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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 ring 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 ring 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%.
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 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 82 more professional rounds, 82 to Souza's 0.
Błachowicz vs Souza form
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 Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
Blachowicz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.