The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to network television on Saturday night with UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte.
The main event of UFC on FOX 27 features a top ten matchup in the middleweight division with No. 3 Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. No. 8 Derek Brunson.
It’s a rematch between the two, with Souza earning a 41 second knockout when they first met back in 2012 under the Strikeforce banner.
Souza (24-5, 1 NC) is looking to bounce back from a loss to current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker last spring. Prior to his loss to Whittaker, Jacare was on a two-fight winning streak and had victories in 10 of his last 11 bouts.
Brunson (18-5), meanwhile, enters the fight on a two-fight winning streak with his most recent outing earning a Performance of the Night bonus after scoring a knockout over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in under three minutes.
In the co-main event, No. 11-ranked featherweight Dennis Bermudez faces Andre Fili.
The main card is rounded out by a lightweight bout between Jordan Rinaldi and Gregor Gillespie, along with a welterweight scrap between Drew Dober and Frank Camacho.
All of the information you need to tune into Saturday night’s event can be seen below:
Date: Saturday, Jan. 27
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Venue: Spectrum Center
TV Info: FOX, FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass
Live Stream: Stream 1 (Early Prelims) | Stream 2 (FS1) | Stream 2 (Main Card) | Stream 4 (Main Card)
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Ronaldo Souza (186) vs. Derek Brunson (185)
- Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Andre Fili (146)
- Gregor Gillespie (155) vs. Jordan Rinaldi (155)
- Frank Camacho (169) vs. Drew Dober (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Bobby Green (156) vs. Erik Koch (155)
- Mirsad Bektic (145) vs. Godofredo Pepey (145)
- Mara Romero Borella (125) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (125)
- Juliana Lima (116) vs. Randa Markos (116)
- Justine Kish (125) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (125)
- Vinc Pichel (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- Niko Price (170) vs. George Sullivan (170)
- Austin Arnett (146) vs. Cory Sandhagen (146)