This is the UFC on FOX 24 live blog for Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker, a middleweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Souza, who has won 10 of his last 11 fights, will face Whittaker, who is on a six-fight winning streak, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FOX 24 live blog below.
Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee. Jacare comes out and takes the center of the octagon but Whittaker is moving. Not a lot of action so far. Jacare shotos and is quickly stuffed. They’re back to range and Whittaker is firing off a crisp jab. Jacare throws a wheel kick that misses but he closes the distance and forces Whittaker up against the fence in a clinch. Jacare changes levels and kind of gets a takedown but there’s a funky scramble and Whittaker gets back to his feet. It’s only for a moment though as Jacare gets a cleaner takedown but Whittaker gets to the fence. Jacare is on the back but Whittaker shakes him off and they’re back at range. The two come together and Whittaker lands a left hand that knocks an off balance Jacare over. Whittaker is definitely winning the striking exchanges. Looks like their hands are at two different speeds. Jacare starting to throw big power shots but not landing much. Whittaker is just refusing to allow the clinch. Lands a good head body combination. The round ends with Whittaker pressing forward. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Whittaker.
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