How To Live Stream UFC Sao Paulo On ESPN+
UFC will returns to business tonight (Sat., Nov. 16, 2019) with UFC Fight Night 164 ‘Jacare vs. Blachowicz’ MMA event from inside the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.
In the main headliner, Jan Blachowicz welcomes former middleweight Ronaldo Souza at light heavyweight. Meanwhile, in the co-headliner act, Mauricio Rua will also meet Paul Craig at 205 pounds.
Jan Blachowicz was on the verge of getting a title shot; however, he came up short against Thiago Santos this past February and ended his four winning fight streak. Souza couldn’t produce much better results at 185-pound and said it’s time to make a change as submission specialist decided to go up in the weight class and to compete for the first time at 205-pounds in his career. He last dropped against Jack Hermansson.
Mauricio Rua is a former world champion for PRIDE and the UFC will look to add second win when he meets Paul Craig tonight in a co-main event. A win over Paul wouldn’t give him much boost however it’ll give him the confidence to move forward for better and bigger things.
Paul also failed to produced consistency in his fight career alternating wins and losses. However, his grappling is something that could put his foes on the danger zone. So Rua needs to watch out.
Rua was originally scheduled to meet Sam Alvey in a co-main event however Alvey suffered a broken hand and replaced by Paul Craig on short notice.
Preliminary bouts begin at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+ which is followed by main card start at 8 p.m. ET on the ESPN+ as well.
Check out below UFC Fight Night 164 fight card and results:
Main Card on ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET):
Jan Blachowicz def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Paul Craig declared a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Charles Oliveira def. Jared Gordon by knockout (punches) at 1:26, R1
Andre Muniz vs. Antonio Arroyo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card on ESPN+ (5 p.m. ET):
James Krause def. Sergio Moraes by knockout (punch) at 4:19, R3
Ricardo Ramos def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:57, R1
Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves by submission (triangle choke) at 1:22, R2
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Ariane Lipski def. Isabela de Padua by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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