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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 octagon with a record of 24 wins, 8 loses 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 and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Blachowicz had a large advantage in power over Souza, boasting at 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 at 38% submission rate over Souza's 0%.
Jan Blachowicz was the younger man by 3 years, at 40 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 year and 5 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 95 more professional rounds, 95 to Souza's 0.
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 at UFC 239 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 at UFC on ESPN+ 3 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 at UFC Fight Night 136 on 15th September 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 127 on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night 118 on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
Ronaldo Souza remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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 had lost to 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 had been beaten by 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 4 years, 4 months and 28 days ago, while Ronaldo Souza's last outing had been 4 years, 7 months and 7 days ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 23 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 6 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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