UFC Fight Night 164 ‘Blachowicz vs. Jacare’ Full Card Results

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Wellington Turman defeated Markus Perez via Unanimous Decision

Markus Perez stepped up against the local hometown favorite Wellington Turman in a middleweight clash that won the fan’s hearts. Turman was all fired up in the first round and in the process connected with some hard shots. With his persistence he even managed to land the takedown on his second attempt. From there on Perez changed his game plan and began an outpour of kicks that landed flush on Turman. Turman landed a solid jab that cut Perez open. In the final round, Turman caught Perez with a hard knee to the body which gassed him out towards the end of the round. Perez began to gas out and out of desperation he kept throwing wild shots but he fell short in the end.

Andre Muniz defeated Antonio Arroyo via Unanimous Decision

Middle weights Antonio Arroyo and Andre Muniz both were signed in the Contender Series this summer and in Sao Paulo made their UFC debut against each other. Arroyo started fire fight by blitzing Muniz, as he landed a big kick followed by hard punches that got his attention. Arroyo then proceeded to take Muniz down but instead got tangled in an armbar. Arroyo was able to get out of it but Muniz took him right back down. Muniz used his crisp striking to work his way in on Arroyo early in the second round and from there on he tried on a neck crank, rear-naked choke attempt and then to a mount. With the first and second round being exciting rounds, the third ended up on brink of being a slow action paced dance. Even the crowd began booing relentlessly seeing the hesitancy between both the fighters.

Charles Oliveira defeated Jared Gordon via Knockout in Round 1

Charles Oliveira is very well on the road to create record inside the octagon as the UFC veteran stepped in for his 23rd UFC fight. That figure coincided with another milestone – He went 23 professional fights and nine years without winning by knockout. But the Brazilian changed it after scoring a first round knockout over Gordon.

His victory came through when Oliveira attempted a take down but after a scramble both the lightweights began exchanging leather.A solid right hand counter stunned Gordan and by the time he recovered Oliveira had landed a vicious uppercut that sealed the deal.

With this win, the 30-year-old Brazilian rides a six fight win streak over the past two years.

Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig is ruled a Split Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

The co-main event between the legendary Mauricio Rua and the up-and-comer Scottish Paul Craig ended in a draw after they engaged in three hard fought rounds. Judges could not decide whom to award the win – to Shogun’s ground dominance or Craig’s standup performance.

Paul Craig blasted Shogun in the first round as he showcased his much improved fight game. At one point, Craig had Shogun pinned his back to the cage and covering up to the barrage of punches that were beginning to cause the Brazilian a lot of problems. But Shogun had been in similar situations and he weathered the storm like a champ. From the second round, the former UFC light heavyweight champion relied on his ground game as he took Craig to the mat and did enough damage from the top. Instead of tackling Shogun on the feet, Craig was comfortable to stay on his back as Shogun looked to punish him with punches and elbows. It was only in the final moments of the third round, did Craig stood back and began pouring down punches on Shogun who was almost gassed. Neither of the fighters could finish the fight and the judges had to settle on declaring a split draw.

Jan Blachowicz defeated Ronaldo Souza via Split Decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

The main event saw the light heavyweight debut of Ronaldo Souza get spoiled by the Polish Powerhouse Jan Blachowicz. Though the fight did not live up to the expectations, it did good for Jan who is now high on two fight win streak. Souza failed to apply any offense for the entire five rounds and to make matters worse, his take downs and clinch were met with resistance. Jan tried to keep the fight in his control using his jab and short strikes while he avoided any attempts to get taken down. While attempting leg kicks, Jan ended up injuring his left foot which began giving him problems later in the rounds. With such lackluster performance from Jan’s end, it is highly unlikely that he would be fighting for the light heavyweight title.

With this victory, Jan now has two back to back wins since his loss KO to Thiago Santos in February. Souza on the other hand has two straight losses. His move to 205 pounds didnt come to fruition and it remains to be seen what his next move comes to be.

Preliminary Card Results:

Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ariane Lipski def. Isabela de Padua via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves R2 1:22 via Submission (Triangle Choke)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ricardo Ramos def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri R1 3:57 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
James Krause def. Sergio Moraes R3 4:19 via KO (Punch)

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