Archive: Jacare Souza

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Jan 22, 2015 7:27 pm

Anderson Silva: I’m Disappointed in Jacare and Machida

Anderson Silva has always been firm in his stance when it comes to the potential of fighting training partners Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza. He once stated that he would rather give up fighting than step into the octagon with Lyoto Machida. Machida, on the other hand, has changed his view on the subject and...

Nov 20, 2014 5:05 am

Rockhold signs 8-fight deal, promised ‘Big Fight’

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is coming off a 2nd round submission win over Michael Bisping earlier this month in Sydney. Rockhold revealed on UFC Tonight that he just signed a new 8-fight win streak with the UFC, and has been promised a “big fight” for his next bout. Rockhold is ranked #5 on the UFC’s...

Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Dana White discusses Luke Rockhold’s ranking

Earlier this month the UFC traveled to Sydney Australia where Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold fought in the main event. Rockhold ultimately finished Bisping in the second round of the bout with a one-arm guillotine choke. UFC President Dana White spoke to UFC.com on their weekly podcast, ‘The Download’ to discuss Rockhold’s ranking in a...


Nov 10, 2014 3:16 pm

Rockhold Unhappy Being Behind Jacare In UFC Rankings

After Luke Rockhold submitted Michael Bisping this past Friday at UFC Fight Night Sydney, he cemented his place in the top of the UFC’s middleweight division. Rockhold spoke after the bout about his ranking, which is below Jacare Souza, a man Rockhold defeated back in 2011 to win the Strikeforce middleweight championship. He spoke to...

Nov 2, 2014 4:21 pm

Shields Considers Chris Weidman The Best MMA-Grappler

There are some incredibly talented grapplers in the world of MMA, from JiuJitsu aces such as Jacare Souza to Olympic wrestling medalists such as Daniel Cormier, to Olympic Judoka’s such as Ronda Rousey. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman however is one of those elite grapplers, specifically in the wrestling field. Jake Shields considers himself one of...

Oct 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Jacare agrees To Fight This Guy, But Only On One Condition

Top ranked UFC middleweight Jacare Souza is widely believed to be the #1 contender to Chris Weidman’s UFC strap after Vitor Belfort gets his crack at the champ in 2015. However, UFC President Dana White stated that after Souza beat Gegard Mousasi, he would likely still need one more fight before getting a title shot....

Oct 8, 2014 5:10 am

Souza Camp Eyeing Dan Henderson 205 Bout

“I believe Jacare already proved that he deserves a shot at the middleweight title, but, once he’s recovered from this second elbow surgery in January, it’s the same time as Chris and Belfort, so what can we do? I like the idea of putting Jacare in a special light heavyweight fight. I truly believe that,...

Sep 29, 2014 5:03 am

Jacare Souza Content With Sitting Out, Hopes To Replace Vitor Belfort

Jacare Souza is coming off a dominant performance against Gegard Mousasi earlier this month. After the bout many were calling for Jacare to get a title shot, however UFC President Dana White stated that Jacare would most likely need to win one more fight before getting a title shot. Jacare’s manager has a different plan...

Sep 18, 2014 5:05 am

Jacare Looking To “Scrunch” Machida To Get Title Shot

Ronaldo Jacare Souza’s name was thrown into the mix for potential opponents to face the winner of the Weidman vs. Belfort bout, however UFC President Dana White said that Jacare was still one fight away from getting a title shot. Former middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida expressed his desire to fight Jacare recently, but with...

Sep 7, 2014 3:27 pm

Mousasi Admits His Head Wasn’t In Fight With Jacare

“I think he was just relentless with his takedowns. He did a good job with that.” “Too many trainings, too many fights, cancelation of a fight (at UFC 176). My head wasn’t in it. Not taking anything away from ‘Jacare.’ I hope he fights for the belt and I hope he wins it and he’s...

Sep 7, 2014 2:41 pm

Dana White Says Jacare Is Still One Fight Away From A Title Shot

Following Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s dominant performance over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 this past Friday, many fans were calling for a title shot for Jacare. UFC President Dana White doesn’t think Jacare is there yet. “You can say [Souza] is next in line for a title. Somebody’s already next in line for the...

Sep 7, 2014 8:24 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Jacare’s Submission Over Mousasi

On Friday, fight fans saw Jacare Souza get his revenge on Gegard Mousasi in the 3rd round of their rematch at UFC Fight Night 50. UFC pros took to Twitter to give their take on Jacare’s submission victory. Wow. That was a boss performance against a stud @ufc #UFCFightNight — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) September 6,...

Sep 1, 2014 8:09 am

FOX Sports 1 Analysts Preview Jacare vs. Mousasi

UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi takes place this Friday on September 5th live from Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard Connecticut. The UFC scheduled this card to compete with Bellator 123, which is also taking place on Friday night. The full lineup is as follows: FOX Sports 1 Main Event: 185...

Jun 30, 2014 9:54 am

Anderson Silva: A fight with Nick Diaz could be interesting

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) recently appeared at a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, where he talked about a possible return fight against Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). “Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?”...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 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...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Souza Wants Title Shot Or Belfort – Tired Of Fighting People Beneath Him

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, The UFC Tonight crew gave us un update on the status of Jacare Souza. Souza, a former Strikeforce champ is undefeated in his three UFC bouts and according to the show’s insider, Ariel Helwani, Jacare is done fighting people beneath him and wants a title shot or a fight...

May 6, 2014 1:29 pm

Belfort Believes ‘Jacare’ Not Machida Should Have Replaced Him

“It makes no sense he (Lyoto) is being touted to fight for the belt, but it would make sense if was Jacare. If there is a ranking system, this ranking should be respected. It is like what Jon Jones said, the rankings don’t mean anything. We have to accept their decision but as I said...

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Mar 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Jacare Wants Bisping vs. Kennedy Winner

“Whoever wins, I want to fight one of them to get to the title as soon as possible.I believe I’ll be 100 percent ready to fight in August to show that the best ‘Jacare’ has yet to come. They are both great athletes. Bisping has good movement, he’s a dangerous guy, and Kennedy is strong,...

Mar 22, 2014 12:02 pm

Anderson Silva Changes Stance On Fighting Friends, Machida/Jacare

Anderson Silva has had a change of heart. At one point in the former champion’s career, he refused to fight his ‘Team Black House’ training partners, Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza. However, those two fighters failed to deliver on that same type of loyalty. Now that they are both in the UFC’s middleweight division, the...

Mar 6, 2014 9:06 am

Jacare wants winner of Bisping vs. Kennedy

By Evan Stoumbelis Ronaldo Jacare Souza has been on a roll as of late, winning his last 6 professional MMA fights, and all 3 of his UFC bouts. After his February win over Francis Carmont, Souza underwent elbow surgery to correct a nagging problem. Now Souza wants the winner of Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy...

Feb 14, 2014 9:36 am

‘Jacare’ Believes Strikeforce Fighters Are Headed Towards UFC Gold

Jacare Souza is on a four first round finish win streak. Most recently the complete destruction of Yushin Okami by knockout and Chris Camozzi via arm- triangle. His victories prior too happening under the Strikeforce banner. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he comes into the new year and faces off against Francis...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...