Ginasio do Ibirapuera Paraíso in Sao Paulo, Brazil was home to a very mediocre night of fights. The card saw two (T)KOs, two submissions and eight decisions, including one split-decision and one split-draw.
The card was punctuated by lots of decisions, eight of them to be exact, with several being real slogs to watch. The main event was the biggest slog of all, a boring affair with not much action outside the fifth round where Blachowicz managed to score a flash knockdown on Jacare. Fans and media were not short on barbs when describing the bout and/or event as a whole:
Somewhere there is a dude on the internet pretending this UFC main event is entertaining.— Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) November 17, 2019
This fight sucked.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) November 17, 2019
A clinic in how to take yourself out of title contention.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 17, 2019
This card should have been called UFC: Ambien #UFCSP— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) November 17, 2019
The highlights the UFC tweeted for the main event were the glove touch and the final horn and that's an accurate assessment of the fight. #UFCSP— Trent Reinsmith (@TrentReinsmith) November 17, 2019
Hill I will die on: I'd rewatch Woodley/Maia over Souza/Blachowicz. #UFCSaoPaulo— Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) November 17, 2019
Performances of the Night: Randy Brown, Ricardo Ramos. James Krause, and Charles Oliveira
Randy Brown (R2 triangle), Ricardo Ramos (R1 RNC). James Krause (R3 KO), and Charles Oliveira (R1 KO) were all victorious via stoppage and all four men would take home $50,000 bonuses for their efforts.
$50k for all!#UFCSP pic.twitter.com/jal6cmUQoB— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2019
Fight of the Night: Zero. Zip. Zilch.
Tracy Cortez, Ariane Lipski, Douglas Silva de Andrade, Francisco Trinaldo, Wellington Turman, Andre Muniz, and Jan Blachowicz all notched decision victories tonight, while Paul Craig and Shogun battled to a split-draw, but none of these contests warranted a bonus in the eyes of the brass.
Announced Attendance: 10,344