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Ronaldo Souza Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 26-10-0 NC(1)

Souza was born in Vila Velha, Brazil, into a cafuzo family and was raised in Cariacica, Brazil. Souza had a rough upbringing, and on the day he turned 15, he saw one of his good friends get shot to death. After this event, Souza's mother moved him to Manaus to go and live with his brother and he started training in Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 17. He is an eight-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, including gold medals in the Openweight class in 2003, 2004 and 2005. His other credentials include the 2005 77–87 kg ADCC Champion and the 2005 ADCC Absolute Division runner-up, only losing to Roger Gracie who outweighed him by approximately 25 lbs. Along with Roger Gracie and Marcelo Garcia, Souza is widely considered to be among the greatest BJJ practitioners of his time.

Last Fight: Andre Muniz
Age: 42
Height 6'1"
Weight 185 lbs
Nick Name: "Jacare"
Nationality: Brazil
Association: Fusion X-Cel
26 Wins
KO / TKO
8
30%
Submission
17
65%
Decisions
4
15%
10 Losses
KO / TKO
4
40%
Submission
1
10%
Decisions
5
50%

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Residence Orlando, Florida, United States
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Fusion X-Cel Performance
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Henrique Machado Black belt in Judo under Henrique Machado
Years active 2003–2021

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Ronaldo Souza next fight?
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Ronaldo Souza last fight?
Ronaldo Souza lost his last fight against Andre Muniz by Technical Submission (Armbar) on May. 15, 2021 at UFC 262 - Oliveira vs. Chandler.
Is Ronaldo Souza retired?
Ronaldo Souza last fought Andre Muniz 1 year 6 months and 13 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Ronaldo Souza?
Ronaldo Souza has a 72% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 88% of his fights.
Out of the 26 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -348 favorite, and out of 23 favored matches, he has won 73% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 3 matches, with a win rate of 33% and an odds average of +126.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 26 of Ronaldo Souza betting fights, you would have lost $123.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $794.
Where is Ronaldo Souza from?
Ronaldo Souza is from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Has Ronaldo Souza ever been knocked out?
Ronaldo Souza has lost 4 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Punches) from Kevin Holland on Dec. 12, 2020 at UFC 256 - Figueiredo vs. Moreno
How long has Ronaldo Souza been fighting?
Ronaldo Souza has been fighting for a period of 17 years 7 months and 2 days, his first fight was on Sep. 13, 2003 at JF - Jungle Fight 1. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 52 minutes and 47 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Andre Muniz UFC 262 - Oliveira vs. Chandler
May/15/2021
Technical Submission (Armbar) Jacob Montalvo 1 3:59
loss Kevin Holland UFC 256 - Figueiredo vs. Moreno
Dec/12/2020
KO (Punches) Mark Smith 1 1:45
loss Jan Blachowicz UFC Fight Night 164 - Blachowicz vs. Jacare
Nov/16/2019
Decision (Split) Kevin MacDonald 5 5:00
loss Jack Hermansson UFC Fight Night 150 - Jacare vs. Hermansson
Apr/27/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
win Chris Weidman UFC 230 - Cormier vs. Lewis
Nov/03/2018
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 3 2:46
loss Kelvin Gastelum UFC 224 - Nunes vs. Pennington
May/12/2018
Decision (Split) Leon Roberts 3 5:00
win Derek Brunson UFC on Fox 27 - Jacare vs. Brunson 2
Jan/27/2018
KO (Head Kick and Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:50
loss Robert Whittaker UFC on Fox 24 - Johnson vs. Reis
Apr/15/2017
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) Mario Yamasaki 2 3:28
win Tim Boetsch UFC 208 - Holm vs. De Randamie
Feb/11/2017
Submission (Kimura) Dan Miragliotta 1 3:41
win Vitor Belfort UFC 198 - Werdum vs. Miocic
May/14/2016
TKO (Punches) Osiris Maia 1 4:38
loss Yoel Romero UFC 194 - Aldo vs. McGregor
Dec/12/2015
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Chris Camozzi UFC on Fox 15 - Machida vs. Rockhold
Apr/18/2015
Submission (Armbar) Dan Miragliotta 1 2:33
win Gegard Mousasi UFC Fight Night 50 - Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Sep/05/2014
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 3 4:30
win Francis Carmont UFC Fight Night 36 - Machida vs. Mousasi
Feb/15/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Keith Peterson 3 5:00
win Yushin Okami UFC Fight Night 28 - Teixeira vs. Bader
Sep/04/2013
TKO (Punches) Leon Roberts 1 2:47
win Chris Camozzi UFC on FX 8 - Belfort vs. Rockhold
May/18/2013
Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 3:37
win Ed Herman Strikeforce - Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
Jan/12/2013
Submission (Kimura) Mark Carter 1 3:10
win Derek Brunson Strikeforce - Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug/18/2012
KO (Punches) Mike Beltran 1 0:41
win Bristol Marunde Strikeforce - Tate vs. Rousey
Mar/03/2012
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Keith Peterson 3 2:43
loss Luke Rockhold Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep/10/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
win Robbie Lawler Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Cyborg
Jan/29/2011
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) John McCarthy 3 2:00
win Tim Kennedy Strikeforce - Houston
Aug/21/2010
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Joey Villasenor Strikeforce - Heavy Artillery
May/15/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Al Wichgers 3 5:00
win Matt Lindland Strikeforce - Evolution
Dec/19/2009
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) John McCarthy 1 4:18
NC Jason Miller Dream 9 - Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Second Round
May/26/2009
No Contest (Cut) Yuji Shimada 1 2:33
loss Gegard Mousasi Dream 6 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Sep/23/2008
KO (Upkick) Daisuke Noguchi 1 2:15
win Zelg Galesic Dream 6 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Sep/23/2008
Submission (Armbar) Moritaka Oshiro 1 1:27
win Jason Miller Dream 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals
Jun/15/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 2 5:00
win Ian Murphy Dream 2 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Opening Round
Apr/29/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Kenichi Serizawa 1 3:37
win Wendell Santos HTJ - Hero's the Jungle
Oct/13/2007
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:40
win Jose de Ribamar Machado Gomes AC - Amazon Challenge
Sep/29/2007
Submission (Armbar) 1 3:28
win Bill Vucick GFC - Evolution
May/19/2007
TKO (Submission to Punches) Mark Matheny 1 1:59
win Haim Gozali JF - Jungle Fight 7
Dec/17/2006
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 1:33
win Alexey Prokofiev Fury FC 1 - Warlords Unleashed
Sep/27/2006
Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:30
win Alexander Shlemenko JF - Jungle Fight 6
Apr/29/2006
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 2:10
win Victor Babkir JF - Jungle Fight 2
May/15/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 0:56
loss Jorge Patino JF - Jungle Fight 1
Sep/13/2003
KO (Punch) 1 3:13