Light Heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Ronaldo Souza squared off in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 164. MMA event on ESPN+ took place at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 17 (AEST).
The scheduled for five rounds battle went a full distance. The verdict heard a split decision in favor of Blachowic, who updated his record to 25-8, scoring the second straight win. Souza dropped to 26-8, suffering the second defeat in a row.
The co-main event saw another battle at light heavyweight featuring Mauricio Rua up against Paul Craig. After three rounds the encounter ended in a split draw.
Also on the main card Charles Oliveira stopped Jared Gordon in the first round of their lightweight bout. In addition, middleweights Andre Muniz and Wellington Turman defeated their respective opponents Antonio Arroyo and Markus Perez by unanimous decision.
The preliminary card featured seven matchups. The complete UFC Sao Paulo results can be found below.
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Jacare results
Jan Blachowicz def. Ronaldo Souza by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig – split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Charles Oliveira def. Jared Gordon by KO (punches, R1 at 1:26)
Andre Muniz def. Antonio Arroyo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
James Krause def. Sergio Moraes by KO (punches, R3 at 4:19)
Ricardo Ramos def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri by submission (rear-naked choke, R1 at 3:57)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves by submission (triangle choke, R2 at 1:22)
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Ariane Lipski def. Isabella de Padua by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)