The renowned heavyweight fighter (up to 120.2kg) in MMA, Junior Gypsy, revealed his preference for the main fight of UFC São Paulo. With the event scheduled for this Saturday (04), Cigano, who was already champion of the category, sees advantages in favor of Jailton Malhadinho in the challenge against Derrick Lewis. The veteran explained his point of view in an interview with ‘Vale Tudo Portal’.
“Malhadinho has a very strong game. I think he will want to take down and exploit as much as possible. Derrick Lewis, with his back on the ground, has difficulty moving. On top, (Lewis) is dangerous because of the blows. You have to be careful with that. I think Malhadinho will walk and win”declared Cigano.
At the weekend, Jailton Malhadinho seeks to maintain his impressive rise in the category led by Jon Jones. Facing the former title challenger, the athlete is determined to get closer to the top 5 in the division and, thus, aim for an opportunity to compete for the coveted title.
Derrick Lewis, known as the greatest knockout artist in the history of Ultimate, is looking to regain stability in his career. At UFC São Paulo, the ‘giant’ was called up to replace Curtis Blaydeswho was injured and was originally going to be Jailton Malhadinho’s opponent.