UFC 279 video: Jailton Almeida ragdolls Anton Turkalj en route to first-round submission


Jailton Almeida gave “The Pleasure Man” Anton Turkalj nothing but pain before securing a first-round submission at UFC 279.

Fighting at a catchweight of 220 pounds, Almeida dominated Turkalj from the moment he secured a takedown. By the 4:27 mark of the opening frame, Turkalj was tapping to a rear-naked choke. It was Almeida’s ninth such finish.

Check out the video of the win.

Turkalj attempted to remain calm while Almeida moved in position. He tried his best to avoid points of no return. He began to fight for his freedom from the situation, despite not feeling safe due to his slick mount. Almeida made him choose between ground and pound, an arm-triangle and the rear-naked choke. For Turkalj, the latter was the easiest, and there was no escaping.

Almeida, who’s previously competed at heavyweight, now has racked up three octagon wins and has kept his 100-percent finishing rate intact. His fellow Contender Series vet Turkalj, who stepped in on short notice after the withdrawal of Shamil Abdurakhimov, goes back to the drawing board after winning his UFC contract just two months ago.