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UFC on ESPN+ 22 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official Moraes 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 Moraes 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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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
Broadcast: ESPN+
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Results

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.

Round 2 – Cortez moves forward and pushes Melo against the cage. SHe’s got underhooks and looking for short striking opportunities inside. Quick punches and elbows land. Knees follow. Melo active against the cage, trying to get free, but Cortez is controlling well from the outside. She’s got the body wrapped and is looking for a chance to bring the fight to the floor. Not there. She breaks quickly, but Cortez pushes right back inside. She drags Melo to a knee. Cortez getting her hands clasped behind the back. Still, Melo finding a way to crawl back to her feet and stay upright. She plants a hand on the floor to get downed status, and that allows Cortez to slide up the back. She can’t get the neck, but she’s controlling the body. Crowd wants the fight restarted, but Cortez staying busy enough to keep it there. One minute left, and Cortez isn’t hurting her opponent, but she’s certainly controlling her. Melo is absolutely stifled. Round ends in that position, and it was all Cortez in terms of positioning, and she gets the round, 10-9.

Round 3 – Melo starts firing right away. Cortez engages to start but then pulls away to create some space. As she does, Melo pushes forward and lands with the big right. Another scores. Melo has found her range, and she’s landing clean. Cortez showing a nice chin. Melo with a kick, and Cortez able to grab it and drive the action to the floor. Half-guard from Melo, but she certainly did not want to be here. Cortez happy on top and landing a few short elbows. Crowd restless quickly, wanting their fighter back on the feet. Melo throwing some elbows from her back, but she’s not throwing much of a focus on getting back to her feet. Cortez has the right leg locked down in her opponent’s half-guard, and she’s in complete control. Melo turns a little bit to her hips, but she’s basically flat on her back and trapped. One minute left, and Melo trying to scramble a little bit, but Cortez driving in left hands. Melo grabs it and tries to slow things down, but Cortez grinding away from the top. Short punches landing. Knees to the body in. Cortez stands in the final second and kicks the legs before diving back in with big punches. Solid finish. MMA Junkie gives the round to Cortez, 10-9, and awards her the fight 30-27.

Result: Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Photos: Tracy Cortez vs. Vanessa Melo photos
Records: Tracy Cortez (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Vanessa Melo (10-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Jerin Valel
Judging: Sal D’Amato (30-27), Marcelo Vilhena (30-27), Hallison Pontes, (29-28, giving Cortez rounds 2 and 3)

Isabella de Padua vs. Ariane Lipski

Round 1 – Lipski out quick and starts rifling off punches. Panic for de Padua, and she gets tagged with a big right hand and dropped. Quick start, and de Padua tries to tie things up underneath. She’s in guard, and Lipski trying to posture up. Lipski lands right hands and slips in an elbow or two. Underneath, de Padua tries to control the wrist and threaten from her back. She’s getting her legs up high on the body, but Lipski pulls her arm free and stands, kicking the legs a bit before de Padua jumps back to her feet. Lipski again teeing off with punches, but de Padua slips underneath them and drives forward for a takedown. Much-needed reprieve from de Padua. She’s now landing some strikes from the top. Lipski with guard underneath. She’s looking for options, but de Padua in clear control on top. She’s not doing as much damage as her opponent was, but de Padua was in trouble early. Armbar attempt from Lipski, but it’s not there, and de Padua tees off with punches to close. Tale of two halves there, but MMA Junkie leans toward Lipski, 10-9. Honestly wouldn’t hate a 10-10 there.

Round 2 – Lipski out quickly again with strikes. She’s wailing away with punches. Wisely, de Padua drops down and tries for the takedown. Lipski able to sprawl well, but de Padua drags things to the floor, happily going to her back but taking her opponent with her. Lipski looking for offense, but de Padua is controlling very well from underneath, ensuring she’s not taking a lot of damage. Lipski looking to work past the legs. She slides past the left, and de Padua fires a huge upkick to a clearly grounded Lipski. Referee Fernando Portella steps in immediately, breaking the action and deducting a point, as well. They restart on the floor, and Lipski seems to be clear-headed. Lipski probably would have liked it back on the feet, but she goes to work on top. Underneath, de Padua is trying to look for submission options, and she’s staying active, but she’s just not having any success in getting deep on the attacks. Lipski keeping busy enough with punches, and she tries to advance position, but de Padua gets her legs into an inverted triangle position. She pulls her opponent over, and this looks like it could be tight in the final seconds. Lipski’s left hand moves a bit. Is it a tap? It’s not deemed that way, and the round ends. With the deduction, MMA Junkie gives the round to Lipski, 10-8.

Round 3 – Big punches from Lipski to start. High kick fired, but de Padua pushes right through it and gets the fight to the floor. Lipski on her back but turns her attention to the left leg and is looking for the kneebar. It’s dangerous, but de Padua is able to turn and adjust and relieve the pressure. That forces Lipski to let go, and she has to drop to guard. Top position for de Padua. She lands a few short strikes from the dominant spot. Lipski sits out and is trying to sneak out the back door. As she moves, de Padua tries to squeeze and attack and keep things in place, but Lipski is slick with her escape. She’s out, and de Padua trying to turn and grab the neck, but it’s not there, so she lets go and settles on her back. Lipski on top, and she’s landing a couple short punches, but nothing too special. One minute left. Big right from Lipski. Legs high for de Padua, and Lipski wisely sits up to get out of the triangle. Grinding affair until the end. Lipski controlling, but de Padua as tough as they come. MMA Junkie gives the final round to de Padua, 10-9, but awards the fight to Lipski, 29-27.

Result: Ariane Lipski def. Isabella de Padua via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Photos: Ariane Lipski vs. Isabella de Padua photos
Records: Isabella de Padua (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Ariane Lipski (12-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Fernando Portella
Judging: Chris Lee (30-26), Hallison Pontes (30-26), Guilherme Bravo (29-27, giving Lipski rounds 1 and 2)

Renan Barao vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

Round 1 – Silva de Andrade takes the center after a touch of gloves. Barao shifting on the outside and misses a few kicks. Silva de Andrade leaps forward with heavy punches. Barao looking to move and kick, but Silva de Andrade lands a crisp right down the middle. Big right for Silva de Andrade. Barao’s right eye already reddened a bit. He lands a nice low kick. Silva de Andrade loading up on punches, but Barao moving well and answers back. The low kicks still working well for Barao, and he slips under a punch and takes the action to the canvas. Nice work there. Half-guard for Silva de Andrade. Barao locked down on the right leg, and they’re exchanging punches on the floor. Quick restart from Osiris Maia. Questionable. Ninety seconds left. Silva de Andrade rushes forward with punches and lands clean. Barao seems to buckle briefly. They clinch, and knees are traded inside. Barao slips away, and Silva de Andrade takes a deep breath. Big left for Silva de Andrade. Spinning kick lands to the body. Barao answering back and lands a left. Barao crafty, but Silva de Andrade the more powerful man. MMA Junkie leans toward Silva de Andrade, 10-9. Close.

Round 2 – Barao’s face shows the wear of the first. Still, he moves out and is looking to strike. He’s mixing in punches and kicks from range. Kick seems to land to Silva de Andrade’s groin, but we fight on. Silva de Andrade pressing forward and launching huge punches. He fires a big left to the body, but Barao walks through it and grabs the takedown early in the frame. Silva de Andrade in full guard. He’s wrapping the head from underneath. Barao rattles off short punches to the body to keep the position. Silva de Andrade trying for the restart, but Barao staying just busy enough. Or not. Another questionable stand-up from Maia. Less than two minutes remain. Silva de Andrade throwing hard, and Barao pushes through them to try again for the takedown. Silva de Andrade defending well against the cage. Barao has a big cut above the left eye, and Maia brings in the doctor to take a look. It’s on the eyelid, but we carry on. Restart with less than a minute. Silva de Andrade high kick blocked. Left hand lands. Barao throwing back. Fun finish to the round. Close again, but MMA Junkie leans toward Barao, 10-9.

Round 3 – Silva de Andrade gets to the center, and he lands two big punches right away. Uppercut scores. Straight lands. Silva de Andrade scoring big. Barao shoots for a takedown and gets Silva de Andrade off-balance but can’t get him all the way to the floor. Big right for Silva de Andrade. Barao staggers a little. Silva de Andrade spinning backfist blocked. Silva de Andrade takes a few deep breaths, but he’s throwing everything at 100 percent. Silva de Andrade with an uppercut, and he defends a takedown attempt wth ease. Barao desperate for the takedown, but it’s not there. He’s exhausted late in the round. Big elbow for Silva de Andrade. Barao stumbles but stays up. Big shot to the body for Silva de Andrade. Barao is fading. Silva de Andrade lands again to the body. Barao’s face busted up. He shoots again, but Silva de Andrade turns it aside with ease. Silva de Andrade continues to dig to the body with that menacing left hand. It’s one-way traffic in the final minute. Barao tough, but Silva de Andrade is destructive with his work. Round ends, and MMA Junkie gives it to Silva de Andrade, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28. Could be a 10-8 in final round.

Result: Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Photos: Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Renan Barao photos
Records: Renan Barao (34-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC), Douglas Silva de Andrade (26-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Osiris Maia
Judging: Sal D’Amato (30-27), Marcelo Vilhena (30-27), Guilherme Bravo (30-26, giving a 10-8 in round 3)

Warlley Alves vs. Randy Brown

Round 1 – Brown not interested in touching gloves. He pushes forward but can’t keep range, and Alves is able to drive through him and push him to the floor. Fight is instantly on the ground. Brown controlling the wrists underneath and looking for options. Alves battling well to pull free and maintain his top position. Brown gets the foot on the hip and creates some space but can’t quite get to his feet. He wants to scramble up and turns to his knees. Alves tries to take the back, but Brown wisely controls the wrist and spring up to the feet. They work in the clinch against the cage. Alves happy to stay there and lands another beautiful toss to the floor. Brown again alert and tries to rise. Alves gets tot he back and works the left arm around the chin. He’s torquing the head. Brown defending, but Alves switches to the right arm. Brown is in trouble, but he shows incredible defense and is able to peel the arm away and turn inside, taking top position before moving to his feet. That was impressive. Brown stays in the clinch and lands a short elbow. Brown with a surprising throw to close the round. Fun stuff. MMA Junkie gives it to Alves, 10-9.

Round 2 – Quick start for Brown. Alves complains of a low blow, but we carry on, and Brown lands a flying knee, albeit a glancing blow. Brown continues to attack and slips, and Alves happily jumps on top. Brown surprises him with a triangle choke. The long legs are around and in place. Alves calm as he tries to defend, but Brown continues to adjust and sinks it in tighter. Alves is trapped and has to tap. Big result for Brown.

Result: Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:22
Photos: Randy Brown vs. Warlley Alves photos
Records: Warlley Alves (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC), Randy Brown (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Kevin MacDonald

Bobby Green vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round 1 – Green throws out some feints before sticking a jab and slipping. He throws a front kick to the body. Trinaldo in the center, and Green trying to feint and draw him out. Trinaldo has the power, Green has the speed. Big punches traded, but Trinaldo gets inside after a left hand and throws his opponent to the floor. Green wants a kimura, but Trinaldo rolls through it and spins. Trinaldo locks in a guillotine and falls to his back. Green looks like he’s trapped, but he keeps enough space to breathe and then pops his head free. Tough moments for Green, but he’s survived. Trinaldo working to rise, but Green controlling well from the front. Big knee to the chest for Green. Risky, but it was legal to his kneeling opponent. Trinaldo pushed back to a seated position, but Green pulls him off the fence and to the floor. Green briefly looks for the kimura grip again. Trinaldo powers his way to the feet and lifts his opponent high in the air and slams him to the floor, but Green shows incredible awareness in scrambling immediately to top position. Round ends there. Incredibly close. MMA Junkie leans toward Green, 10-9.

Round 2 – Green comes out working the jab, but Trinaldo answering back with heavy shots. He lands a few calf kicks, but Green shakes them off. Trinaldo flashes out the high kick, but it just misses, and Green starting to taunt a little bit. Green moving well and forcing Trinaldo to stay busy. Still, Green not flashing out much offense right now. Very moderate pace to the round. Green doing well slipping and moving, but he’s not bringing much offense back in return. Trinaldo the one moving forward. High kick misses. Low kick lands, but Green says it’s nothing. Green with quick punches down the middle, but Trinaldo lands the big low kick again. Green did well there, but MMA Junkie leans toward Trinaldo, 10-9.

Round 3 – Trinaldo to the center, and Green is again feinting and teasing the moves. Trinaldo swings back with power. Trinaldo wants to trade in tight, and he throws everything hard. Still, Green moving well, slipping the strikes and trying to counter back. He’s just not doing enough in reply. Green moves so well when he slips, but it’s a dangerous game. Green with a nice right hand, and he catches a high kick and drives the action to the floor. Trinaldo looks to stand very quickly. He presses the action to the fence, but Green did grab the neck as he stood. He can’t quite secure the neck, but a beautiful scramble sees Green hit the switch and drive through for the double. Trinaldo tries to grab the neck as he moves to this feet. Green defends well and tries to separate, falling back as he does but rolling up to his feet. One minute left. Trinaldo with a nice left hand. Green with two punches and slips the reply. Green ducks in but doesn’t get it. They trade at the end. MMA Junkie gives it to Green, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28. Scores could be interesting, though.

Result: Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Photos: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Bobby Green photos
Records: Bobby Green (24-10-1 MMA, 5-5-1 UFC), Francisco Trinaldo (24-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Eduardo Herdy
Judging: Sal D’Amato (30-27), Marcelo Vilhina (29-28, giving Trinaldo rounds 2 and 3), Guilherme Bravo (29-28, giving Trinaldo rounds 2 and 3)

Eduardo Garagorri vs. Ricardo Ramos

Round 1 – Ramos light on his feet to open, bouncing in and out of range with ease. Garagorri is moving well, though, and he’s staying in front of his opponent, keeping him lined up in the pocket. Low kicks traded, and Ramos fakes a takedown, then throws two straight punches. Ramos moving very well, but he needs to get the volume going. He slips a big right hand and gets inside on the takedown, moving the action to the floor. Ramos with a nice knee to the chest, but Garagorri refuses to stay on the floor, muscling his way back to his feet quickly. Ramos again slips under a punch and is able to wrap the body and bring the action to the canvas. He’s on the back and looking for the choke, but Garagorri moves up to the feet. It doesn’t matter, because Ramos is firm on the back and has the choke in place. He keeps the squeeze, and Garagorri falls to the canvas and offers up a meek tap before he goes to sleep.

Result: Ricardo Ramos def. Eduardo Garagorri via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:57
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Records: Eduardo Garagorri (13-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Ricardo Ramos (14-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Camila Albuquerque

James Krause vs. Sergio Moraes

Round 1 – Moraes wastes little time shooting inside, and he takes the fight to the floor immediately and is in side control. Krause keeping his arms in tight, not offering up the limbs. Moraes keeping the shoulder pressure high from side control. Referee Fernando Portella calling for action. Krause smart to stay patient. Moraes finally starts to move, and Krause spins to escape. Moraes scrambles to take the back, but Krause with a perfectly timed spin inside, and now he’s on top. Excellent work from Krause to get out of a terrible position. Moraes holding tight from underneath. Krause covers up the nose and mouth, and Moraes lets it go, allowing Krause to scramble back to his feet with 90 seconds left. Krause attacking the leg with calf kicks. Moraes looks a little shaky on it. Krause digs to the body. Nice left hand lands from Moraes. Wild punches, but they land. Moraes shoots from distance. Krause defends well against the cage, and the round ends there. MMA Junkie gives it to Krause, 10-9.

Round 2 – Krause pumping out the jab, but Moraes is firing his unorthodox shots in reply. They’re wild, but they are often effective. Moraes thinks takedown, but it’s not there. Krause walking forward and looking to strike but being very careful with his distance. Krause with straight punches landing. He digs to the body, as well. Off-balance Moraes tumbles to the floor, but Krause declines to follow. Moraes hurt, but that’s understandable. Krause with a left to the body, and Moraes falls willingly to his back. Krause passes again. Crowd doesn’t like it, but no reason to go to the floor. Krause picking his shots, including work to the body. Moraes walking away. He’s tired, and he’s turning his back. Moraes is fading badly. Krause with a clean uppercut. Moraes goes to the floor. We’re late in the round, so Krause does go there. Round ends before either man can capitalize. MMA Junkie gives it to Krause, 10-8.

Round 3 – Krause just patiently walking forward and picking Moraes apart. Low kick lands. Punches being throw with accuracy. Krause careful to avoid Moraes’ wild punches. He still has some power. It’s just methodical work for Krause. He’s finding the jab, looking for the right behind it. Moraes at least throwing a few punches in reply, but nothing there. Moraes flops to the floor on a missed takedown attempt and then lays flat, asking Krause to follow. Not happening. Moraes crawls back up. He’s exhausted. Krause very intelligent in his approach. Moraes again goes willingly to the floor. Krause doesn’t want it. Final minute, and Krause finds a home for a big right hand. Moraes crashes to the floor, and this is over on a hammerfist. Nice work from Krause.

Result: James Krause def. Sergio Moraes via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 4:19
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Records: James Krause (27-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC), Sergio Moraes (14-6-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Fernando Portella

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
Broadcast: ESPN+
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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
Broadcast: ESPN+
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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
Broadcast: ESPN+
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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
Broadcast: ESPN+
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