UFC on ESPN+ 22 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).

The event takes place at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo. The card streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) takes on longtime 185-pound standout Ronaldo Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC), who is moving to light heavyweight for the first time. In the co-feature, Paul Craig (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) travels into hostile territory to take on former light heavyweight champion and longtime fan favorite Mauricio Rua (26-11 MMA, 10-9 UFC).

Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 5 p.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 8 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC on ESPN+ 22 discussion thread.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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Current Fight

Round 1 – Silva de Andrade takes the center after a touch of gloves. Barao shifting on the outside and misses a few kicks. Silva de Andrade leaps forward with heavy punches. Barao looking to move and kick, but Silva de Andrade lands a crisp right down the middle. Big right for Silva de Andrade. Barao’s right eye already reddened a bit. He lands a nice low kick. Silva de Andrade loading up on punches, but Barao moving well and answers back. The low kicks still working well for Barao, and he slips under a punch and takes the action to the canvas. Nice work there. Half-guard for Silva de Andrade. Barao locked down on the right leg, and they’re exchanging punches on the floor. Quick restart from Osiris Maia. Questionable. Ninety seconds left. Silva de Andrade rushes forward with punches and lands clean. Barao seems to buckle briefly. They clinch, and knees are traded inside. Barao slips away, and Silva de Andrade takes a deep breath. Big left for Silva de Andrade. Spinning kick lands to the body. Barao answering back and lands a left. Barao crafty, but Silva de Andrade the more powerful man. MMA Junkie leans toward Silva de Andrade, 10-9. Close.

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Records: Renan Barao (34-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC), Douglas Silva de Andrade (25-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC)
Division: Featherweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Osiris Maia
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Results

Round 1 – Cortez switching stances and fires a straight punch and a front kick, but Melo stays in the pocket and fires right back. Cortez moving well and firing off the kicks, but Melo is countering well over the top. Cortez going to have to decide if she wants to stick with it. Melo in the center, and both women firing big punches. Cortez slips on a high kick but is able to pop back up. Melo again take the center, but Cortez with a crisp pair of punches that score. Big right lands again. Cortez ducks in for a takedown but backs away rather quickly. Still, the punches are flowing well. Melo finds a home for a big left hook. Cortez again teases a move inside, but she’s clipped on the way in. Both fighters continue to just tee off on the feet. Cortez continues to move well and find her punches. Melo swinging back, but not quite as frequently. Round ends, and MMA Junkie gives it to Cortez, 10-9.

Round 2 – Cortez moves forward and pushes Melo against the cage. SHe’s got underhooks and looking for short striking opportunities inside. Quick punches and elbows land. Knees follow. Melo active against the cage, trying to get free, but Cortez is controlling well from the outside. She’s got the body wrapped and is looking for a chance to bring the fight to the floor. Not there. She breaks quickly, but Cortez pushes right back inside. She drags Melo to a knee. Cortez getting her hands clasped behind the back. Still, Melo finding a way to crawl back to her feet and stay upright. She plants a hand on the floor to get downed status, and that allows Cortez to slide up the back. She can’t get the neck, but she’s controlling the body. Crowd wants the fight restarted, but Cortez staying busy enough to keep it there. One minute left, and Cortez isn’t hurting her opponent, but she’s certainly controlling her. Melo is absolutely stifled. Round ends in that position, and it was all Cortez in terms of positioning, and she gets the round, 10-9.

Round 3 – Melo starts firing right away. Cortez engages to start but then pulls away to create some space. As she does, Melo pushes forward and lands with the big right. Another scores. Melo has found her range, and she’s landing clean. Cortez showing a nice chin. Melo with a kick, and Cortez able to grab it and drive the action to the floor. Half-guard from Melo, but she certainly did not want to be here. Cortez happy on top and landing a few short elbows. Crowd restless quickly, wanting their fighter back on the feet. Melo throwing some elbows from her back, but she’s not throwing much of a focus on getting back to her feet. Cortez has the right leg locked down in her opponent’s half-guard, and she’s in complete control. Melo turns a little bit to her hips, but she’s basically flat on her back and trapped. One minute left, and Melo trying to scramble a little bit, but Cortez driving in left hands. Melo grabs it and tries to slow things down, but Cortez grinding away from the top. Short punches landing. Knees to the body in. Cortez stands in the final second and kicks the legs before diving back in with big punches. Solid finish. MMA Junkie gives the round to Cortez, 10-9, and awards her the fight 30-27.

Result: Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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Records: Tracy Cortez (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Vanessa Melo (10-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Jerin Valel
Judging: Sal D’Amato (30-27), Marcelo Vilhena (30-27), Hallison Pontes, (29-28, giving Cortez rounds 2 and 3)

Round 1 – Lipski out quick and starts rifling off punches. Panic for de Padua, and she gets tagged with a big right hand and dropped. Quick start, and de Padua tries to tie things up underneath. She’s in guard, and Lipski trying to posture up. Lipski lands right hands and slips in an elbow or two. Underneath, de Padua tries to control the wrist and threaten from her back. She’s getting her legs up high on the body, but Lipski pulls her arm free and stands, kicking the legs a bit before de Padua jumps back to her feet. Lipski again teeing off with punches, but de Padua slips underneath them and drives forward for a takedown. Much-needed reprieve from de Padua. She’s now landing some strikes from the top. Lipski with guard underneath. She’s looking for options, but de Padua in clear control on top. She’s not doing as much damage as her opponent was, but de Padua was in trouble early. Armbar attempt from Lipski, but it’s not there, and de Padua tees off with punches to close. Tale of two halves there, but MMA Junkie leans toward Lipski, 10-9. Honestly wouldn’t hate a 10-10 there.

Round 2 – Lipski out quickly again with strikes. She’s wailing away with punches. Wisely, de Padua drops down and tries for the takedown. Lipski able to sprawl well, but de Padua drags things to the floor, happily going to her back but taking her opponent with her. Lipski looking for offense, but de Padua is controlling very well from underneath, ensuring she’s not taking a lot of damage. Lipski looking to work past the legs. She slides past the left, and de Padua fires a huge upkick to a clearly grounded Lipski. Referee Fernando Portella steps in immediately, breaking the action and deducting a point, as well. They restart on the floor, and Lipski seems to be clear-headed. Lipski probably would have liked it back on the feet, but she goes to work on top. Underneath, de Padua is trying to look for submission options, and she’s staying active, but she’s just not having any success in getting deep on the attacks. Lipski keeping busy enough with punches, and she tries to advance position, but de Padua gets her legs into an inverted triangle position. She pulls her opponent over, and this looks like it could be tight in the final seconds. Lipski’s left hand moves a bit. Is it a tap? It’s not deemed that way, and the round ends. With the deduction, MMA Junkie gives the round to Lipski, 10-8.

Round 3 – Big punches from Lipski to start. High kick fired, but de Padua pushes right through it and gets the fight to the floor. Lipski on her back but turns her attention to the left leg and is looking for the kneebar. It’s dangerous, but de Padua is able to turn and adjust and relieve the pressure. That forces Lipski to let go, and she has to drop to guard. Top position for de Padua. She lands a few short strikes from the dominant spot. Lipski sits out and is trying to sneak out the back door. As she moves, de Padua tries to squeeze and attack and keep things in place, but Lipski is slick with her escape. She’s out, and de Padua trying to turn and grab the neck, but it’s not there, so she lets go and settles on her back. Lipski on top, and she’s landing a couple short punches, but nothing too special. One minute left. Big right from Lipski. Legs high for de Padua, and Lipski wisely sits up to get out of the triangle. Grinding affair until the end. Lipski controlling, but de Padua as tough as they come. MMA Junkie gives the final round to de Padua, 10-9, but awards the fight to Lipski, 29-27.

Result: Ariane Lipski def. Isabella de Padua via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
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Records: Isabella de Padua (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Ariane Lipski (12-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Broadcast: ESPN+
Referee: Fernando Portella
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Records: Warlley Alves (13-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), Randy Brown (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
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Records: Bobby Green (24-9-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC), Francisco Trinaldo (23-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
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Records: Eduardo Garagorri (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Ricardo Ramos (13-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC)
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Records: James Krause (26-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC), Sergio Moraes (14-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC)
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Records: Markus Perez (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Wellington Turman (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
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Records: Antonio Arroyo (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Andre Muniz (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Division: Middleweight
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Records: Jared Gordon (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Charles Oliveira (27-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC)
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: Oliveira No. 13
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Records: Paul Craig (12-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC), Mauricio Rua (26-11 MMA, 10-9 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Rua No. 13
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Records: Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC), Ronaldo Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC)
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: Blachowicz No. 15
Broadcast: ESPN+
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