‘Jacare’ Souza’s Next Opponent Announced – Bout With Francis Carmont To Co-Main Event UFC Fight Night 36
A newly announced middleweight matchup has clear title implications, and it’s heading to UFC Fight Night 36.
Former Strikeforce¬†champ and all-around scary dude, Ronaldo¬†“Jacare” Souza will collide with Francis Carmont¬†in the co-headliner of the event, which will take place February 15th, out of Jaragua¬†do Sul, Brazil. Promotion officials announced the bout today.
The card will be headlined by another critical matchup in the division, as Lyoto¬†Machida¬†and Gegard¬†Mousasi¬†collide in a highly anticipated match-up. The event’s main card will air live on FOX Sports 1 (not Fox Sports 2, as originally planned).
Souza will be returning to the octagon after an incredibly impressive performance at September’s UFC Fight Night 32, where he earned a first-round knockout against onetime middleweight challenger, Yushin¬†Okami.
Francis Carmont¬†(who is a training partner of welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre) is currently riding a 6-fight UFC win streak, his most recent win coming by way of unanimous decision against Costa Phillippou.
The winner of this showdown will be positioned to make a possible run at the championship, sometime in the coming year.