How to watch UFC Fight Night 164 Blachowicz vs Souza live and free
Jan Blachowicz faces off with Brazil's own Ronaldo Souza in the main event of UFC São Paulo.
Souza returns to Brazil and moves to the light heavyweight division just in time to come head-to-head with Jan Blachowicz at the main event during UFC Fight Night 164, scheduled to take place this weekend in São Paulo.
Further down the main card, the co-main event features a Rua vs Craig bout, which is likely to be Rua's last ever fight in the UFC as he has plans to retire. The Brazilian MMA legend won his last fight against Tyson Pedro via technical knockout last year, while rising star Paul Craig was victorious against Vinicius Moreira just a couple of months ago.
UFC Fight Night 164 will air live in Australia, so you can tune in and see for yourself who comes out on top. All in all, there's plenty to look forward to, thanks to an intriguing full card. MMA fans should definitely give this event a stream – there won't be another UFC Fight Night for three weeks.
Who will win Blachowicz vs Souza?
Souza will definitely face a big challenge with Blachowicz, as it happens for every fighter who changes weight classes. "Jacare" is looking for a fresh UFC start late in his career, but he'll be fighting in his home country which should positively contribute to morale.
Meanwhile, Blachowicz heads to São Paulo with five wins from his last six fights, so he should be in excellent spirits. He's coming off the best win of his career so far against former champion Luke Rockhold. If he wins against Souza, he will jump in the rankings for a shot at champion Jon Jones.
The odds are in Blachowicz's favour, but we wouldn't overlook Souza just yet. He's got plenty to prove, which might be enough to give him an edge this weekend.
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When does UFC Fight Night 164 Blachowicz vs Souza start?
UFC Fight Night 164 starts on Sunday 17 November at 10am AEDT. You can tune in for the main card from 12pm AEDT.
How to watch UFC Fight Night 164 Blachowicz vs Souza live
In Australia, UFC Fight Night 164 will be broadcast live and exclusively on ESPN2. As a result, there are plenty of ways to tune in, whether you choose pay TV or streaming platforms. Here's everything you need to catch all the action live.
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UFC Fight Night 164 full card
Besides the top two fights, MMA fans can enjoy a packed UFC Fight Night 164. Here's the full card for the event:
Light Heavyweight: Jan Błachowicz vs Ronaldo Souza
Light Heavyweight: Maurício Rua vs Paul Craig
Lightweight: Charles Oliveira vs Jared Gordon
Middleweight: Antonio Arroyo vs Andre Muniz
Middleweight: Markus Perez vs Wellington Turman
Welterweight: Sérgio Moraes vs James Krause
Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos vs Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs Bobby Green
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs Randy Brown
Featherweight: Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Renan Barão
Women's Flyweight: Ariane Lipski vs Veronica Macedo
Women's Bantamweight: Vanessa Melo vs Tracy Cortez
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