UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré

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UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré
UFC on ESPN+ 22.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)
VenueGinásio do Ibirapuera
CitySão Paulo, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Volkov UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris

UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré (also known as UFC Fight Night 164 and UFC on ESPN+ 22) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on November 16, 2019 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.[1][2]


A light heavyweight bout between former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza has been slated to serve as the event headliner.[2][3]

A light heavyweight bout between Antônio Rogério Nogueira and Trevor Smith was scheduled for the event.[4] However, Nogueira was forced to pull out of the event due to injury, resulting the cancellation of the bout. Smith is now expected to face Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris.[5]

Leah Letson was expected to face Duda Santana at the event. However, Letson was removed from the bout in late September for undisclosed reasons.[6] Santana is now expected to face promotional newcomer Tracy Cortez.[7]

Kevin Holland was briefly scheduled to face promotional newcomer Antonio Arroyo at the event. However, promotion officials elected to remove Holland from the bout in favor of a matchup a month earlier at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman.[8] Trevin Giles was initially linked as a replacement to face Arroyo.[9] Subsequently, Alessio Di Chirico is now expected to face Arroyo.[10]

A middleweight bout between Markus Perez and Jack Marshman was scheduled to the event. However, Marshman was pulled from the event for an undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Wellington Turman.[11]

Fight card[edit]

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua vs. Sam Alvey
Lightweight Charles Oliveira vs. Jared Gordon
Welterweight James Krause vs. Sérgio Moraes
Featherweight Ricardo Ramos vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
Welterweight Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown
Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo vs. Bobby Green
Bantamweight Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Renan Barão
Women's Flyweight Ariane Lipski vs. Priscila Cachoeira
Women's Bantamweight Duda Santana vs. Tracy Cortez


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-08). "UFC announces fourth quarter schedule for 2019". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. ^ a b Thomas Gerbasi (2019-09-13). "Blachowicz vs. Jacare to headline UFC Sao Paulo". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. ^ Dave Doyle (2019-09-10). "Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza vs. Jan Blachowicz headlines UFC on ESPN+ 22". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  4. ^ Marcelo Barone. "Ultimate forwards fight between Rogério Minotouro and Trevor Smith to UFC São Paulo". Sportv. Retrieved 2019-09-25.(in Breton)
  5. ^ Redactie. "Undefeated Alonzo Menifield meets Trevor Smith during UFC Washington". Retrieved 2019-09-25.(in Dutch)
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-09-26). "Leah Letson out of UFC Sao Paulo bout against Duda Santana". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  7. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2019-09-27). "After earning contract on DWCS, Tracy Cortez to debut vs. Duda Santana at UFC on ESPN+ 22". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  8. ^ Nolan King (2019-09-30). "Kevin Holland shifts from Brazil to Boston, steps in vs. Brendan Allen at UFC on ESPN 6". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  9. ^ Marcelo Barone (2019-10-02). "UFC sets Trevin Giles as Kevin Holland's replacement in the fight against Antonio Arroyo in São Paulo". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-10-03.(in Portuguese)
  10. ^ a b Redactie (2019-10-10). "Alessio Di Chirico tackles short notice fight against Antonio Arroyo during UFC São Paulo". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-11.(in Dutch)
  11. ^ a b Redactie (2019-10-12). "Wellington Turman replaces Jack Marshman against Markus Perez during UFC São Paulo". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-10-12.(in Dutch)
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz. vs. Souza". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-09-13.