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+.
Above is video of the event’s post-fight press conference (courtesy of the UFC) which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Jacare and Hermansson.
ESPN+ Main Card
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Jack Hermansson
Greg Hardy vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov
Alex Oliveira vs. Mike Perry
Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cutelaba
John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Thomas Gifford
ESPN Preliminary Card
Ben Saunders vs. Takashi Sato
Andrei Arlovski vs. Augusto Sakai
Carla Esparza vs. Virna Jandiroba
Gilbert Burns vs. Mike Davis
ESPN 2 Preliminary Card
Jim Miller vs. Jason Gonzalez
Angela Hill vs. Jodie Esquibel
Court McGee vs. Dhiego Lima
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