On Saturday, April 27, the UFC will host 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 takes 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.

The 13-fight event kicks off with three preliminary-card bouts airing live on ESPN 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, with the six-fight main card starting at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+.



The fighters hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26. Video of the action (courtesy of the UFC) appears above, while the results will be posted below as they become available.

ESPN+ Main Card
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)
Greg Hardy (264.5) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (262)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Mike Perry (171)
Glover Teixeira (205.5) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205)
John Lineker (135) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135)
Roosevelt Roberts (155) vs. Thomas Gifford (156)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Ben Saunders (170.5) vs. Takashi Sato (170.5)
Andrei Arlovski (247) vs. Augusto Sakai (264)
Carla Esparza (115) vs. Virna Jandiroba (115.5)
Gilbert Burns () vs. Mike Davis (155)
ESPN 2 Preliminary Card
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Jason Gonzalez (156)
Angela Hill (115.5) vs. Jodie Esquibel (116)
Court McGee (170.5) vs. Dhiego Lima (171)

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