UFC on ESPN: Jacaré vs. Hermansson

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UFC on ESPN: Jacaré vs. Hermansson
UFC Sunrise 2019 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on ESPN: Jacaré vs. Hermansson.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
VenueBB&T Center
CitySunrise, Florida
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik UFC on ESPN: Jacaré vs. Hermansson UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy

UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 8 or UFC Fight Night 150) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on April 27, 2019 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.[1]

Background[edit]

The event was expected to take place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.[2] However, the UFC announced on February 23 that the event was moved to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, being the second to be held there, after UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall in June 2012.[1] Also, this event was scheduled to be broadcasted on ESPN. However, it was announced at the end of the UFC 236 broadcast that this event will instead be on ESPN+.[3]

The promotion was initially targeting a middleweight bout between former interim UFC Middleweight Championship challenger (as well as 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former world champion in freestyle wrestling) Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa to serve as the event headliner. The pairing was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 230 and then again at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw but was scrapped each time for injuries to both fighters.[2] However on March 7, the promotion elected to replace Costa and arrange a rematch between Romero and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza to serve as the event headliner.[4][5] The two met previously in December 2015 at UFC 194 with Romero winning via split decision.[6] It was reported that Romero pulled out of the bout due to pneumonia in early April 2019.[7] While not officially announced by the promotion, Costa was initially expected to replace Romero.[8] However, Costa indicated that the three week lead time would not be enough for him to adequately prepare, so he declined.[9] Souza is now expected to face Jack Hermansson.[10]

A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Glover Teixeira and Ion Cuțelaba was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw. However on January 10, Cuțelaba pulled out of the bout due to injury.[11] The pairing was rescheduled for this event.[12]

A bantamweight bout between John Lineker and Cory Sandhagen was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw. However on January 10, Lineker pulled out of the bout due to a rib injury.[13] The pairing was rescheduled for this event.[14]

A strawweight bout between former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion (also former UFC Women's Strawweight Championship challenger) Jessica Penne and Jodie Esquibel was initially scheduled to take place at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez. However, Penne pulled out of the bout due a severely sprained ankle while warming up the morning of the event, resulting in the cancellation of the bout.[15] The pairing was rescheduled for this event.[16]

A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Li Jingliang was scheduled at this event. However, it was reported on March 23 that Li was injured and was forced to pull out of the bout.[17] He was replaced by Mike Perry.[18]

A strawweight bout between former Invicta FC and UFC Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza and another former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Lívia Renata Souza was scheduled for the event. However, it was reported that Souza pulled out of the bout citing an ankle injury and she was replaced by current Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Virna Jandiroba.[19]

A lightweight bout between Gilbert Burns and Eric Wisely was scheduled for the event.Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page).

A strawweight bout between Jessica Penne and Jodie Esquibel was scheduled for this event.[20]. However, it was reported on April 18, 2019 that Penne pulled out of the bout due to injury and she was replaced by Angela Hill[21]

Official fight card[edit]

Main card (ESPN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza vs. Jack Hermansson
Heavyweight Greg Hardy vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Mike Perry
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cuțelaba
Bantamweight John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen
Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts vs. Thomas Gifford
Preliminary card (ESPN)
Welterweight Ben Saunders vs. Takashi Sato
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Augusto Sakai
Early Preliminary card (ESPN2)
Lightweight Jim Miller vs. Jason Gonzalez
Welterweight Court McGee vs. Dhiego Lima

[22]

Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dan Hiergesell (2019-02-23). "UFC on ESPN 3 receives venue change". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Adam Guillen Jr. (2019-01-22). "Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa targeted as UFC on ESPN 3 headliner on April 27 in Miami". mmmania.com. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  3. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson | ESPN FightCenter". ESPN. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  4. ^ Brett Okamoto (2019-03-08). "Romero-Souza II to headline UFC Fight Night". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-03-07). "Yoel Romero faces 'Jacare' Souza, not Paulo Costa, in UFC main event on April 27". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  6. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-12-12). "UFC 194 results: Yoel Romero decisions Ronaldo Souza in back-and-forth battle". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  7. ^ Stefan Van Erp. "YYoel Romero felled by pneumonia, fight with Jacare canceled". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-04. (in Dutch)
  8. ^ Marcelo Russio (2019-04-04). "Romero gets sick and UFC plans Paulo Borrachinha vs. Ronaldo Jacaré in Fort Lauderdale". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-04-04. (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Staff (2019-04-05). "Financial set-up is pending for Jacaré to follow in the card; Hermansson can be a rivale". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-04-05. (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Clyde Aidoo (2019-04-06). "Jack Hermansson fills in to face Jacare Souza at UFC Fort Lauderdale". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  11. ^ Jay Pettry (2019-01-10). "Ion Cutelaba injured, out of bout with Glover Teixeira at UFC Brooklyn". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  12. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-02-06). "Attempt two: Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN 3 in Miami". mmadna.com. Retrieved 2019-02-06. (in Dutch)
  13. ^ Jay Pettry (2019-01-10). "John Lineker out of bout with Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  14. ^ Steven Marrocco (2019-02-13). "John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 3 in Miami". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  15. ^ Ariel Helwani (2019-02-17). "Tonight's Jodie Esquibel vs. Jessica Penne fight has been canceled". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  16. ^ Stefan Van Erp (2019-02-24). "UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale takes shape with four new fights". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-24. (in Dutch)
  17. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-03-25). "Li Jingliang moet zich geblesseerd afmelden voor UFC Fort Lauderdale gevecht tegen Cowboy Oliveira". /mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-03-25. (in Dutch)
  18. ^ Tristen Critchfield. "Mike Perry Replaces Jingliang Li, Meets Alex Oliveira at UFC on ESPN 3 in Fort Lauderdale". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  19. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (2019-04-04). "Invicta FC champ Virna Jandiroba replaces injured Livinha Souza, meets Carla Esparza at UFC Fort Lauderdale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  20. ^ Stefan Van Erp (2019-02-23). "UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale takes shape with four new fights". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-19.(in Dutch)
  21. ^ a b Marcel Dorff (2019-04-018). "Angela Hill replaces training partner Jessica Penne against Jodie Esquibel in Fort Lauderdale". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)(in Dutch)
  22. ^ "UFC on ESPN: Jacare vs. Hermansson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  23. ^ Cite error: The named reference MikeDavis was invoked but never defined (see the help page).