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Bellator extends Lyoto Machida protege Weber Almeida with new multi-fight deal

Featherweight Weber Almeida is sticking around with Bellator.

A Lyoto Machida protege, Almeida (4-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) took another step toward his goal of Bellator champion by signing a new multi-fight deal with the promotion.

A Bellator official recently informed MMA Junkie of the extension, but did not disclose details of the new contract.

Almeida, 33, has finished all four of his professional outings to date – each by knockout in less than six minutes. His most recent fight came at Bellator 244 this past August when he knocked out Salim Mukhidinov with a counter right hand in the first round.

At a Bellator 244 post-fight news conference, Almeida revealed he had recently been featured in a movie. He hopes to pursue more acting gigs, but only after he becomes Bellator champion.

The promotion has not announced Almeida’s next fight – or any upcoming fights. Although Bellator’s 2021 schedule has yet to be officially released, promotion president Scott Coker recently revealed to MMA Junkie a February return is likely. According to Coker, the promotion plans on holding 22-26 events in 2021.

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