At UFC Fight Night 164, which was held on November 17 in Sao Paulo, Ronaldo Souza lost by a split decision to Jan Blachowicz. For "Jacare" this fight was his debut in the light heavyweight division. After the fight the Brazilian said that he was seriously ill and could even withdraw from the event.
Recently, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that after the fight against Tony Ferguson he may end his career. Today, however, his father and trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov said that Khabib would fight for another two years, at least.
Today in Sao Paulo at UFC Fight Night 164 in the main event of the evening Jan Blachowicz scored split decision victory over middleweight debutant Ronaldo Souza. Here are all the results of the evening:
Artem Lobov was knocked out by Jason Knight on the 9th tournament of Bare Knuckle FC promotion. After this fight Artem's friend, the former UFC champion in two weight categories Conor McGregor wrote in his Instagram post, in which he supported Lobov.
On November 16 Sao Paulo will host the tournament UFC Fight Night 164. In the main event of the evening Jan Blachowicz will face Ronaldo Souza. The broadcast of preliminary card starts at 4 pm ET. Below is a fight card and links to the broadcast.
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya expressed confidence that the organization should raise the purses to fighters, who are not included in the top ten rankings.
The head of Fight Nights Global Kamil Gadzhiev said he was willing to increase Magomed Ismailov purse if he would agree for a rematch with Vladimir Mineev. Earlier, Kamil said that Magomed is willing to pay him 7.5 million rubles ($110 k).
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will fight in just a few weeks. The Bones tweeted the post:
Sergei Kharitonov broke his unbeaten run, losing by TKO to Linton Vassell at Bellator 234 tournament, which took place today in Tel Aviv. The fight was stopped in the second round. After the fight Kharitonov recorded video, in which he stated about the torn ligament in the first round of the fight.