UFC Charlotte: Jailton Almeida continues heavyweight surge with early submission of Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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This space will be your one-stop shop for all UFC Charlotte results, and highlights, from the card inside the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday.

For the first time in five years, the Octagon touches down in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Tarheel State will be treated to an 11 fight card headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Jairzinho Rozenstriuk and Jailton Almeida.

Jairzinho Rozenstriuk, who most recently knocked out Chris Daukaus in December, is attempting to enter the win column in consecutive bouts for the first time since 2019. The Surinamese kickboxer will step in the cage as the underdog.

Jailton Almeida is hoping to extend his 13 fight win streak. The Contender Series vet hasn’t seen the scorecards since 2018.

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In what was originally reported to be the headliner, Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker will meet in the three round light heavyweight co-main event.

Anthony Smith will put his broadcast duties on hold to seek redemption after a loss to Magomed Ankalaev. The former title challenger spent nearly a year on the shelf after breaking his ankle in that bout.

Johnny Walker has finished his past two opponents in the first round and hopes to break into the top 5 with another win.

The card also features veterans Matt Brown, Court McGee, and Tim Means.

UFC Charlotte results and highlights

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Tainara Lisboa def. Jessica-Rose Clark by submission (4:20, Round 3)

After besting Jessica-Rose Clark on the feet over the first two rounds, promotional newcomer Tainara Lisboa was able to finish the job on the floor via rear naked choke. The Australian has now dropped three in a row by way of submission.

Bryan Battle def. Gabe Green by KO (0:14, Round 1)

Charlottle native Bryan Battle gave the Spectrum Center exactly what they wanted to see. Before either man could work up a sweat, Battle put Gabe Green out with a right hand in a wild striking exchange.

Mandy Bohm def. Ji Yeon Kim by technical split decision (28-27, 27-28, 28-27)

After a quick start, the ladies slowed down to a crawl in what was by far the most bizarre fight of the card so far. After two close rounds, Ji Yeon Kim had two points deducted for a kick after the end of the second round and an illegal knee in the third. Because referee Larry Carter deemed the knee unintentional, the action was stopped at 1:55 of the third round and decided on the scorecards.

Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Cody Stamann by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

In this 140 pound catchweight fight, Cody Stamann was outstruck in the first two rounds but turned up the pressure in the third. However, his surge wasn’t enough to negate the early work from Douglas Silva de Andrade.

Karl Williams def. Chase Sherman by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Karl Williams took control early with precise jabs and wrestling offense to earn the win on the scorecards. Williams is now on a six-fight winning streak while Chase Sherman is 1-6 in his last seven.

Matt Brown def. Court McGee by KO (4:09, Round 1)

After a slow start to the featured prelim, the welterweight veterans found their space setting up a fight ending right hand by Matt Brown. This is Court McGee’s second straight loss by first round knockout. Brown is now tied with Derrick Lewis for the most knockout victories in UFC history.

Alex Morono def. Tim Means by submission (2:09, Round 2)

Despite early success on the feet, Tim Means found himself on the wrong side of a guillotine choke after a takedown attempt. Alex Morono rebounds from his loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio while Means is now on three fight skid.

Carlos Ulberg def. Ihor Potieria by TKO (2:09, Round 1)

In a quick display of counter punching, Carlos Ulberg dropped Ihor Potieria against the fence. Upon following up with ground strikes, Ulberg felt he had done enough and walked off as referee Keith Peterson approached to stop the fight.

Ian Garry def. Ian Garry by TKO (2:57, Round 1)

Ian Garry didn’t need much time to find the sweet spot against Daniel Rodriguez. After remaining at range to land a variety of punches, the undefeated Irishman landed a head kick to set up the finish.

Johnny Walker def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

A patient and methodical Johnny Walker spent nearly the entire 15 minutes handling Anthony Smith. Although Smith had some moments of effective counter punching, Walker volume of leg kicks helped secure a clear cut win.

Jailton Almeida def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by submission (3:43, Round 1)

One quick takedown was enough to give Jailton Almeida what he needed. After a brief positional battle and ground strikes, Almeida forced Jairzinho Rozenstruik to tap from a rear naked choke.

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