UFC on Fox 27 Quick Results

The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosts UFC on Fox 27, headlined by a top 10 middleweight rematch between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza & North Carolina’s own Derek Brunson.

These two first met in Strikeforce back in August of 2012 with Souza winning by knock out in 0:41 seconds. Jacare (24-5) the number 3 ranked contender, from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, is a former Strikeforce Middleweight champion, with 20 finishes, 14 by submission. Souza fights for the first time since a April, TKO loss to Robert Whittaker. Brunson (18-5) the number 8 ranked contender, doesn’t waste time when the cage door closes, having 14 finishes, all in the first round, 11 have come y knock out. Brunson has won 2 straight over Daniel Kelly (KO) & Lyoto Machida (KO) in a combined 3:46.

Bot men are strong, explosive fighters, from a grappling backgrounds. Souza is a elite level BJJ Black Belt. Brunson as many mix martial artists started off in wrestling. On the feet both throw with heat “Jacare” fights orthodox, Brunson a southpaw. Souza tends to being move plotting with his footwork, while Brunson is more fluid but can get wild with his defense.

Fox Main Card
185: Ronaldo Souza def. Derek Brunson by TKO (strikes) R1
145: Andre Fili def. Dennis Bermudez by (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) split decision
155: Gregor Gillespie def. Jordan Rinaldi by TKO (punches) 4:46 R1
170: Drew Dober def. Frank Camacho by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
FS1 Prelims
155: Bobby Green def. Erick Koch by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
145: Mirsad Bektic def. Godofredo Pepey by TKO (punches) 2:47 R1
125: Katlyn Cookagian def. Mara Romero Borella by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
115: Randa Markos def. Jliana Lima by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
115: Ji Yeon Kim def. Justine Kish by (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) unanimous decision
155: Vinc Pichel def. Joaquim Silva by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
Fight Pass Prelims
170: Niko Price def. George Sullivan by submission (rear naked choke) 2:41 R2
145: Cory Sandhagen def. Austin Arnett by TKO (strikes) 3:48 R1

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