UFC Sao Paulo: ‘Blachowicz vs. Jacare’ Results and Highlights

Jan Blachowicz, Ronaldo Souza, UFC Sao Paulo

The Octagon returns to Sao Paulo this evening for UFC Fight Night 164, an event headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Jacare Souza.

The entire 12-bout fight card is set to air on ESPN+ starting at 5pm EST.

Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA) will be returning to the cage for the first time since destroying Luke Rockhold at July’s UFC 239 event in Las Vegas. The Polish star has gone 5-1 over his past six Octagon appearances, with his lone loss in that time coming to Thiago Santos by way of TKO.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (26-7 MMA) will be making his light heavyweight debut in tonight’s main event. The former Strikeforce champion, Souza, has gone 3-3 over his past six UFC appearances. In his most recent outing at April’s UFC event in Sunrise, ‘Jacare’ suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jack Hermansson.

Shogun Rua

In the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Sao Paulo main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will take on Scottish standout Paul Craig.

Shogun Rua (26-11 MMA) was most recently seen in action at December’s UFC Adelaide event, where he scored a third round TKO victory over Tyson Pedro. The Brazilian legend has gone 4-1 over his past five UFC appearances.

Meanwhile, Paul Craig (12-4 MMA) is coming off a submission victory over Vinicius Moreira in his most recent effort. ‘Bearjew’ has gone 4-4 since joining the UFC ranks in December of 2016.

Get all of tonight’s UFC Sao Paulo Results and Highlights below:

UFC Sao Paulo Main Card (8pm EST)

Jan Blachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza – Blachowicz def. Souza by split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)
Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig – ruled a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Jared Gordon vs. Charles Oliveira – Oliveira def. Gordon by KO at 1:26 of Round 1

Antonio Arroyo vs. Andre Muniz – Muniz def. Arroyo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Markus Perez vs. Wellington Turman – Turman def. Perez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

UFC Sao Paulo Prelims (6pm EST)

James Krause vs. Sergio Moraes – Krause def. Moraes by KO at 4:18 of Round 3

Eduardo Garagorri vs. Ricardo Ramos – Ramos def. Garagorri by submission (rea-naked choke) at 3:57 of Round 1

Bobby Green vs. Francisco Trinaldo – Trinaldo def. Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown – Brown def. Alves by submission (triangle) at 1:22 of Round 2

UFC Sao Paulo Early Prelims (5pm EST)

Renan Barao vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade – Andrade def. Barao by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Ariane Lipski vs. Isabella de Padua – Lipski def. de Padua by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Tracy Cortez vs. Vanessa Melo – Cortez def. Melo by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com November 16, 2019