Jan Blachowicz vs Ronaldo Souza Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 163 Picks
November 15, 2019
A Light Heavyweight UFC bout featuring Jan Błachowicz (24-8-0) and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (26-7-0, 1NC) is the main event at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday night.
Błachowicz last fought in July, when the 36 year-old Polish fighter defied the UFC betting odds as slight underdog going into the fight by taking out the American Luke Rockhold with a second round KO. By way of reference, Rockhold defeated Jacaré by Unanimous Decision way back in 2011 at Middleweight.
‘Jacaré’ Souza comes into this fight on the back of a Unanimous Decision loss to Sweden’s Jack “The Joker” Hermansson in the Middleweight division in April. The Brazilian, who will be 40 in December, is moving up a division here and that’s not a move that has always worked out well for other veteran fighters.
Betting Odds - Winner
- Jan Blachowicz to win at -200 (1.50) $200 Free Bet
- Ronaldo Souza to win at +170 (2.70) $200 Free Bet
- Jan Blachowicz to win at -200 (1.50) $250 Free Bet
- Ronaldo Souza to win at +165 (2.65) $250 Free Bet
- Jan Blachowicz to win at -188 (1.53) $250 Free Bet
- Ronaldo Souza to win at +150 (2.50) $250 Free Bet
- Jan Blachowicz to win at -208 (1.48) $200 Free Bet
- Ronaldo Souza to win at +155 (2.55) $200 Free Bet
Jan Blachowicz vs Ronaldo Souza Betting Lines & Pick
Ronaldo Souza is a decent counter-puncher, strong in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and will have the backing of the crowd, of course. However, he’s been hurt in his last three fights and the years are beginning to catch up with him. With the step-up in weight, he might struggle in the latter stages of the fight with his cardio.
Jan Błachowicz isn’t really among the elite fighters at Light Heavyweight, but he should have the physical edge if he can start to silence the crowd and get through the opening couple of rounds. His jab and kickboxing should see him taking control as the fight progresses, making him our UFC Fight Night pick here.
UFC Fight Night Pick: Fight Result – Jan Błachowicz to Win @ -200 (1.50) with 888Sport