On Saturday, April 27, the UFC hosted its eighth event on ESPN+ from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.

In the night’s main event, Brazilian submission specialist Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza took on late-notice opponent Jack Hermansson. Souza was originally tabbed to rematch Cuba’s Yoel Romero, but the wrestler was diagnosed with pneumonia and pulled from the card. Jacare is coming off a third-round knockout victory of former champion Chris Weidman in his last outing. Sweden’s Hermansson competes for the second time in the month, having submitted David Branch in less than a round.

After a five-round battle, Hermansson took all three scorecards.

Jack Hermansson def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Greg Hardy def. Dmitrii Smoliakov by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:15
Mike Perry def. Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Glover Teixeira def. Ion Cutelaba by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:37
Cory Sandhagen def. John Lineker by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roosevelt Roberts def. Thomas Gifford by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Takashi Sato def. Ben Saunders by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:18
Augusto Sakai def. Andrei Arlovski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Carla Esparza def. Virna Jandiroba by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Gilbert Burns def. Mike Davis by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:15
Jim Miller def. Jason Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:12
Angela Hill def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Dhiego Lima def. Court McGee by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

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Dan Kuhl has been following MMA since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a decorated black belt. Dan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management and a B.S. in Horticulture. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner.

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