New York Fight

July 2, 2008

Hamilton, New Jersey’s Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida fighting at UFC 86

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: , , , — nyfight @ 6:20 pm

From wikipedia

Ricardo Almeida (born November 29, 1976) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) grappler residing in Hamilton, New Jersey. He is a third degree black belt in BJJ under Renzo Gracie. Almeida is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, PRIDE Fighting Championships, and a former Middleweight King of Pancrase. In Pancrase he had notable wins over Nathan Marquardt and Kazuo Misaki.

Almeida retired for a 3-year period after a six fight win streak to focus on running his Jiu-Jitsu school in Hamilton, New Jersey. He now returns to the middleweight MMA scene after recently signing a six fight contract with the UFC. His return bout in the UFC occurred at UFC 81, where he submitted Rob Yundt.

Ricardo Almeida will take on Patrick Cote with the winner possibly being the #1 contender for Anderson Silva’s belt. Almeida who has a 9-2 mma record and is a 4 time grappling National Brazilian Champion will attempt to subdue Cote’s power with his Jiu-jitsu. Patrick Cote from Montreal, Quebec, Canada is known for his punching power so Almeida is expected to take the fight to ground and win by submission. Therefore the often cliched striker vs grappler challenge will take place this Sat., July, 5 as the co-main event for UFC 86.

Ricardo Almeida talks about fight with Patrick Cote
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