for him, went to the gym and trained with him. I am extremely proud,” said Moura.

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Praised by Wagner, Malhadinho is among the UFC's heavyweight elite. Despite the defeat in his last fight, the Bahian occupies a prominent place in the top 10 of the division he has Jon Jones as linear champion.

An Ultimate representative since 2022, Jailton has a date and opponent for his next challenge. The athlete returns to the Octagon on June 1, when he faces Alexander Romanov.

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