Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza News
Pros react after Vitor Belfort defeats Jacare Souza at Gamebred Boxing 4
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Gamebred Boxing 4 Results: Vitor Belfort defeats Jacare Souza (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023
Gamebred Boxing 4: ‘Jones Jr. vs. Pettis’ fight card now official with twelve total bouts
Fernando Quiles - March 28, 2023
Vitor Belfort reveals he was orignally supposed to box Roy Jones Jr. at Gamebred Boxing 4, vows to KO Jacare Souza: "When I come to the ring, I come to knock people out"
Cole Shelton - March 14, 2023
Jacare Souza set to make boxing debut after recently retiring from MMA
Cole Shelton - January 10, 2022
Ronaldo Souza admits retirement was a long time coming: "I haven't been wanting to fight anymore for some time"
Adam D Martin - August 26, 2021
Former UFC fighter Ronaldo Souza admits retirement was a long time coming, saying “I haven’t been wanting to fight anymore for some time.” At age 41, Souza recently announced his retirement from MMA after being released by the UFC. Once an elite middleweight fight, “Jacare” lost four straight fights to close out his UFC career, including a brutal submission loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 262 where Souza suffered a nasty broken arm. Following that loss, the UFC decided not to re-sign the middleweight great to another contract, and soon after, Souza announced his retirement from the sport.
Jacare Souza reveals the main "mistake" he made during his UFC career
Cole Shelton - August 24, 2021
Jacare Souza admits he made one big mistake during his UFC run. After Souza suffered a submission loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 262, the Brazilian was released from the promotion. He ended his UFC tenure on a four-fight losing skid and during that run, he dropped a split decision to Jan Blachowicz. Despite his losing streak, Souza was also a top middleweight contender and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion admits he should’ve waited for a title shot.
Jacare Souza announces his retirement from MMA
Cole Shelton - August 10, 2021
Jacare Souza has announced his retirement from MMA. Souza was released from the UFC following his submission loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 262. He also broke his arm in the fight. The setback marked his fourth straight loss as prior to the loss to Muniz, he suffered a KO loss to Kevin Holland, a split decision loss to Jan Blachowicz, and a decision loss to Jack Hermansson.
Paul Felder elaborates on his decision to retire, says recent losses by ‘Cowboy’ and ‘Jacare’ played a factor
Harry Kettle - May 24, 2021
Paul Felder has gone into more detail regarding his decision to retire from mixed martial arts, as he announced on Saturday night. Felder made the revelation during the UFC Vegas 27 broadcast, insisting that while it was a tough decision to make, it was the right thing for him and his family. The 37-year-old walks away from the sport with a 17-6 record, with his last Octagon appearance being a split decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos back in November.
UFC 262 Medical Suspensions: Shane Burgos out indefinitely following scary loss to Edson Barboza
Harry Kettle - May 21, 2021
Jacare Souza no longer on UFC roster after submission loss at UFC 262
Cole Shelton - May 20, 2021
Jacare Souza is no longer a member of the UFC roster. At UFC 262, Souza was fighting fellow Brazilian grappling ace, Andre Muniz. The bout also served as Souza’s final fight on his contract where he suffered a submission loss. According to ESPN, the former Strikeforce champ is now a free agent.
Photo | Ronaldo Souza finally home with family after having arm surgery following nasty break at UFC 262
Adam D Martin - May 20, 2021
UFC middleweight veteran Ronaldo Souza is finally home with his family after having arm surgery following a nasty break at UFC 262. Souza suffered one of the most horrific arm breaks we have ever seen in the UFC when Andre Muniz snapped his limb with an armbar in the first round of their fight at UFC 262. For the 41-year-old Souza, the loss to Muniz marked his fourth straight defeat in the Octagon, and breaking his arm in the loss certainly didn’t help. But he has remained a true professional in spite of the loss, as he congratulated Muniz for the victory, and has had a smile on his face the entire time despite having his right arm snapped in half last weekend.
Ronaldo Souza has successful arm surgery, expected to recover in six months
Adam D Martin - May 18, 2021
UFC middleweight legend Ronaldo Souza had successful arm surgery and is expected to make a recovery in six months following the nasty injury. Souza was submitted for the first time in his MMA career by Andre Muniz at UFC 262 this past Saturday night in Houston, Texas. It was an incredible moment for Muniz, who picked up the biggest win of his career over one of his heroes in “Jacare.” But for Souza, it was the worst moment of his career as he not only lost the fight but suffered one of the worst broken limbs we have ever seen in UFC history. It was a terrible thing to happen to one of the biggest class acts in the sport, but fortunately for Souza, it appears he will be okay.
Video | Ronaldo Souza in good spirits after breaking arm at UFC 262: "I think everything's going to be fine"
Adam Martin - May 16, 2021
Middleweight veteran Ronaldo Souza is in good spirits after breaking his arm at UFC 262, saying “I think everything’s going to be fine.” Souza was submitted for the first time in his MMA career on Saturday night at UFC 262 when Andre Muniz caught him in an armbar and broke his right arm. It was a brutal injury to watch happen to the 41-year-old Souza, but fortunately, it appears as though he is in good spirits despite suffering such a bad break. Taking to his social media the day after shattering his arm against Muniz, Souza was all smiles before he gets surgery tomorrow.
Ronaldo Souza “in general, is fine” after having his arm broken by Andre Muniz at UFC 262, says doctor
Adam D Martin - May 16, 2021
Pros react after Andre Muniz snaps the arm of Ronaldo Souza at UFC 262
Chris Taylor - May 15, 2021
A middleweight bout between Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Andre Muniz served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 262 prelims. Souza (26-10 MMA), a former Strikeforce champion, was looking to snap a three-fight losing skid at tonight’s event. After losing decisions to Jan Blachowicz and Jack Hermansson in 2019, ‘Jacare’ had most recently suffered defeat to Kevin Holland by way of TKO.
UFC 262 Results: Andre Muniz breaks the arm of Ronaldo Souza (Video)
Chris Taylor - May 15, 2021
A middleweight bout between Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Andre Muniz serves as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 262 prelims. Souza (26-9 MMA), a former Strikeforce champion, will be looking to snap a three-fight losing skid at tonight’s event. After suffering decision setbacks to Jan Blachowicz and Jack Hermansson in 2019, ‘Jacare’ most recently TKO’d by Kevin Holland.
Ronaldo Souza returns to the Octagon at UFC 262 against Andre Muniz
Adam D Martin - March 24, 2021
An intriguing middleweight matchup between former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza and Andre Muniz has been added to the UFC 262 PPV card. UFC 262 takes place on May 15 in Houston, Texas with a full crowd of fans. The main event for the evening sees the vacant UFC lightweight title up for grabs between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. In addition to Oliviera, another grappling ace will compete on the pay-per-view card as Souza returns to the Octagon when he takes on Muniz, a Dana White’s Contender Series veteran who has looked sharp so far in the UFC with two victories. The Souza vs. Muniz fight was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.
Jacare Souza issues statement after KO loss to Kevin Holland: "I will be back stronger"
Tom Taylor - December 15, 2020
Brazilian MMA legend Jacare Souza has released a statement after finding himself on the receiving end of a highlight-reel knockout last weekend. Jacare, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, returned to the cage on the main card of UFC 256 last Saturday in Las Vegas. While he was originally expected to fight Marvin Vettori on the card, a series of COVID-19-related shakeups resulted in his being matched up with Kevin Holland at the last minute.
Kevin Holland on UFC 256 win over Ronaldo Souza: "I hate that it had to be Jacare that I did like that"
Adam D Martin - December 13, 2020
Pros react after Kevin Holland stops Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256
Chris Taylor - December 12, 2020
Tonight’s UFC 256 event included a key middleweight matchup featuring veteran Ronaldo Souza taking on surging contender Kevin Holland. Souza (26-8 MMA) had entered tonight’s event looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. In his most previous effort thirteen months ago, ‘Jacare’ suffered a split-decision loss to the UFC’s new light heavyweight champion in Jan Blachowicz. The former Strikeforce middleweight title holder had gone just 2-3 over his past five contests ahead of tonight’s event.
UFC 256 Results: Kevin Holland KO's Ronaldo Souza (Video)
Chris Taylor - December 12, 2020
Tonight’s UFC 256 event includes a key middleweight matchup featuring veteran Ronaldo Souza taking on surging contender Kevin Holland. Souza (26-8 MMA) enters tonight’s event looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. In his most recent effort thirteen months ago, ‘Jacare’ suffered a split-decision loss to the UFC’s new light heavyweight champion in Jan Blachowicz. The former Strikeforce middleweight title holder has gone just 2-3 over his past five contests ahead of tonight’s event.
Kevin Holland sends a message to Jacare Souza ahead of UFC 256: “Don’t try and lay and pray”
Cole Shelton - December 7, 2020
Kevin Holland is hoping to give the fans an entertaining fight. On the main card of UFC 256, Holland is set to take on perennial middleweight contender, Jacare Souza in a very intriguing matchup. For many pundits, they believe if Kevin Holland can keep it standing he will have success, while Souza needs to get the fight to the ground.
Ronaldo Souza says Jack Hermansson turned down rematch at UFC Vegas 16
Adam Martin - November 30, 2020
UFC middleweight veteran Ronaldo Souza says that he offered to fight Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16 but “The Joker” turned him down. Hermansson was set to fight Darren Till in the main event of UFC Vegas 16 on December 5, but Till unfortunately pulled out of the fight with an injury. Kevin Holland then filled in on short notice, but he was forced to pull out of the fight due to a positive COVID-19 test. Hermansson was finally booked to fight Marvin Vettori, who was originally slated to fight Souza at UFC 256 next weekend. Souza, in turn, was booked to fight Holland, who will look to make a speedy recovery from COVID-19.
Kevin Holland plays musical chairs with Marvin Vettori, now faces Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256
Adam Martin - November 29, 2020
Marvin Vettori vs. Jacare Souza slated for December 12 at UFC 256
Alfredo Zullino - October 13, 2020
A middleweight scrap between Italy’s Marvin Vettori (15-3-1 MMA; 5-2-1 UFC) and Ronaldo Souza (26-8 MMA; 9-5 UFC) is in the works for December 12; Vettori’s personal trainer, Emanuele Lochner announced on his Youtube’s channel, The Scramble MMA SHOW. “The Italian Dream” was previously reported to be squaring off against Russian veteran Omari Akhmedov on December 12 at UFC 256, but the fight was never officially announced.
Ronaldo Souza provides update after testing positive for COVID-19: "My life is back to normal"
Adam Martin - August 28, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza provided an update after testing positive for COVID-19 before his fight at UFC 249 in May. Souza, known by his nickname “Jacare,” is one of the greatest middleweights of all time and one of the best fighters to never fight for a UFC title. However, the 40-year-old Brazilian is currently riding a two-fight losing skid against Jan Blachowicz and Jack Hermansson. He was hoping to get back in the win column against Uriah Hall at UFC 249, but a positive COVID-19 test forced him out of his fight in May and he hasn’t competed since.