Jan Blachowicz ruined another light heavyweight debut the previous evening (Sat., Nov. 16, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 164 live on ESPN+ from inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the Polish warrior vanquished previous UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza before his old neighborhood by method for split choice. UFC Fight Night 164 results are here
The principal shot from “Jacare” came only 20 seconds into the first round. Souza didn’t arrive at the takedown yet pinned Blachowicz along with the enclosure. Souza couldn’t do a lot of offense and the two isolated. Souza inevitably worked his way back in again and battled wrists with Blachowicz as the clock ticked away. Blachowicz tried to arrive short elbows and uppercuts in the secure, yet very little move was making the place.
The second round observed both light heavyweights interface with early punches. Souza caught up with hard leg kicks, yet Blachowicz restored his own. “Jacare” would by and by stick Blachowicz along with the pen trying to bring him down. The activity isolated and Souza found a home for another hard kick, however, Blachowicz labeled him with a counter shot. Souza gave back with a flush right hand that upheld the Polish contender into the enclosure.
In the third round, Blachowicz scored first with a fresh punch. He at that point progressed with mixes yet “Jacare” stayed away from harmed and tied it up along the enclosure (once more). The two warriors seemed as though they needed to toss punches to take the other man out, yet they wouldn’t pull the trigger. Souza returned to his secure game and Blachowicz didn’t do a lot to back him off.
In the middle of rounds, Souza’s corner guided him to focus on the left foot of Blachowicz, which they attempted to be broken.
Souza and Blachowicz were delayed out of the entryway in the fourth however then began to open up along the enclosure with countering combos. The activity wavered off again and the Brazilian fans began to wave their cellphones noticeable all around as a weep for diversion. Souza would score another sharp kick as the harm got unmistakable on Blachowicz’s leg and foot.
The fifth and last round started with Blachowicz assaulting with kicks. Souza strolled through the shots and worked his way inside once more. Blachowicz would shake Souza off and back him up with punches, yet the Brazilian shot in like a gun to control Blachowicz against the confine. After little activity, the arbitrator isolated the two men.
The reset wound up aiding Blachowicz as he cut Souza with a speedy uppercut. “Jacare” wobbled for a second as Blachowicz tossed more offense. Souza had the option to pull through with the two warriors creating little firecrackers for the remainder of the round, lifting their hands noticeable all around before the last ringer even sounded.
After five rounds of headliner activity, it was Blachowicz who did what’s needed on the judges’ scorecards, winning the split-choice win. It’s the second battle in succession that Blachowicz has ruined the light heavyweight introduction of a previous UFC middleweight contender, having taken out Luke Rockhold back in July.