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Jairzinho Rozenstruik issues statement after UFC Charlotte loss: ‘I felt like I was doing everything right’

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik v Almeida Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vows to be better.

Rozenstruik suffered a first round submission loss to Jailton Almeida at UFC Charlotte last night (Sat., May 13, 2023) inside Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. (watch highlights). It marked the first submission loss of Rozenstruik’s professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

“Bigi Boi” issued a statement on his social media shortly after his loss.

“What’s up, guys? As you saw, the fight didn’t go my way,” Rozenstruik said in a video. “I think one or two mistakes cost me the whole fight. I felt like I was doing everything right, and yeah. Anyways, I’ll be better. I’ll be back better and stronger. I want to say thank you for supporting me in every kind of way.”

Rozenstruik (13-5) has now lost three of his last five bouts, getting finished in two of them, including a technical knockout loss to Alexander Volkov (watch highlights). The 35-year-old Heavyweight fell to 2-3 in UFC main events, and his undefeated record against Brazilians was snapped, making it 3-1.

The loss could also boot him out of the Top 10 Heavyweight rankings when they are released this week. But, hey, a match up against Derrick Lewis might be on the table now.

For complete UFC Charlotte results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.

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