Tonight (Sat. November 16, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 22 goes down from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In the main event of the night, Jan Blachowicz welcomes Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to the 205-pound division. It will be interesting to see how Souza’s ground game translates against bigger opponents at light heavyweight. Also, in the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Paul Craig.
The Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has compiled a great card for their return to Brazil. LowKickMMA will be bringing you UFC Sao Paulo results throughout the night. Also, make sure to follow along with us on Twitter @LowKick_MMA.
UFC Sao Paulo Results:
Main card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Light heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz def. Ronaldo Souza via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
- Light heavyweight: Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig ends via split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
- Lightweight: Charles Oliveira def. Jared Gordon via R1 KO (punches, 1:26)
- Middleweight: Andre Muniz def. Antonio Arroyo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middleweight: Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
- Welterweight: James Krause def. Sergio Moraes via R3 KO (punches, 4:19)
- Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 3:57)
- Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Welterweight: Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves via R2 submission (triangle choke, 1:22)
- Featherweight: Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Women’s flyweight: Ariane Lipski def. Isabela de Padua via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
- Women’s bantamweight: Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)