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UFC on ESPN+ 8 live results: Jacare Souza vs. Jack Hermansson

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 8: Jacare vs. Hermansson, emanating from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The Octagon heads back to Sunrise for the first time in almost seven years with a middleweight main event and a lot of potential exciting fights.

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza looks to secure a title shot in the main event when he takes on rising contender, Jack Hermansson, in the night's five-round headline bout.
Souza is coming off an impressive win over Chris Weidman in November and has long been a top contender, but has yet to get a UFC title shot. He says he has been promised a shot with a win over Hermansson, who takes this fight on short notice after fighting less than a month ago and is gunning for his fourth consecutive win.

Also on the main card is a series of bouts that have violence written all over them. Alex Oliveira takes on Mike Perry in a welterweight bout, former title challenger Glover Teixeira battles Ion Cutelaba in a light heavyweight bout, and bantamweight contenders John Lineker and Cory Sandhagen thrown down in the Sunshine State.

Among those competing on the preliminary card is former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza, and long-time UFC veterans Jim Miller, Court McGee, Ben Saunders and Gilbert Burns.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Court McGee (19-7, 8-6 UFC) vs. Dhiego Lima (13-7, 2-5 UFC)
Welterweights

McGee lands a right hand as he comes forward. They trade and Lima stuns McGee with a counter left hook. McGee lands a combo. Lima lands a nice right hand. Lima staying on the outside but lands another hard left. McGee goes to the body now but Lima still lands the counter left hook. McGee lands a right hand. Lima lands to the body. McGee goes for a takedown but Lima defends. McGee still controlling the Octagon but misses an entry to the takedown and Lima gets a brief takedown. Lima has the back but McGee judo throws him off and now has underhook control. McGee tries a late lift for a takedown but Lima grabs the fence. 10-9 Lima.

They trade and Lima lands a hard left hook. Both landing punches and McGee lands a high kick. Lima with a hard combination. Lima landing to both the body and the head. McGee shoots for a takedown but Lima defends. McGee with a leg kick but Lima counters with a left hand. Lima lands a hard left hook again. McGee still coming forward. Lima with a leg kick. Lima still landing some left hooks. McGee throwing more but Lima landing more effectively. Lima gets a brief takedown and has the back standing but McGee has the neck as the round ends. 10-9 Lima, 20-18 Lima.

Lima with a left hand to the body. Lima really trying hard to land the left. McGee goes for a takedown but it is defended. He's missed on all six of his attempts. Lima with a right hand. Lima continuing to land as McGee just can't get anything going. Lima circling and landing leg kicks and lands a big right hand. McGee goes for another takedown against the fence but Lima defends it. Lima with a right hand. McGee goes for another takedown but it is defended. They start trading at the end and McGee knocks Lima down and finishes the round landing punches in his guard. I don't think it's enough to win the round or fight. 10-9 Lima, 30-27 Lima.

Official Result- Dhiego Lima def. Court McGee by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

> Angela Hill (8-6, 3-6 UFC) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-4, 0-2 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

They come out trading right off the bat. Esquibel trying to land right hands. Hill lands a right hand. Esquibel lands a right hand. Hill with a right hand. Esquibel lands a combo. Hill with a right hand. Hill lands another right hand. They trade in close range. Esquibel with a front kick. Hill with a knee to the body. Hill gets a brief takedown but Esquibel right up and they trade punches. Hill with a right hand. Esquibel with a left hand. Esquibel tries a takedown but Hill with great defense to keep it standing. They trade late. 10-9 Hill.

Esquibel lands a right hand. Hill with the jab. They trade punches. Hill lands a jab. Both land combos and Hill with an uppercut. Hill with a body kick. They trade and Hill lands a knee to the body and then an overhand right. Hill with another right hand. Esquibel throwing punches but Hill keeping her away from range with kicks. They clinch for a moment. Hill with a right hook. Esquibel with a combo and Hill counters with a right. Hill with a knee and then a head kick. 10-9 Hill, 20-18 Hill.

Hill landing but Esquibel keeps coming forward. Hill with a high kick. Esquibel cut open over her left eye which came from an elbow from Hill. Esquibel lands a right hand that briefly drops Hill. Esquibel with a front kick to the body. Hill with a body kick. They both land punches. Esquibel with an uppercut. Hill with a combo but eats a counter left hook from Esquibel. Hill with a body kick. Esquibel with a combo. Hill looking tired. Esquibel with a left hand. They both land. Hill with a right hand. Hill with a combo and then a knee to the body. 10-9 Hill, 30-27 Hill.

Official Result- Angela Hill def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Jim Miller (29-13 1 NC, 18-12 1 NC UFC) vs. Jason Gonzalez (11-4, 1-2 UFC)
Lightweights

This is Miller's 32nd UFC fight, a company record. Miller with a left hand. They trade punches. They both land again. Gonzalez with a left hand. Miller gets a takedown and grabs the back as they get to their feet. Miller drags it to the ground and has the back and the rear-naked choke locked in. Gonzalez trying to fight it off but he taps! Miller with a big submission win in front of his four children, who watch him fight live for the first time.

Official Result- Jim Miller def. Jason Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:12 of Round 1

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> Gilbert Burns (15-3, 7-3 UFC) vs. Mike Davis (7-1, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Burns with a body kick followed by a leg kick. They trade hard punches. Burns with a left hand and then shoots but Davis defends and lands a knee to the body. Burns gets a takedown and takes the back. They get back to their feet and Davis lands a kick. Burns with a right hand. Davis with a big body kick. Both are swinging wildly. Burns with a couple uppercuts and a right hand. At this rate someone is getting knocked out. Burns with a right hand. Burns with another right hand. Davis misses a right hand and gets taken down by Burns. Burns lands some big punches and elbows as the round ends. 10-9 Burns.

Burns gets a takedown and gets the back of Davis. Burns looking to set up a choke and landing punches from the back. Burns with elbows now. Burns working to find the choke but Davis able to get an underhook to escape. Burns in the half-guard of Davis. Burns gets the back again and is getting close to having the choke locked in. Burns lands punches to soften Davis up. Burns now has the choke locked in and Davis taps! Burns gets the submission win in impressive fashion.

Official Result- Gilbert Burns def. Mike Davis by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:15 of Round 2

> Carla Esparza (#9, 13-6, 4-4 UFC) vs. Virna Jandiroba (14-0, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Esparza catches a kick and gets a big takedown and is in the full guard of Jandiroba. Esparza trying to advance but Jandiroba just holding onto her. They scramble to their feet. Esparza lands a left hand. Esparza gets another takedown. They both land on the ground. Esparza going in-and-out of the guard. They get to their feet. Jandiroba gets a scramble takedown but they get to their feet. Esparza with a knee to the body. They trade knees. Esparza with some knees and a hook kick. 10-9 Esparza.

Esparza with a right hand. Esparza shoots and gets a brief takedown but they get up. Esparza with a combo. Jandiroba defends some takedown attempts and then gets her own takedown. Esparza able to explode from the bottom and they get to their feet. They trade punches. Esparza ducks under on a takedown attempt and gets the back against the fence. They scramble and Esparza lands a couple punches and a knee as they break. Esparza gets a takedown but Jandiroba has the neck and a guillotine locked in. Jandiroba sweeps to the top. Jandiroba lets go and is on top. Jandiroba gets to the mount and Esparza gives up her back. Esparza scrambles to the top and lands punches as the round ends. 10-9 Jandiroba, 19-19.

Jandiroba tries a sweep to guard but Esparza counters it with a takedown and is in the guard of Jandiroba. Esparza lands from the top. Jandiroba unable to get up from the bottom as Esparza is nullifying any attempts. They get to their feet and Esparza just misses a kick as they stand. They trade punches. Esparza with a big knee as she defends a takedown from Janidroba. Jandiroba with a takedown as Esparza grabs her for a choke attempt but Jandiroba escapes. They are scramblng and they get to their feet. Esparza with a knee as they scramble to the mat. Close fight. 10-9 Esparza, 29-28 Esparza.

Official Result- Carla Esparza def. Virna Jandiroba by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Andrei Arlovski (#15, 27-17 2 NC, 16-11 1 NC UFC) vs. Augusto Sakai (12-1-1, 1-0 UFC)
Heavyweights

Arlovski with an early flurry of punches. Arlovski with two right hands. Sakai lands a left hand as Arlovski throws a kick. Arlovski with a left hand. Arlovski with a right hand. Sakai with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a right hand as Sakai keeps walking into it. They clinch against the fence. Arlovski lands an elbow as they break and trade kicks. 10-9 Arlovski.

Arlovski with a left hand. Sakai with a combo against the fence and Arlovski has to circle away. Sakai with a leg kick and Arlovski counters with a right hand. Arlovski with a body kick. Sakai with a leg kick. Arlovski with a short leg kick. Sakai with a combo. Arlovski with a right hand. Sakai with a right hand. Arlovski with a body kick. They clinch and Sakai with an elbow. They break and Arlovski with a combo. Arlovski with a low blow. Back to action they trade punches. Arlovski with a right hand to the body. 10-9 Sakai, 19-19.

Arlovski with a step-in elbow as they clinch. Sakai slips out and gets the back and they trade as they break. Arlovski lands a combo ending with a right hand. Sakai with a leg kick. Arlovski with a couple of leg kicks. Arlovski with a kick and Sakai lands a right hand and they clinch. They continue to clinch and not much is happening. They break and both men land punches. Arlovski coming forward. Arlovski with an inside leg kick. Arlovski with kicks late. Close fight. 10-9 Arlovski, 29-28 Arlovski.

Official Result- Augusto Sakai def. Andrei Arlovski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Ben Saunders (22-11-2, 9-8 UFC) vs. Takashi Sato (14-2, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Saunders with an overhand right. Saunders with a leg kick. Saunders with a leg kick. Saunders with another leg kick. They clinch and Saunders with a couple of knees to the body before they break. Saunders back with a leg kick. Saunders stuns Sato with a right hook. Saunders with a combo then a high kick and then a leg kick. Saunders with a body kick. Saunders lands a right hand. Sato misses a left hand. Saunders with a knee to the body and then back with more leg kicks. They clinch and both land strikes. Saunders with a few knees. 10-9 Saunders.

Saunders with a leg kick. Saunders with the jab. Sato drops Saunders with a left hand and goes to the guard and starts landing heavy elbows. Lots of elbows on the ground and Sato finishes Saunders! Brutal finish by Sato as he wins his UFC debut.

Official Result- Takashi Sato def. Ben Saunders by TKO (strikes) at 1:18 of Round 2

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> Roosevelt Roberts (7-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Thomas Gifford (17-7 2 NC, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Roberts with a knee to the body as they clinch right away then break. Roberts with a leg kick. Roberts lands a left hand. They trade punches. Roberts gets a takedown and passes to side control. Roberts looking to grab the arm for a kimura. Roberts lets go but still has side control. Roberts with some shots on the mat and gets to his feet but gets back to north-south position. Gifford attempts an armbar. Roberts patient as he looks to escape. Gifford loses it and eats some hammerfists from Roberts as Roberts gets to side mount. Roberts with punches before the round ends. 10-9 Roberts.

Roberts with a big combo that tags Gifford good. Roberts with another big combination and Gifford eats those shots well. Roberts with a left hand. Both landing punches. Roberts with more big punches as they clinch. Gifford jumps up looking for a guillotine but loses position and Roberts now on top in the guard. Roberts landing on top and keeping busy. Gifford trying to find an opening for a triangle. Roberts gets back to the guard and Gifford almost had an armbar in late. 10-9 Roberts, 20-18 Roberts.

Roberts with a leg kick. Gifford lands a right hand. Roberts with a combo and they clinch. Gifford dropping down for a takedown but Roberts defending. Gifford gets a takedown against the fence. Gifford in the half-guard of Roberts but not doing much and they get to their feet. Roberts goes back to the clinch. Roberts gets a takedown and is in side control and lands some elbows. Roberts gets into the guard of Gifford. Roberts with some body punches and now to the head. Roberts with more punches as the fight ends. 10-9 Roberts, 30-27 Roberts.

Official Result- Roosevelt Roberts def. Thomas Gifford by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> John Lineker (#8, 31-8, 12-3 UFC) vs. Cory Sandhagen (10-1, 3-0 UFC)
Bantamweights

Lineker throwing bombs early. Lineker with a combo to the body. Sandhagen with a leg kick. Lineker lands a left hook. Lineker with a leg kick. Sandhagen has a huge height advantage. Sandhagen lands a right hand. Lineker with a combo. Sandhagen tries a takedown but uses it to land an elbow. Lineker with a left hook. Sandhagen with a body kick. Sandhagen with a knee but Lineker throwing bombs still. Sandhagen with a hook to the body. Lineker with a leg kick. 10-9 Lineker.

Lineker with a leg kick. Sandhagen lands a right hand. Sandhagen with a body kick. Lineker with a combo to the body and head. Lineker lands a right hand to the body as Sandhagen tries a jumping knee. Sandhagen with a body kick. Lineker with a combination. Sandhagen attempts a takedown but Lineker defends. Sandhagen gets the body lock and scores the takedown. They get up and both land punches. Lineker gets the takedown and has the back and the neck but they get to their feet. Lineker with a right hand. They both land punches. 10-9 Sandhagen, 19-19.

They trade to start the third. Lineker with a combo. Lineker throwing heavy punches. They are both just throwing punches and kicks. Lineker with the combo. Sandhagen with a lead elbow. Sandhagen with a right hand. Sandhagen with a body kick. Lineker with a body kick. Lineker with a good combination that backs Sandhagen up. Sandhagen with a jumping knee. Lineker with a right hand. Lineker with a big combination and Sandhagen gets a takedown but Lineker has a guillotine choke locked in and it is in tight. Sandhagen fighting it but time runs out. Great fight. 10-9 Lineker, 29-28 Lineker.

Official Result- Cory Sandhagen def. John Lineker by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Glover Teixeira (#11, 28-7, 11-5 UFC) vs. Ion Cutelaba (14-3 1 NC, 3-2 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Cutelaba with a front kick. Cutelaba with a head kick. They trade right hands. Teixeira shoots in for a single leg but Cutelaba stuffs it. They trade punches. Cutelaba stuns Teixeira with a right hand. Cutelaba cut above his right eye. Cutelaba with a jumping knee. Cutelaba lands a spinning back fist and then just misses an illegal knee as they go to the mat. Cutelaba landing from the top. Cutelaba with a hammerfist and lands more but Teixeira scrambles up and had a standing guillotine but lets go. Teixeira with a left hand to the body. Teixeira with underhooks and lands a knee but they break. Teixeira with a combo. Cutelaba with a spinning back fist. 10-9 Cutelaba.

Both landing punches and Teixeira hurts Cutelaba with a right hand. Teixeira now times for a takedown but Cutelaba defends. They trade and Cutelaba tries again to land an illegal knee but misses. Cutelaba with a groin strike but it isn't called. Teixeira with a combo. Cutelaba lands a right hand. Teixeira with a left hand and then a big combo. Cutelaba tries to land a knee but Teixeira shoves him to the mat and goes into the guard and moves to half-guard and looking to mount. Teixeira gets the mount and landing punches. Cutelaba gives up his back. Teixeira has a rear-naked choke locked in and Cutelaba taps! Big comeback win for Teixeira in a great fight.

Official Result- Glover Teixeira def. Ion Cutelaba by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:37 of Round 2

> Alex Oliveira (20-5-1 2 NC, 9-4 1 NC UFC) vs. Mike Perry (12-4, 5-4 UFC)
Welterweights

Oliveira with a spin kick right off the bat. Oliveira just misses a wheel kick. Oliveira lands a right hand. Perry with a body punch and they clinch. Perry has the body lock but Oliveira defends and breaks. Oliveira with a leg kick. Oliveira gets a brief takedown to get the back. They break. Oliveira lands a right hand. They clinch and Perry lands an elbow as they break. Perry with a right hand. Perry is cut under his left eye. Both land big right hands. Oliveira with a big right hand. Perry ducks under a right hand and grabs the back and lands a big knee and they break. Perry with a leg kick. Oliveira with a right hand. Oliveira with a spinning back fist and Perry lands a flurry against the fence as the round ends. 10-9 Oliveira.

They come out trading to start the second. They clinch for a second and Oliveira lands a short uppercut. Oliveira with a body kick and then lands a combo but then Perry hurts Oliveira with a left hook to the temple and Oliveira goes to the mat. Perry lets him get up. Oliveira with a leg kick. Oliveira with an inside leg kick. Oliveira with an inside kick but Perry picks him up and throws him to the mat and then stumbles away and Oliveira rushes to him. Oliveira with some leg kicks. They trade punches. Perry clips him with a right hand and follows through with the takedown. Perry in the half-guard. Perry with punches from the top. Perry with more big punches from the top and they are huge punches. Perry with a knee to the body and they stand. Oliveira hurts his toe on a kick at the end and is hobbling. 10-9 Perry, 19-19.

They trade kicks and Oliveira has a broken toe on his right foot. Oliveira kicks with his left foot. Perry with a left hand and one to the body. Neither man committing on their punches yet. Oliveira with a right hand. Perry with the jab. Oliveira lands a combo. Perry with a hard left hook that rocks Oliveira. Perry with a right hand. Oliveira missing punches and just misses a back elbow. Perry with a combo against the fence and an uppercut. Oliveira sprints away. Oliveira lands a right hand. Oliveira with a calf kick. Perry lands a right hand. Fun fight. 10-9 Perry, 29-28 Perry.

Official Result- Mike Perry def. Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Greg Hardy (3-1, 0-1 UFC) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (9-2, 0-2 UFC)
Heavyweights

Both missing on their punches in the first minute. Hardy with a right hand. Hardy with a head kick. Smoliakov tries a takedown but its defended and Hardy lands an uppercut. Hardy with a right hand that drops Smoliakov and Hardy gets on top landing punches looking to finish. Hardy with hammerfists and this fight is stopped and Hardy gets the win and the crowd is booing loudly.

Official Result- Greg Hardy def. Dmitrii Smoliakov by TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round 1

> Ronaldo Souza (#4, 26-6 1 NC, 9-3 UFC) vs. Jack Hermansson (#10, 19-4, 6-2 UFC)
Middleweights

Hermansson with a leg kick and misses a flying knee. Hermansson lands a right hand. Souza looks like he's loading up his right hand. They trade right hands. Hermansson with a power leg kick. Souza with a right hand and they briefly clinch but Hermansson breaks with a knee to the body. Souza with some body shots. Hermansson rocks Souza with some short punches and then locks in a guillotine. It is tight but Souza defending. Souza with some back punches and he escapes. Hermansson lands a right hand as they get up. Hermansson has the body lock and looks for a takedown. Souza breaks with a right hand. Hermansson lands a jab. 10-9 Hermansson.

Hermansson with a couple of kicks. Souza lands a left hand. Souza with a combo. They both land right hands. Hermansson lands a combo. Souza with a kick but Hermansson catches it and gets a takedown. Hermansson in the guard of Souza and that is dangerous. Hermansson with punches from the guard on Souza. Hermansson with an elbow from the top. Hermansson with more punches from the top and Souza isn't doing much to escape from the bottom. Souza with little-to-no offense. Hermansson with an elbow. 10-9 Hermansson, 20-18 Hermansson.

Hermansson with a couple of leg kicks. Hermansson shoots for a takedown but Souza defends and lands a body punch on the break. Hermansson with a combo. Souza lands an overhand right as he stuffs a takedown. Souza with a body punch. Hermansson slowing down a little bit. They trade punches. Souza with a left hook. Souza with a left to the body followed by an overhand right and then lands another right hand. Souza landing body shots and Hermansson is starting to feel it. Souza with a big right hand. Souza with another right hand. Souza with another hard right hand. Souza coming on strong this round. 10-9 Souza, 29-28 Hermansson.

Souza may have landed an illegal knee but the knee was off the ground. Hermansson lands an uppercut and is landing big punches that has Souza hurt and now Souza starts landing. Hermansson with a body kick. Souza with a right hand. They trade punches. Souza with a right hand and they clinch for a second. Hermansson with an uppercut. Souza lands a hard right hand. Souza with a body kick. They clinch against the fence. They break and Hermansson with a teet kick to the body. They trade at the end. 10-9 Hermansson, 39-37 Hermansson.

Hermansson comes out swinging as he closes the distance and gets a takedown. Souza gets up and lands a back elbow. They break. Hermansson with a combo. Souza lands a right hand. They trade punches. They trade and Hermansson with short leg kicks. Souza lands a right hand. Souza with a combo and he rips the body. Hermansson ducks under a right hand from Souza and tries a takedown but Souza defends. Souza with an overhand right. Souza with a left hand to the body. Souza hurts Hermansson with a body shot and then lands two right hands. Hermansson lands with an uppercut. They clinch and Souza digs in with hard body punches. Hermansson scores a late takedown and rides it out in the guard. Close final round. 10-9 Hermansson, 49-46 Hermansson.

Official Result- Jack Hermansson def. Ronaldo Souza by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)