In our UFC Sao Paulo main event, Jan Blachowicz and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza go head-to-head.

Round 1:

Souza shoots in off an overhand attempt and has Blachowicz against the cage. Very little action against the cage now. Blachowicz finally gets out of the clinch and circles out. A leg kick for Blachowicz connects. An overhand from Souza sets up another takedown attempt against the cage. More uneventfulness against the cage. The round comes to an end.

Round 2:

A lead uppercut from Blachowicz just misses. Souza connects with a hook backing away. Blachowicz connects with a couple of jabs, and then both men land big hooks on one another. A big leg kick from Souza. Blachowicz responds with one of his own and eats an overhand. Souza again in on a takedown attempt against the cage.

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Blachowicz finally escapes and we’re striking in the center again. Blachowicz blasts forward with a nice combination to the body and head. Souza responds with almost the exact same combination, landing nicely. The round comes to an end.

Round 3:

Souza continues to find a home for his leg kicks. Blachowicz lands a leg kick and jab combination. Souza again presses in and clinches Blachowicz against the cage. Blachowicz is able to escape and circles out with a hook that connects, followed by a calf kick. Souza backs Blachowicz against the cage again, and uses the overhand to lead into a takedown attempt. Blachowicz is again able to escape. Blachowicz lands a nice uppercut backing away before the round ends.

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Round 4:

A head kick from Blachowicz is just blocked. Blachowicz lands a jab but is backed up by a front kick to the body from Souza. Blachowicz puts together some shots before being backed up against the cage by Souza yet again. Blachowicz again circles out of the clinch. A leg kick from Blachowicz now. A nice right hand down the pipe lands for Blachowicz, followed by a kick to the body. The round comes to an end.

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Round 5:

Blachowicz overextends on a combination, and now Souza clinches up for a takedown attempt again. Blachowicz lands in the clinch to separate and gives him more to back him away. Souza with another quick takedown attempt. The referee separates the clinch and they’re striking again. Blachowicz lands a nice uppercut to stop a Souza takedown attempt. He hits him with some more shots that drops Souza, but it was only a slip. The fight comes to an end.

Official Result: Jan Blachowicz def. Ronaldo Souza via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)


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