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Top UFC bantamweight contender Thomas Almeida inks new five-fight deal

"Thominhas" is staying put with a new UFC deal.

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There might only be two zeroes in Brazilian bantamweight standout Thomas Almeida's spotless 20-0 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record, but there may be more in the new contract he just signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The undefeated 24-year-old, who is fresh off a second-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over veteran slugger Brad Pickett, has come to terms with UFC on a five-fight contract extension, according to a report from MMAjunkie.

How much "Thominhas" is set to receive from said deal is not yet known.

Almeida is off to a fiery pace in his Octagon career, rattling off three-straight wins, two coming by way of TKO. The former Legacy FC bantamweight champion picked up an extra $50,000 for each of his victories.

There is no opponent currently set to face the Chute Boxe product, but one can bet that they will be very wary of a flying knee attempt from the explosive fighter.

An owner of 15 career knockouts, Almeida could meet fellow young gun Aljamain Sterling, or veteran grappler Bryan Caraway, who are both coming off decisive wins and are just ahead of the No. 10-ranked bantamweight in UFC's rankings, in his next Octagon outing.

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