UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2
|UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2|
The poster for UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 27, 2018|
|City||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S|
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.
A middleweight rematch between former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson served as the event headliner. The pairing met previously in August 2012 under the Strikeforce banner with Souza winning the fight via knockout in the first round.
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. The pairing was then rescheduled for UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|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|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Drew Dober vs. Frank Camacho
- Performance of the Night: Ronaldo Souza and Mirsad Bektić
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- Théoden Janes (2017-11-05). "UFC returning to Charlotte in January". charlotteobserver.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
- Staff (2017-11-29). "Derek Brunson vs. 'Jacare' slotted for Charlotte's UFC on FOX 27 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
- Staff (2018-01-16). "Ovince Saint Preux: Ilir Latifi injured, UFC on FOX 27 co-headliner scrapped". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
- Staff (2018-01-18). "Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi rebooked for UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
- "UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
- 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.