UFC president Dana White confirmed the booking to ESPN. UFC Fight Night 164 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 16 and airs on ESPN+.
A former Strikeforce middleweight champion, “Jacare” has alternated wins and losses of the course of his last six UFC appearances. Most recently, he dropped a five-round verdict in an upset loss to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 150 on April 27.
Blachowicz recently lobbied for a title shot against Jon Jones, but that did not come to fruition. Nonetheless, the 36-year-old Pole has won five of his last six UFC contests at 205 pounds. In his last appearance, he welcomed Luke Rockhold to the division with a second-round knockout at UFC 239.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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