UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2

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UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2
UFC Charlotte 2017 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
Venue Spectrum Center
City Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S
Attendance 10,249[1]
Total gate $944,202[1]
Event chronology

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders

UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 27) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on January 27, 2018, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.[2]

Background[edit]

The event marked the promotion's fourth visit to Charlotte, and first since UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi in March 2010.[2]

A middleweight rematch between former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson served as the event headliner. The pairing met previously in August of 2012 under the Strikeforce banner with Souza winning the fight via knockout in the first round.[3]

Ilir Latifi was expected to face former interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Ovince Saint Preux at the event. However on January 16, Latifi pulled out due to injury and the bout was scrapped.[4] The pairing was then rescheduled for UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens.[5]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Derek Brunson TKO (head kick and punches) 1 3:50
Featherweight Andre Fili def. Dennis Bermudez Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Jordan Rinaldi TKO (punches) 1 4:46
Welterweight Drew Dober def. Frank Camacho Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Erik Koch Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Mirsad Bektić def. Godofredo Pepey TKO (body punch) 1 2:47
Women's Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian def. Mara Romero Borella Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Randa Markos def. Juliana Lima Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Ji Yeon Kim def. Justine Kish Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Vinc Pichel def. Joaquim Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Niko Price def. George Sullivan Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:21
Featherweight Cory Sandhagen def. Austin Arnett TKO (punches) 2 3:48

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[7]

  • Fight of the Night: Drew Dober vs. Frank Camacho
  • Performance of the Night: Ronaldo Souza and Mirsad Bektić

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-01-28). "UFC on FOX 27 draws announced 10,249 attendance for $944,000 gate in Charlotte". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  2. ^ a b Théoden Janes (2017-11-05). "UFC returning to Charlotte in January". charlotteobserver.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ Staff (2017-11-29). "Derek Brunson vs. 'Jacare' slotted for Charlotte's UFC on FOX 27 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  4. ^ Staff (2018-01-16). "Ovince Saint Preux: Ilir Latifi injured, UFC on FOX 27 co-headliner scrapped". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  5. ^ Staff (2018-01-18). "Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi rebooked for UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  6. ^ "UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  7. ^ Staff (2018-01-28). "UFC on FOX 27 bonuses: 'Jacare' Souza gets an extra $50,000 for his head-kick KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-28.