UFC on ESPN+ 22 play-by-play and live results

UFC on ESPN+ 22 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. The card streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) takes on longtime 185-pound standout Ronaldo Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC), who is moving to light heavyweight for the first time. In the co-feature, Paul Craig (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) travels into hostile territory to take on former light heavyweight champion and longtime fan favorite Mauricio Rua (26-11 MMA, 10-9 UFC).

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 5 p.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 8 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN+ 22 discussion thread.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Tracy Cortez vs. Vanessa Melo

Round 1 – Cortez switching stances and fires a straight punch and a front kick, but Melo stays in the pocket and fires right back. Cortez moving well and firing off the kicks, but Melo is countering well over the top. Cortez going to have to decide if she wants to stick with it. Melo in the center, and both women firing big punches. Cortez slips on a high kick but is able to pop back up. Melo again take the center, but Cortez with a crisp pair of punches that score. Big right lands again. Cortez ducks in for a takedown but backs away rather quickly. Still, the punches are flowing well. Melo finds a home for a big left hook. Cortez again teases a move inside, but she’s clipped on the way in. Both fighters continue to just tee off on the feet. Cortez continues to move well and find her punches. Melo swinging back, but not quite as frequently. Round ends, and MMA Junkie gives it to Cortez, 10-9.

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Records: Tracy Cortez (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Vanessa Melo (10-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

Division: Women’s bantamweight

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Isabella de Padua vs. Ariane Lipski

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Records: Isabella de Padua (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ariane Lipski (11-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC)

Division: Women’s flyweight

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Renan Barao vs. Douglas de Andrade

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Records: Renan Barao (34-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC), Douglas de Andrade (25-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC)

Division: Featherweight

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Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown

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Records: Warlley Alves (13-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), Randy Brown (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC)

Division: Welterweight

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Bobby Green vs. Francisco Trinaldo

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Records: Bobby Green (24-9-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC), Francisco Trinaldo (23-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

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Eduardo Garagorri vs. Ricardo Ramos

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Records: Eduardo Garagorri (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Ricardo Ramos (13-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC)

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James Krause vs. Sergio Moraes

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Records: James Krause (26-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC), Sergio Moraes (14-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC)

Division: Welterweight

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Markus Perez vs. Wellington Turman

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Records: Markus Perez (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Wellington Turman (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

Division: Middleweight

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Antonio Arroyo vs. Andre Muniz

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Records: Antonio Arroyo (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Andre Muniz (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC)

Division: Middleweight

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Jared Gordon vs. Charles Oliveira

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Records: Jared Gordon (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Charles Oliveira (27-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC)

Division: Lightweight

Rankings: Oliveira No. 13

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Paul Craig vs. Mauricio Rua

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Records: Paul Craig (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), Mauricio Rua (26-11 MMA, 10-9 UFC)

Division: Light heavyweight

Rankings: Rua No. 13

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Jan Blachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza

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Records: Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC), Ronaldo Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC)

Division: Light heavyweight

Rankings: Blachowicz No. 15

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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