Nov 16 2019
Saturday

Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Ronaldo Souza
Souza
Brazil flag
24-8-0
SD 5
SD 5
0-0-0

The tape

41
Age
44
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

KOKOSUBUDUD
Form
24
Wins
0
6
By KO
0
25
KO%
0
9
By SUB
0
38
SUB%
0
8
Loses
0
2
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2003
32
Bouts
0
69
Rounds
0
5 hours, 1 minutes
Fight Time
0 seconds

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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Jan Blachowicz vs Ronaldo Souza report

Who won Błachowicz vs Souza?

Jan Blachowicz beat Ronaldo Souza by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 22, on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Jan Blachowicz.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Błachowicz vs Souza stats

Jan Blachowicz stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Ronaldo Souza made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 0 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws.

Jan Blachowicz's UFC record stood at 12-7-1, while Ronaldo Souza's came in at 9-7-0.

The stats suggested Blachowicz had a large advantage in power over Souza, boasting a 25% knock out percentage over Souza's 0%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blachowicz had a massive advantage over Souza, boasting a 38% submission rate over Souza's 0%.

Jan Blachowicz was the younger man by 3 years, at 41 years old.

Blachowicz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Souza. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Blachowicz was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 32 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 years and 5 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 95 to Souza's 71.

Błachowicz vs Souza form

Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beaten Corey Anderson at UFC on ESPN+ 25 on 15th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ronaldo Souza at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Before that, he was victorious against Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

He had lost to Thiago Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.

Activity check

Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

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