Jailton Almeida challenges Tom Aspinall for UFC interim title bout

"It's going to be the future fight for the title"

In a dramatic twist in the UFC heavyweight division, Brazilian MMA star Jailton Almeida has called out interim champion Tom Aspinall for a title fight. Boasting an impressive 15-fight winning streak and a 6-0 record in the UFC, Almeida shifts his focus from a potential bout against Ciryl Gane to Aspinall, impressed by the latter’s recent performances.

This challenge comes at a time when undisputed champion Jon Jones is expected to defend his title against Stipe Miocic after recovering from an injury next year. With Aspinall’s chance to unify his interim belt with Jones’ title far off, Almeida proposes they meet in the octagon as an interim measure.


Almeida, who recently dominated former title challenger Derrick Lewis, sees Aspinall as a worthy adversary. “Tom Aspinall is a complete fighter,” Almeida said through an interpreter. “It’s going to be a very good match because it represents the future of the division.”

Despite Aspinall’s earlier comments about Jones being stripped of his title, Almeida firmly believes that Jones remains the best in the division. He looks forward to the opportunity to prove his own greatness by taking on Aspinall, a fighter he considers on his way to the top of the division.

This potential match-up signals an exciting time for UFC fans, with two of the sport’s most promising heavyweights set to clash in a high-profile encounter that could define the future of the heavyweight division.

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