5 Things You Didn't Know About Thomas Almeida
Thomas Almeida is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as has been competing in the Bantamweight division since 2014. He is well known for his tactics and his ability to knock out his opponents with one heavy hit. Here are some facts you might not know about him.
Almeida began his Muay Thai practices at the age of 13. He had to face his first fighting challenge at the age of 9, however, it was not a professional fight, it was just another school fight in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Thomas Almeida was bullied during his childhood
After back-to-back knockout wins, Almeida faced Caio Machado at Legacy FC 32 for the vacant Legacy FC Bantamweight title and he made the most of the opportunity as he finished the fight via TKO in the first round to win the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.
He is a former legacy FC Champion
He once had a 16 fight finishing streak
Almeida had finished every opponent inside the octagon which includes 12 knockouts and 4 submissions. But it was until his UFC debut against Tim Gorman at UFC Fight Night 56, marking the first time he didn’t finish an opponent in his pro career.
Almeida came into the UFC as 16-0 and began his UFC run with a perfect 4-0. However, ever since losing to Cody Garbrandt, he just hasn't been the same again.
He was once considered as a UFC title prospect
Despite recent setbacks and lackluster performances, Almeida has still managed to make multi-millions throughout his career and the estimates differ between 1 million to 6 million. Almeida has a lot of time ahead of him, and it remains to be seen what lies ahead for the young bantamweight contender.
He is a Millionaire