Souza (26-7-0-1NC) is making his UFC Light Heavyweight Division debut in this fight, having previously competed in the promotion as a middleweight. Souza has rotated wins and losses in his last six UFC bouts, with the latest bout being a unanimous decision loss to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale. Souza is a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, defeating Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Houston to win the gold.
Blachowicz (24-8-0) has won five of his last six under the UFC banner, with the last bout being a second round knockout win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 239. Blachowicz has previously headlined one UFC event, which was a third round TKO loss to Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night Prague. Blachowicz has suffered eight losses as a professional MMA fighter and five of them have come by way of decision.
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Saturday, November 16 from the Ibirapueroa Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Ronaldo Souza and Jan Blachowicz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.
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