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Wednesday, 06/18/2014, 06:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event.

Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41″ in Berlin, where he earned a dominant first-round submission victory over Mark Munoz. Prior to that, “The Dreamcatcher” was coming off a unanimous decision loss to former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s (20-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) most recent octagon appearance came at “UFC Fight Night 36″ in Brazil, where he earned a unanimous decision win over Francis Carmont. Prior to his victory over Carmont, the former Strikeforce champion was coming off a TKO victory over former middleweight #1 contender Yushin Okami.

UFC 176 takes place August 2 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view, following the prelims which show on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight featuring champion Jose Aldo taking on challenger Chad Mendes for a second time.

Who do you have winning this middleweight showdown? Sound off Penn Nation!

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