UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo Results: Jan Blachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza Headlines, Plus Mauricio Rua

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

#6 Jan Blachowicz def. #8(MW) Ronaldo Souza by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

#14 Mauricio Rua fought Paul Craig to a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

#13 Charles Oliveira def. Jared Gordon by KO via strikes (1:26, R1)

Andre Muniz def. Antonio Arroyo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

James Krause def. Sergio Moraes by KO via punch (4:19, R3)

Ricardo Ramos def. Eduardo Garagorri by submission via rear naked choke (3:57, R1)

Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves by submission via triangle choke (1:22, R2)

Douglas Silva De Andrade def. Renan Barao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Ariane Lipski def. Isabella De Padua by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)


Vanessa Melo vs. Tracy Cortez

Round One: The round begins with Cortez and Melo exchanging some left hooks, Cortez nails Melo with a few kicks to the midsection. Cortez starts landing some combinations against Melo, Cortez and Melo get into some striking exchanges. Melo nails a kicking Cortez with a counter punch combination, Melo backs up Cortez while swinging away at her. Cortez comes forward and she cracks Melo with a right, Cortez then cracks Melo with a two punch combination. Cortez charges at Melo as the two swing wildly at each other, Melo continues nailing Cortez with counter strikes. Cortez responds by nailing Melo with a left hook and some front kicks, Cortez and Melo continue swinging wildly at each other. Cortez starts landing multiple lefts against Melo, Cortez and Melo just swing at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cortez

Round Two: The round begins with Cortez attacking Melo with a combination, Cortez grabs Melo and gets her against the cage wall. Cortez nails Melo with a knee strike to the head, Cortez continues attacking Melo with some knee strikes. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Cortez continues trying to get the takedown against Melo. Cortez scores a takedown on Melo and Melo gets right back up, Cortez looks for another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cortez (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cortez)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Cortez nails Melo with a kick to the midsection. Melo cracks a swinging Cortez with multiple combinations, Cortez responds by nailing Melo with a left hook. Cortez scores a takedown on a kicking Melo and she gets the half guard, Cortez attacks Melo with a lot of ground and pound. Cortez postures up and she kicks at the legs of Melo, Cortez returns to the ground while landing more strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cortez (Final Score: 30-27 for Cortez)

Official Result: Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Ariane Lipski vs. Isabella De Padua

Round One: The round begins with Lipski attacking De Padua with multiple combinations, Lipski drops De Padua with a right and she gets top control on the ground. Lipski attacks De Padua with some ground and pound, Lipski postures up and she kicks away at the legs of De Padua. De Padua gets up and Lipski attacks her with more combinations, De Padua scores a takedown on Lipski and she gets the full guard. De Padua attacks Lipski with some ground and pound, De Padua lands more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lipski

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Lipski nails De Padua with a four punch combination. De Padua goes for a takedown on Lipski winds up in top control, Lipski attacks De Padua with some ground and pound. De Padua accidentally nails Lipski with an illegal up kick and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from De Padua. The action resumes with Lipski back in top control against De Padua, Lipski attacks De Padua with more ground and pound. De Padua eats more strikes while getting Lipski in her full guard, De Padua catches Lipski in a reverse triangle choke and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Lipski (Overall Score: 20-17 for Lipski)

Round Three: The round begins with Lipski nailing De Padua with a two punch combination, De Padua scores a takedown on Lipski and Lipski immediately rolls for a knee bar. De Padua gains top control while nailing Lipski with a few strikes, Lipski eventually gets De Padua in her full guard. De Padua attacks Lipski with some ground and pound, Lipski sweeps De Padua and she gets top control. Lipski attacks De Padua with some ground and pound of her own, Lipski gains side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Padua (Final Score: 29-27 for Lipski)

Official Result: Ariane Lipski def. Isabella De Padua by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Renan Barao

Round One: The round begins with Barao attempting some high kicks against De Andrade, De Andrade charges at barao while swinging wildly at him. De Andrade backs up Barao by landing a two punch combination, De Andrade and Bara exchange some leg kicks. Barao nails a swinging De Andrade with a counter strike combination, Barao starts landing some leg kicks against De Andrade. Barao scores a takedown on De Andrade and he gets the half guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with De Andrade nailing Barao with a multiple punch combination, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, De Andrade nails Barao with a spinning back kick to the midsection. The fighters swing at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Andrade

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Barao nails De Andrade with a kick to the midsection. Barao goes after De Andrade while landing leg kicks, Barao scores a takedown on De Andrade after eating a left to the midsection. Barao attacks De Andrade with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with De Andrade attacking Barao with a head kick attempt, Barao backs De Andrade into the cage wall after landing a knee strike. The referee halts the fight so a doctor can check a cut on Barao, the action resumes with De Andrade attacking Barao with kicks. Barao attacks De Andrade with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Andrade (Overall Score: 20-18 for De Andrade)

Round Three: The round begins with De Andrade nailing Barao with a two punch combination, Barao swings back at De Andrade while looking for a takedown. De Andrade backs up Barao while taking some swings at him, De Andrade cracks Barao with a right uppercut. Barao scores a takedown on De Andrade and De Andrade gets right back up, De Andrade rocks Barao after landing a right hook. Barao eats another uppercut from De Andrade while looking for a takedown, Barao stuns De Andrade with a two punch combination. Barao continues hunting for takedowns against De Andrade, De Andrade rocks Barao again with an elbow strike to the head followed by a body kick. De Andrade continues attacking the midsection of Barao, De Andrade backs up Barao while landing more strikes. De Andrade hits Barao with some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Andrade (Final Score: 30-27 for De Andrade)

Official Result: Douglas Silva De Andrade def. Renan Barao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

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