Jailton Almeida to win inside the distance at tonight’s UFC fight night card

Check out the betting odds for tonight's UFC fight night card on ABC 4: which features Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Jailton Almeida in the main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 3 weeks ago
Jailton Almeida to win inside the distance at tonight’s UFC fight night card
Jailton Almeida is favored over Jairzinho Rozenstruik for this weekend's UFC Fight Night card | IMAGO/USA TODAY Network

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida is blasting off tonight with a heavyweight main event going down at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The UFC’s #12 ranked, Jailton Almeida, is a submission guru who is taking on a dangerous knockout artist in the #9 ranked, Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Now let’s go take a look at what the betting odds have to say about this classic clash of styles, and see if we can spot some value floating around in the props.

Welp, Almeida is clocking in as a massive -500 betting favorite here, with Rozenstruik rocking a sizable underdog value of around +375. That’s to be expected. Jailton is on a mean streak while consistency has been plaguing Jairzinho for a couple of years now. Of course the oddsmaker are siding with him, and they’re even favoring him to finish.

According to the odds, the chances of this main event lasting all-five rounds are quite slim. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is listed with a wildly favored tick of -1200, with a +600 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option. That is indeed ludicrous, but we’ve got a submission ace pitted against a KO artist… at heavyweight no less.

The proposition ‘Almeida wins inside distance’ is trending at a moderately favored line of -350, while the ‘Rozenstruik wins inside distance’ wager is floating around at +450. Go one step further and you’ll find ‘Almeida wins by submission’ holding a favored moneyline of -120, and ‘Rozenstruik wins by submission’ available at comical limit of +3300.

As far as knockouts go, there’s ‘Almeida wins by TKO/KO’ nestled at +175, and then ‘Rozenstruik wins by TKO/KO’ up a ways at +475. That’s the thing about Almeida — if he can’t get his submission, then he’s more than comfortable dropping hammers from a controlling position to get a stoppage… just ask Shamil Abdurakhimov.

Where’s the value?

Taking Almeida by submission seems risky here, since we’ve never seen Rozenstruik get submitted before, and we’ve already talked about Jailton’s ground and pound. I suppose you could take a flier on a Rozenstruik knockout, but he legit has a puncher’s chance here. What about the over/under? You’ve got ‘Under 1½ rounds’ strongly favored at -235, and then ‘Over 1½ rounds’ situated at +170.

When Jairzinho fought Curtis Blaydes, he gave up a takedown in each of the three rounds. Rozenstruik was able to scramble up to his feet in the first five-minutes, but after that, once he was down he stayed down. He survived, though. We’ve also seen Rozenstruik hang tough on the ground against Alistair Overeem in order to pull off a fifth round knockout before. So, ‘Big Boi’ just might be stubborn enough to make it past the midpoint of the second round. If that’s the case, then taking a look at ‘Over 1½ rounds’ at +170 might just be the ticket.

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida betting odds

Courtesy of BestFightOdds

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Fight card

Main card

  • Jailton Almeida vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik: Heavyweight
  • Anthony Smith vs. Johnny Walker: Light Heavyweight
  • Daniel Rodriguez vs. Ian Machado Garry: Welterweight
  • Carlos Ulberg vs. Ihor Potieria: Light Heavyweight
  • Tim Means vs. Alex Morono: Welterweight


  • Matt Brown vs. Court McGee: Welterweight
  • Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman: Heavyweight
  • Cody Stamann vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade: Bantamweight
  • Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez: Lightweight
  • Ji Yeon Kim vs. Mandy Böhm: (W) Flyweight
  • Gabe Green vs. Bryan Battle: Welterweight
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Tainara Lisboa: (W) Bantamweight

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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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