The UFC returns to Sao Paulo, Brazil for UFC Fight Night 164. The main event features yet another former middleweight looking to test the waters at light heavyweight. This time, Jacare Souza takes the jump as he makes his debut against Jan Blachowicz. Blachowicz last fought in July when he welcomed another former middleweight to 205, facing off against former champion, Luke Rockhold. He won the fight in the second round, knocking out the former champion to make it five wins out of his last six fights. As for Souza, his last fight, at middleweight, came in April when he headlined UFC Fight Night 150 against Jack Hermansson. He would end up losing the fight by unanimous decision after going 2-2 in his last four. An impressive win could easily put either man in position for a title shot at light heavyweight.
In the co-main event, MMA legend Shogun Rua returns to the cage as he takes on Scotland‘s Paul Craig. Rua enters the fight with four wins in his last five. His most recent outing came at UFC Fight Night 142 last December when he defeated Tyson Pedro by TKO. He looks to make it two in a row as he enters the cage against Craig. Craig’s last fight came in September when he defeated Vinicius Moreira with a rear naked choke in the first round.
UFC Fight Night 164 Results
Kicking off the main card will be a fight in the middleweight division as Markus Perez takes on Wellington Turman. Perez enters the fight off a recent submission win over Anthony Hernandez while Turman lost his UFC debut to Karl Roberson. Following that will be another fight at 185 as Antonio Arroyo takes on Andre Muniz. Both men will be making their debuts coming off appearances on Dana White’s Contender Series. Finally, before the co-main event will be a fight in the lightweight division as Charles Oliveira faces Jared Gordon. Oliveira enters the contest on a five fight win streak with all five wins being finishes. His opponent, Gordon, enters the contest off a recent UD victory over Dan Moret.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 164.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Jan Blachowicz def. Jacare Souza via Split Decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
Shogun Rua vs. Paul Craig Ruled a Split Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Charles Oliveira def. Jared Gordon via Knockout (Punches) at 1:26 of Round One
Andre Muniz def. Antonio Arroyo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
James Krause def. Sergio Moraes via Knockout (Punch) at 4:19 of Round Three
Ricardo Ramos def. Eduardo Garagorri via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:57 of Round One
Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:22 of Round Two
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Ariane Lipski def. Isabela de Pauda* via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*de Pauda missed weight at 130.5 lbs, fined 30 percent of her purse
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