‘Jacare’ Moves to Light Heavyweight, Meets Jan Blachowicz in UFC Sao Paulo Main Event
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 10, 2019
Longtime middleweight contender Ronaldo
Souza will make the move to 205 pounds, where he will square
off against Jan
Blachowicz in the UFC Fight Night 164 main event.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the booking to
ESPN. UFC Fight Night 164 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium
in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 16 and airs on ESPN+.
A former Strikeforce middleweight champion, “Jacare” has alternated
wins and losses of the course of his last six UFC appearances. Most
recently, he dropped a five-round verdict in an upset loss to
Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 150 on April 27.
Blachowicz recently lobbied for a title shot against Jon Jones, but
that did not come to fruition. Nonetheless, the 36-year-old Pole
has won five of his last six UFC contests at 205 pounds. In his
last appearance, he welcomed Luke
Rockhold to the division with a second-round knockout at UFC