Thomas Almeida

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Thomas Almeida
BornThomas Guimarães Almeida
(1991-07-31) July 31, 1991 (age 27)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other namesThominhas
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)[2]
StyleMuay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofSão Paulo, Brazil
TeamChute Boxe Academy
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3][4]
Black belt in Muay Thai[4]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins21
By knockout17
By submission3
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Thomas Guimarães Almeida[5] (born July 31, 1991) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2011, Almeida has also formerly competed for Legacy FC where he became the Legacy FC Bantamweight Champion, vacating the title shortly after signing with the UFC. As of 26 July 2018, he is the #13 ranked contender in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Almeida made his professional mixed martial arts debut in September 2011. He fought extensively in his native Brazil and amassed a record of 8–0 with four wins via KO before making his Legacy FC debut.[6]

Thomas Almeida is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management.

Legacy Fighting Championship[edit]

Almeida made his Legacy Fighting Championship debut against Cody Williams on November 16, 2012 at Legacy FC 15. Almeida won the fight via KO in the first round.[7]

Almeida faced George Pacurariu on December 6, 2013 at Legacy FC 26.[8] Almeida won the fight via TKO in the first round.[9]

Almeida was expected to face Aaron Philips on June 20, 2014 at Legacy FC 32 for the vacant Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship. However, Philips pulled out of the fight and was replaced by Caio Machado.[10] Almeida won the fight via TKO in the first round to win the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.[11]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In June 2014, the UFC announced that they had signed Almeida to a multi-fight contract.[12]

Almeida made his promotional debut against Tim Gorman on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56.[13] Almeida won the fight via unanimous decision, marking the first time ever he didn't finish an opponent in his pro career.[14] The fight also earned Almeida his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[15]

Almeida faced Yves Jabouin on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186.[16] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[17] This win also secured Almedia his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[18]

Almeida faced Brad Pickett on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.[19] Despite getting dropped twice in the first round, Almeida won the fight via knockout with a flying knee in the second round and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[20][21]

Almeida faced Anthony Birchak on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[22] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[23] The win resulted in his third consecutive Performance of the Night bonus.[24]

Almeida faced fellow undefeated prospect Cody Garbrandt on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 88.[25] Despite being the betting favorite, Almeida had no answer for Garbrandt's hand speed and accuracy and lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[26]

Almeida next faced Albert Morales on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[27] He won the fight via TKO in the second round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[28][29]

Almeida faced Jimmie Rivera on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[30] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[31]

Almedia next faced Rob Font on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[32] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[33]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 21–3 Rob Font TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 2 2:24 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 21–2 Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 21–1 Albert Morales TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 2 1:37 São Paulo, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 20–1 Cody Garbrandt KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt May 29, 2016 1 2:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–0 Anthony Birchak KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 1 4:24 São Paulo, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 19–0 Brad Pickett KO (flying knee) UFC 189 July 11, 2015 2 0:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 18–0 Yves Jabouin TKO (punches) UFC 186 April 25, 2015 1 4:18 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Performance of the Night.
Win 17–0 Tim Gorman Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux November 8, 2014 3 5:00 Uberlândia, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 16–0 Caio Machado TKO (body punch) Legacy FC 32 June 20, 2014 1 4:17 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Won the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 15–0 Vinicius Zani TKO (punches) MMA Super Heroes 3 March 30, 2014 4 3:52 São Paulo, Brazil Won the MMA Super Heroes Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14–0 George Pacurariu TKO (punches) Legacy FC 26 December 6, 2013 1 4:31 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 13–0 Cemir Silva TKO (punches) Standout Fighting Tournament September 20, 2013 2 4:42 São Paulo, Brazil Featherweight bout.
Win 12–0 Willidy Viana TKO (punches) Alfenas Balada Fight 1 August 9, 2013 1 0:47 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11–0 Valdines Silva KO (knee and punches) MMA Super Heroes 1 July 13, 2013 1 2:46 Louveira, Brazil
Win 10–0 José Alexandre TKO (punches) Bison FC 1 July 4, 2013 1 3:18 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–0 Gilmar Sales TKO (punches) Fair Fight: MMA Edition December 16, 2012 1 2:32 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–0 Cody Williams KO (elbow) Legacy FC 15 November 16, 2012 1 2:28 Houston, Texas, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 7–0 Vander Correa KO (punch) Predador FC 22 October 20, 2012 1 2:21 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Win 6–0 Michel Igenho KO (punches) Predador FC 21 August 11, 2012 1 3:02 Campo Grande, Brazil
Win 5–0 Samuel Lima Brito Submission (guillotine choke) Gladiador Fight 3 May 19, 2012 1 1:32 Araçatuba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Ivonei Pridonik TKO (head kick and punches) Nitrix Champion Fight 11 May 5, 2012 1 1:21 Joinville, Brazil
Win 3–0 Edmilson Atanasio TKO (punches) Union Combat 1 April 4, 2012 1 1:57 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 Jorge Fernando Submission (armbar) Gold Fight Selection 3 February 25, 2012 1 0:47 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1–0 Danilo Molina Submission (armbar) Thai Fight 3 November 29, 2011 1 2:16 Taboão da Serra, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 189 Mendes vs. McGregor". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 186 Dillashaw vs. Barāo 2". UFC.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Thomas Almeida - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Peter Carroll (November 3, 2015). "Thomas Almeida: Reawaking the Dominance of Chute Boxe". FIGHTLAND.
  5. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2015_Results/07-11-15MMA.pdf
  6. ^ "Thomas Almeida Fight Results". espn.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Knockout of the Day: The Standing One-Elbow KO". cagepotato.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Thomas Almeida meets George Pacurariu in Legacy FC 26 co-main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Legacy FC 26 results: Almeida knocks out Pacurariu, remains undefeated". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Caio Machado replaces Aaron Philips in Legacy FC 32 title fight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Top bantamweight prospect Thomas de Almeida wins Legacy FC title with liver shot TKO". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Undefeated prospect Thomas Almeida signs with UFC". mmafighting.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Thomas Almeida vs Tim Gorman added to UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Thomas Almeida tops Tim Gorman in slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 56 bonuses: Saint Preux, Leandro Silva, Almeida, Gorman win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "John Makdessi-Abel Trujillo, Thomas Almeida-Yves Jabouin added to UFC 186". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  17. ^ Elias Cepeda (2015-04-25). "Almeida batters Jabouin with first round TKO at UFC 186". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-04-26). "UFC 186 bonuses: Yeah, duh – Demetrious Johnson got $50,000 for that craziness". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  19. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-04). "Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, meets Thomas Almeida at UFC 189". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-07-11). "UFC 189 results: Perfect flying knee gives Thomas Almeida sick KO of Brad Pickett". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  21. ^ Chuck Mindenhall (2015-07-12). "UFC 189 bonuses: Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler's war good enough for FOTN bonus". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  22. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-09-09). "Thomas Almeida, Anthony Birchak to meet in Sao Paulo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Thomas Almeida stays perfect, flattens Anthony Birchak". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  24. ^ Staff (2015-11-08). "UFC Fight Night 77 bonuses: Who took home $50,000 for their stoppages in São Paulo?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  25. ^ Hunter A. Homistek (2016-03-18). "Cody Garbrandt vs. Thomas Almeida targeted for UFC Fight Night 88 main event in Las Vegas". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  26. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-05-30). "UFC Fight Night 88 results: Cody Garbrandt lays waste to Thomas Almeida for first-round KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  27. ^ Staff (2016-10-18). "Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales set for UFC Fight Night 100 co-main event in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  28. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Thomas Almeida crushes Albert Morales for second-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  29. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 bonuses: Almeida, Ferreira, Antiglov, Munhoz pocket $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  30. ^ Mark La Monica (2017-05-09). "Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida booked for UFC on Fox 25 on Long Island". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
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  32. ^ DNA, MMA. "Bantamweightclash tussen Thomas Almeida en Rob Font tijdens UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  33. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-01-20). "UFC 220 results: Rob Font finishes Thomas Almeida in second round". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
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