UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Lewis, November 4, 2023


UFC presented a Fight Night event from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 4, 2023. A heavyweight bout between Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis headlined the event.

Event Info

  • Date: November 04, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims 6 pm ET, Main Card 9 pm ET
  • Location: Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Main Card

Main Event: Jailton Almeida vs Derrick Lewis

  • Result: Jailton Almeida won via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Weight: Jailton Almeida (236 lbs), Derrick Lewis (265 lbs)
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Gabriel Bonfim vs Nicolas Dalby

  • Result: Nicolas Dalby won via TKO (punches) at 4:33 of Round 2
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Gabriel Bonfim (170.5 lbs), Nicolas Dalby (170.5 lbs)
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Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don’Tale Mayes

  • Result: Rodrigo Nascimento won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Heavyweight
  • Referee: Osiris Maia
  • Weight: Rodrigo Nascimento (264 lbs), Don’Tale Mayes (264 lbs)
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Caio Borralho vs Abus Magomedov

  • Result: Caio Borralho won via unanimous decision(30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Weight: Caio Borralho (186 lbs), Abus Magomedov (185 lbs)
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Elves Brener vs Kaynan Kruschewsky

  • Result: Elves Brener won via KO at 4:01 of round 1
  • Division/title: Catchweight
  • Referee: Osiris Maia
  • Weight: Elves Brener (164 lbs), Kaynan Kruschewsky (165 lbs)


Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Rinat Fakhretdinov

  • Result: majority draw(29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Fernando Portella
  • Weight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171 lbs), Rinat Fakhretdinov (170.5 lbs)

Vitor Petrino vs Modestas Bukauskas

  • Result: Vitor Petrino won via KO at 1:03 of round 2
  • Division/title: Light Heavyweight
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Weight: Vitor Petrino (206 lbs), Modestas Bukauskas (205.5 lbs)
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Angela Hill vs Denise Gomes

  • Result: Angela Hill won via unanimous decision(30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Fernando Portella
  • Weight: Angela Hill (115.5 lbs), Denise Gomes (115.5 lbs)

Eduarda Moura vs Montserrat Ruiz

  • Result: Eduarda Moura won via TKO at 2:14 of round 2
  • Division/title: Women’s Strawweight
  • Referee: Joao Claudio Soares
  • Weight: Eduarda Moura (119.5 lbs), Montserrat Ruiz (114 lbs)

Kauê Fernandes vs Marc Diakiese

  • Result: Marc Diakiese won via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Kauê Fernandes (155 lbs), Marc Diakiese (155 lbs)
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UFC Fight Night 231 was announced to air from Sao Paulo, Brazil. This was the ninth UFC event taking place Sao Paulo, and the first one since November 2019 Fight Night event.

In early June, some reports came out mentioning that Jailton Almeida is likely to take on Curtis Blaydes in the headline an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 4, 2023. The event as well as the main event bout were officially confirmed on August 13, 2023. On October 9, AgFight reported that Blaydes had suffered an injury and pulled out of the event. Derrick Lewis came in as a replacement to face Almeida.

Ismael Bonfim missed weight by 4.5 lbs. His fight against Vinc Pichel was canceled after Pichel refused to take part in a catchweight bout. Pichel also missed weight by 1 lb in his first attempt but was able to make weight in the second attempt after one hour.

Eduarda Moura missed weight by 3.5 lbs for the fight against Montserrat Ruiz. The fight was later changed to a catchweight bout and Moura has to pay 30% of her purse as a fine to Ruiz.

Victor Hugo missed weight by 2.5 lbs which led to the fight against Daniel Marcos getting canceled.

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • Rodolfo Vieira vs Armen Petrosyan (Petrosyan pulled out due to illness)
  • Eduarda Moura vs So Yul Kim (Kim pulled out due to an unknown reason)
  • Caio Borralho vs Nursulton Ruziboev (Ruziboev pulled out due to an unknown reason)
  • Curtis Blaydes vs Jailton Almeida (Blaydes pulled out due to an ankle injury)
  • Daniel Santos vs Daniel Marcos (Santos pulled out due to an unknown reason)
  • Esteban Ribovics vs Elves Brener (Ribovics pulled out due to an unknown reason
  • David Onama vs Lucas Alexander (Onama pulled out due to an injury)
  • Ismael Bonfim vs Vinc Pichel(Bonfim missed weight by 3.5 lbs and Pichel refused to fight at a catchweight)
  • Victor Hugo vs Daniel Marcos(Hugo missed weight by 2.5 lbs)


  • Eduarda Moura
  • Kaue Fernandes
  • Kaynan Kruschewsky


The following fighters got $50,000 bonuses in performance bonuses:

  • Fight of the Night- Nicolas Dalby vs. Gabriel Bonfim
  • Performance of the Night- Elves Brener and Vitor Petrino

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