Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Jungle Fight champ Ericka Almeida to face Juliana Lima on May 30 UFC show
Juliana Lima, Ericka Almeida
When Jessica Penne was moved to the UFC Berlin show to get a shot at Joanna Jedrzejczyk's UFC Strawweight Championship, Juliana Lima needed a new opponent for her fight on the May 30 Goiania, Brazil show. The Brazilian TV network Globo reported yesterday that Jungle Fight 115lb champ Ericka Almeida has stepped in on short notice. She's pretty good for a short notice fill in. Ericka is from Sao Paulo. Her record is 7-0 and has finished all her fights. She beat Jennifer Gonzalez last month. I watched a couple of her fights and she is very aggressive. Normally, the UFC would be a step up for a newcomer. But I don't think Juliana is any better than fighters who have already lost to Ericka. When the UFC bought Juliana's contract from Invicta, I thought they made a mistake. She has a 1-1 record in the UFC. She lost to Joanna and then beat Nina Ansaroff using a lay and pray strategy that made both fighters look bad. So I don't think Juliana is a UFC caliber fighter and Ericka could be a tougher opponent than Jessica. And it looks like Ericka likes to finish fights. I like that.