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 as in favor of 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 ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Ronaldo Souza made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggested Souza had a slight advantage in power over Blachowicz, with a 31% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 29%.
Jan Blachowicz was the younger man by 3 years, at 38 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 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 year and 5 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 82 to Souza's 70.
Błachowicz vs Souza form
Blachowicz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Luke Rockhold on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Thiago Santos on 23rd February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Nikita Krylov on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Jimi Manuwa on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Devin Clark on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
Ronaldo Souza had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
He Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sprint Center, Kansas City.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jan Blachowicz had been fighting more than Ronaldo Souza.
Going to this contest, Jan Blachowicz had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 3 days ago, while Ronaldo Souza's last outing had been 2 years and 12 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.