UFC Sao Paulo Staff Predictions: Jan Blachowicz vs. Jacare Souza

UFC Sao Paulo staff predictions

UFC on ESPN+ 22 will go down tomorrow afternoon (Sat. November 16, 2019) from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the main event of the night, Jan Blachowicz welcomes Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to the light heavyweight division.

The winner could very well be on their way to receiving a highly-ranked opponent next. We here at LowKickMMA have compiled our UFC Sao Paulo staff predictions for the Blachowicz vs. Souza main event. Check them out below.

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UFC Sao Paulo Staff Predictions

Jon Fuentes:

It hasn’t worked well for middleweights jumping up to light heavyweight as of late. Souza, of course, brings a very different dynamic to the division with his ground game.

But he has to get the fight there first. Blachowicz has looked phenomenal as of late and comes off a knockout win over Luke Rockhold. I think Blachowicz might be just strong enough to prevent the fight from going to the ground, and will outclass Souza on the feet. (Prediction: Jan Blachowicz)

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Abhinav Kini:

This is a tough one to call. Given the performances of Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman at light heavyweight, I’m a bit wary about picking a middleweight making the move up. Jan Blachowicz has improved tremendously in recent years as well. But I still have Jacare Souza edging this, particularly if he can get the bigger Blachowicz on the ground. (Prediction: Jacare Souza)

What do you make of our UFC on ESPN+ 22 staff predictions? Do you agree?

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