UFC comes back to Sao Paulo, Brazil with a light heavyweight showdown in the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Brazil’s own, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. Blachowicz put the light heavyweight on notice with the dominant win against former UFC and Strikeforce champion, Luke Rockhold and he will be expecting a similar outcome against UFC veteran Jacare Souza in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo.
On the other hand, Jacare Souza will be looking for a fresh start in the light heavyweight division. Souza has had some huge wins in the middleweight division, but he has also suffered losses that have kept him away from the UFC title. After the unsuccessful move to light heavyweight by Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, it would be interesting to see how does Jacare Souza looks against the Polish fighter, Jan Blachowicz.
In the co-main event, UFC veteran, Mauricio Rua takes on Paul Craig in another light heavyweight showdown. Mauricio Rua will be making his return to the octagon nearly after a year. Although Rua has some incredible wins in his last 5 fights he has not been he has been rather inactive at the later stage of his MMA career. It would be interesting to see whether the UFC veteran will be able to assert dominance against a relatively inexperienced in UFC, Paul Craig. That apart the card features an exciting fight between Charles Oliveira.
Here are all the details you need for UFC Sao Paulo.
Jan Błachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza (Light Heavyweight)
Maurício Rua vs. Paul Craig (Light Heavyweight )
Charles Oliveira vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight)
Antonio Arroyo vs. Andre Muniz (Middleweight)
Markus Perez vs. Wellington Turman (Middleweight)
Sérgio Moraes vs. James Krause (Welterweight)
Ricardo Ramos vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri (Featherweight)
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Bobby Green (Lightweight)
Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown (Welterweight)
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Renan Barão (Featherweight)
Ariane Lipski vs. Veronica Macedo (Women’s Flyweight)
Vanessa Melo vs. Tracy Cortez (Women’s Bantamweight)
UFC Sao Paulo Start Time:
UFC Sao Paulo Prelims starts at 3.30 AM IST and the main card starts at 6.30 AM IST on November 17th.
In the UK, the main card starts at 1 AM on 17th November and the prelims start at 11 PM on 16th November.
Where to Watch UFC Sao Paulo:
The live coverage of the main card will be available on BT Sports and Sony Ten2 including Sony Ten2 HD. The whole fight card will be available on ESPN+.