10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2021

Jailton “Malhadinho” Junior

29 | 6’4″ | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil | 12-2 | 100% Finish Rate | 5 KO/TKOs, 7 Submissions (5 RNC’s, 2 Arm-Triangles’) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 66-33-1 | Best Win – Ildemar Alcântara (26-14) 

In his last fight Junior made a huge statement beating former UFC fighter Ildemar Alcântara. Junior was actually the first fighter to submit Ildemar, and he’s fought other really good jiu-jitsu specialists. Aide from that win, Junior is on a seven-fight win streak. He is also undefeated at light heavyweight.

On the feet Junior will maintain distance with front kicks and power kicks. It’s usually not long before he shoots in on the legs to ground the fight. Methodically “Malhadinho” will transition to dominant positions. He’s really good at closing the show with a strong submission base and heavy ground and pound.