Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC On FOX 27: Jacare vs. Brunson 2, emanating from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Octagon heads to Charlotte for the first time in almost eight years with a main event that could have future title shot implications on the line.
Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will look to get back into the win column as he takes on Derek Brunson, winner of two straight, in the five-round main event. The fight is a rematch of an August 2012 bout in Strikeforce, which Souza won by a knockout in the first round.
Also on the main card, Dennis Bermudez takes on Andre Fili in featherweight action, Jordan Rinaldi looks to hand Gregor Gillespie his first career loss in a lightweight bout, and a welterweight bout between Drew Dober and Frank Camacho kicks off the main card.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 4 PM ET/1 PM PT
> Austin Arnett (15-3, 0-0 UFC) vs. Cory Sandhagen (7-1, 0-0 UFC)
Sandhagen presses forward early looking to land and lands a right hand before they clinch. They break and Arnett landed a left hand. Arnett is landing punches as Sandhagen was coming forward but Sandhagen started landing punches and kicks to the body. Sandhagen landed a left hook to the body and followed it with a knee to Arnett's head. Sandhagen scored a takedown and was landing elbows and punches from the top. Arnett landed an upkick but kept eating punches. Arnett was able to get to his feet. Sandhagen landed a left hand. They were trading and Arnett got underhooks against the fence to end the round. 10-9 Sandhagen.
Sandhagen starts landing punches and kicks to start the second round. Sandhagen landed some knees in the clinch. Sandhagen landed an elbow on the break from the clinch and then a head kick. Arnett has been unable to counter with offense. Sandhagen with more attacks to the body. Arnett grabbed the back and was too high on the back and Sandhagen slipped out and end up in the half-guard and was landing punches and elbows from the top. Arnett cut open. Arnett was able to escape from the bottom. Sandhagen landed a spinning back fist. Sandhagen landed a big liver punch and was landing knees and then dropped Arnett with another liver punch and then finished him off with more punches on the ground. Impressive stoppage by Sandhagen.
Official Result- Cory Sandhagen def. Austin Arnett by TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 2
> Niko Price (10-1 1 NC, 2-1 1 NC UFC) vs. George Sullivan (17-5 1 NC, 3-2 UFC)
Sullivan is coming off of two USADA violations. They both press forward and Sullivan is the aggressor. Price landing some punches but missed a big right hand. Sullivan with a body kick. Sullivan with a combo ending with a big right hand. Price went for a takedown but Sullivan was defending with punches. Price got the takedown and was in side control. Price went to the half-guard then got into full guard. Sullivan gets back to his feet. Sullivan grabbed the body and was working for a takedown. Price has been landing more on his feet. Sullivan got a brief takedown. Price got to his feet and landing a big knee to the body at the end. 10-9 Price.
They came out trading punches and then Price rocked Sullivan with a right hand. Price was looking to finish but Sullivan recovered with a body lock and then got a takedown. Sullivan working inside the guard of Price and was landing some elbows and punches. Sullivan remained on top and cut Price open with an elbow. Price was able to slip out from the bottom and got a takedown on Sullivan and grabbed the back and was working for a choke while landing punches. Price got the choke locked in deep and Sullivan tapped! Nice stoppage by Price as he worked out of trouble there.
Official Result- Niko Price def. George Sullivan by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:21 of Round 2
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> Vinc Pichel (10-1, 3-1 UFC) vs. Joaquim Silva (10-0, 3-0 UFC)
They traded early. Pichel with a leg kick. Pichel looking for head kicks but both being tentative so far. Pichel with another inside leg kick. Silva keeps circling away. Silva lands a combo to the body. Pichel with another leg kick. Silva with a big body kick. Silva landing more punches. Silva just misses a head kick. Pichel tried to pick Silva up and slam him but Silva had good balance and was able to stay on his feet. 10-9 Silva.
Pichel just misses a right hand. Pichel landed an elbow and then shot in for a takedown but it was defended. Pichel landed a left hand. Pichel with a big combo. Silva firing back with body kicks. Silva just misses a wheel kick to the head. Pichel with a leg kick and follows it with an uppercut. Silva with a spin kick to the body but Pichel swarms on him with right hands and a knee to the body. Pichel with a low kick. Pichel with some more kicks. Pichel with more leg kicks late. 10-9 Pichel, 19-19.
They are trading kicks and body punches. Silva went for a jumping high kick but slipped and Pichel almost took advantage of it but Silva got back to his feet. Silva landed a couple of right hands. Silva with a body kick but Pichel counters with a right hand. They trade punches. Pichel with a body kick. They are trading punches and Silva is pouring it on late. Pichel got a brief takedown late. Pichel landed a knee but slipped. They clinched and Silva landed some knees. Fun fight. 10-9 Silva, 29-28.
Official Result- Vinc Pichel def. Joaquim Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Justine Kish (6-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (6-1-2, 0-1 UFC)
Kim landed a right hand to start. Kish landed some low kicks. A lot of tentativeness on the feet. Kish with a solid combo. Kim landed a hook that rocked Kish. Kim lands the jab and Kish counters with a body kick. They were trading and Kish slipped on a high kick. Kish throwing and landing with more volume but Kim landing bigger punches. They get in close range and Kish landing. 10-9 Kish.
Kish is landing kicks but Kim is countering with punches. They are trading punches in the pocket. Kish with a leg kick. Kish still landing leg kicks and Kim trying to find an opening with just a right hand. Kim isn't changing up her attack. Kish landed a left hook right on the chin. Kish landed a nice combo. 10-9 Kish, 20-18 Kish.
They were trading and Kish was starting to land with more volume. Kish landed an uppercut but Kim was poked in the eye at the same time. We have a brief timeout. They get back to action and Kim is chasing Kish around with the right hand. They are trading punches. Kim is looking for the knockout punch. Kim lands a left hand. Kim is rocking Kish. Kish is bleeding from her nose. Kim landing the left jab but Kish counters with a leg kick. Kim lands a combo. Kish with some leg kicks. Kish with a left hand and a spinning back fist. 10-9 Kim, 29-28 Kish.
Official Result- Ji Yeon Kim def. Justine Kish by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
> Randa Markos (#11, 7-5, 3-4 UFC) vs. Juliana Lima (9-4, 3-3 UFC)
Lima was landing leg kicks early but Markos was able to clinch Lima against the fence and has the underhooks. They exchange some knees as they hold onto each other. They are still battling for underhooks against the fence. They keep switching positions as neither is able to get an advantage. Lima gets a takedown and is in the guard of Markos. Markos is able to sweep and ends up in the mount and lands some punches and elbows from the top. 10-9 Markos.
Lima lands a kick but Markos fires back with a combo. Markos goes for a takedown but Lima reverses it and ends up on top. Lima lands some on top before they are stood up by the referee. Markos lands some punches. Lima with a kick but Markos grabs her and lands some uppercuts and then scores a takedown. Markos is on top in full mount and is landing a lot of punches. Markos with more punches from the top. Markos with some elbows to the body. Markos back into the full guard. 10-9 Markos, 20-18 Markos.
Markos lands a big combo of punches before they clinch. Markos gets a judo throw takedown and is landing big punches from the mount. Markos is trying to find a finish. Markos remains on top and Lima is unable to do anything to get out from the bottom. Markos now in side control. They scramble to their feet and clinch. Markos looking for a takedown as they battle for underhooks. 10-9 Markos, 30-27 Markos.
Official Result- Randa Markos def. Juliana Lima by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
> Katlyn Chookagian (#11 WBW, 9-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Mara Romero Borella (#9, 12-4 1 NC, 1-0 UFC)
They trade some punches early on. Borella lands a right hand. Borella with a couple of leg kicks and Chookagian lands a right hand counter. Borella with another leg kick. Borella lands a right hand. Chookagian only throwing the jab. Chookagian now mixing her strikes but not landing much. Borella with a couple more leg kicks. Chookagian with a body punch but Borella fires back with a combo. They trade punches. Chookagian now throwing some kicks. Chookagian with a combo late. 10-9 Borella.
They are trading and while Chookagian is throwing more volume, she isn't landing much and Borella is landing more. They clinch and Borella lands a knee to Chookagian's head as they break. Chookagian back to throwing more punches that aren't landing. Borella with a leg kick. 10-9 Borella, 20-18 Borella.
Borella lands a leg kick. Chookagian is still throwing at air. Her style of throwing more volume, while not landing, may get her the decision. Borella with an inside leg kick. Borella lands a right hand and a body kick. This fight is really boring. Both land a jab. Borella lands a combo. Borella gets the body lock and is looking for a takedown against the fence. Borella gets the takedown and is in the guard. Chookagian looking for a triangle but Borella gets out and they're on their feet. They trade some more late. 10-9 Borella, 30-27 Borella.
Official Result- Katlyn Chookagian def. Mara Romero Borella by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
> Mirsad Bektic (#15, 11-1, 4-1 UFC) vs. Godofredo Pepey (13-5, 5-5 UFC)
They are both swinging at air to start the fight. Pepey with a spin kick to the body. Bektic lands a right hand and they clinch but break. Pepey landing the jab and Bektic has a mouse under his left hand. Bektic then lands a right hand right to the solar plexus and Pepey crumbles to the mat. Bektic lands a few more punches from the top and the referee waves off the fight! Big knockout win in the first for Bektic.
Official Result- Mirsad Bektic def. Godofredo Pepey by TKO (punches) at 2:47 of Round 1
> Erik Koch (15-5, 4-4 UFC) vs. Bobby Green (23-8-1, 4-3-1 UFC)
They traded kicks to start off the fight. Koch landed a left hand that rocked Green. Koch then landed another. Green fired back with a combo that stunned Koch for a moment. Koch lands a big right hook. They clinch and both land some knees. Koch gets a trip takedown. Koch looking to set up a choke. Green is defending and Koch moves to mount and lands some big elbows. Green gives up his back and Koch is working for a choke. Koch has the hooks in. Green able to escape and they get to their feet. Green lands a kick and grabs the back and Green lands a right hand off the break. 10-9 Koch.
They trade and Koch lands a body kick. Koch lands a left hand. Green lands a body kick. Green with some punches to the body and then lands some knees to the body. Koch lands a left hand. They clinch for a moment. They trade punches after they break. Koch lands a counter left hand and then a nice body kick. Green coming forward chasing Koch around. They are trading and Green lands a right hand. Green attacking the body with a lot of volume. They clinch and Green with some knees to the body. Green with a body kick and just misses a right hand as Koch circles away. Green with a body punch. Green with some right hands in the pocket at the end of the round. 10-9 Green, 19-19.
Green lands a nasty right hand. Koch is hurt but still pressing forward. They clinch and Green with some dirty boxing. They break and Green back to attacking the body. Green with a right hand to the body and then one to the head. They trade punches. Green is stalking Koch around the Octagon. Green gets a takedown and is in side control. Green with some elbows from the top and the blood is flying off of Koch. Green tried to transition but Koch found an opening and exploded to the top. Green going for a switch and gives up his back and then ends up winning the scramble and Green is in side control. Green with some punches to the body on top. Green with punches from the top to end the fight. Good fight. 10-9 Green, 29-28 Green.
Official Result- Bobby Green def. Erik Koch by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
FOX MAIN CARD | 8 PM ET/5 PM PT
> Drew Dober (18-8 1 NC, 4-4 1 NC UFC) vs. Frank Camacho (21-5, 1-1 UFC)
They trade in close range and then clinch inside the opening minute. Camacho gets a trip takedown and is in side control. They scramble back to their feet. Dober with a leg kick. Dober landing combos. Camacho with a right hand. Dober with a body kick. They are trading and then clinch. Dober with an elbow but Camacho gets another trip takedown. Camacho on top and landing. They got to their feet and Camacho dropped Dober with a right hand at the end of the round. 10-9 Camacho.
They come out swinging in the pocket before clinching. Camacho grabbed the neck as they were standing and they both went to the ground and Camacho ended up in Dober's guard. They get to their feet and Camacho is looking tired. Dober with some body punches and then starts attacking the head. Dober is coming on strong with big combos. They clinch and trade knees. Camacho lands a big right hand. Dober landing combos and big left hands. Dober landing more combos. Dober with a leg kick. Camacho countered with some attacks to the body. Dober with a leg kick. Dober with a combo and Camacho is tired. Dober lands a left hand and then to the body and then back to the head. Dober with a body kick. They trade at the end. 10-9 Dober, 19-19.
They were trading and Dober shot in for a takedown but Camacho was able to reverse it with a trip takedown. They got back to their feet and Dober is still the fresher fighter. Dober landing punches as Camacho takes a couple of deep breaths. Dober with a spin kick to the body. They trade big combos. They trade inside the pocket. They clinch and Dober with some dirty boxing. Dober with an uppercut. They trade big punches at the end of the fight. Close final round. 10-9 Dober, 29-28 Dober.
Official Result- Drew Dober def. Frank Camacho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
> Jordan Rinaldi (13-5, 1-1 UFC) vs. Gregor Gillespie (10-0, 3-0 UFC)
Rinaldi lands a couple of left hooks. Rinaldi with a head kick but Gillespie fires back with some quick punches. Rinaldi with a step in knee but Gillespie grabs the leg though Rinaldi slips out. Gillespie gets the single-leg takedown and is in the half-guard. Gillespie goes to side control but transitions to the mount. Rinaldi gives up his back for a moment but back to half-guard and back to mount for Gillespie. Gillespie is working for a choke. Rinaldi gives up his back but gets to his knees. Gillespie still has the back. Gillespie with a knee to the body as he still has the back. Big punches from Gillespie. More big punches and he's looking to finish. The fight is stopped! Gillespie made it look easy as he gets the stoppage in the first.
Official Result- Gregor Gillespie def. Jordan Rinaldi by TKO (punches) at 4:46 of Round 1
> Dennis Bermudez (#12, 16-7, 9-5 UFC) vs. Andre Fili (17-5, 5-4 UFC)
Bermudez with a leg kick. Fili with a leg kick and Bermudez shoots for a takedown but it is defended. Bermudez with the double jab and then a leg kick. Bermudez with a left hook to the body but Fili counters with a combo. They clinch and Bermudez has Fili against the fence. They break and Fili with a body kick. They trade punches. Fili gets a brief takedown but right back to their feet. Bermudez with a big leg kick. Bermudez with the double jab. Fili with a counter right hand. Fili with a leg kick. Bermudez with a heavy leg kick. Fili with a combo. Fili scores a late takedown. They get to their feet. 10-9 Bermudez.
They clinch and Bermudez lands on the break. Bermudez with a leg kick followed by a right hand. Bermudez with a leg kick and Fili counters with a takedown. They get to their feet quickly and Bermudez is looking for a takedown. Bermudez looks to lift Fili but Fili shakes himself away. Bermudez with a leg kick. Bermudez with another. Fili is working the jab. Bermudez tries a takedown but it is defended. Fili lands a left hand as he was backing away. They clinch and Bermudez pushes the fight against the fence. Fili gets a takedown and is in the full guard of Bermudez. Bermudez with the underhook to get to his feet. Bermudez with a right hand. 10-9 Bermudez, 20-18 Bermudez.
Fili landing the jab. Bermudez with a leg kick. Bermudez goes high with the kick. Bermudez with the triple jab but Fili counters with an uppercut. Bermudez with the jab. Fili lands a big left high kick. They clinch and Bermudez lands a low knee and we have a timeout for Fili to recover. We get back to action and Bermudez with some leg kicks. Bermudez coming on strong going after Fili. Bermudez with a right hand. Fili missing the jab. Bermudez with a leg kick and then a left hand. Fili lands a left hand. Bermudez lands a good combo against the fence. Bermudez gets a takedown late but Fili able to scramble to the top. 10-9 Bermudez, 30-27 Bermudez.
Official Result- Andre Fili def. Dennis Bermudez by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
> Ronaldo Souza (#3, 24-5 1 NC, 7-2 UFC) vs. Derek Brunson (#8, 18-5, 9-3 UFC)
Souza with a body kick. Brunson with a body kick. Souza with another. Brunson just misses a left hand. Souza with a big right hand followed by a leg kick. Both being very patient. Souza with a right hand. Souza gets a brief takedown. Brunson stumbles backwards after they get up. Brunson with a combo but Souza lands a counter right hook. Souza with a right hand to the body and then drops Brunson with a head kick. Brunson stumbles down and Souza lands a left uppercut and a right hand that drops Brunson again and Souza finishes Brunson off with a couple more punches. Souza with the big knockout win!
Official Result- Ronaldo Souza def. Derek Brunson by knockout (strikes) at 3:50 of Round 1