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Wednesday, 11/20/2013, 07:32 am

‘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.




4 Comments to ‘Jacare’ Souza’s Next Opponent Announced – Bout With Francis Carmont To Co-Main Event UFC Fight Night 36

  1. vince says:

    dana white muust really be hating Tristar right now, bad matchup for carmont he gonna get served!!! f”#$ roidy and carmont. i feel bad for gsp but still think it was a bs decision and he acted like a BOY on te post fight interview, brain dead or not he lost but he still a warrior

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Hopefully shortly after Carmont gets his ass beat, he gets cut

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