twitter google

Ronaldo Souza Excited For Opportunity To Face Lorenz Larkin At Strikeforce: Marquardt Vs. Saffiedine

Former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza gladly stepped in for Luke Rockhold when asked to face Lorenz Larkin.

The two middleweights will meet in January at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine. Rockhold, the current champion, was forced out after his injured wrist did not completely heal.

“I liked the choice,” said Souza, in an interview with Tatame. “Larkin will be a big challenge for me. I was even more excited for this fight knowing that he would be my opponent.”

Many felt that Souza (16-3) would receive a rematch with Rockhold, but the honor went two Larkin instead. Nevertheless, the opportunity to secure another victory has Souza preparing for an all-out war.

“I want to win this fight any way (I can), but if it is with a submission, (it) will have a special taste,” Souza said. “I’m ready to fight, and only after that will I think about my future.”

Photo credit: Showtime

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2

Event Date: August 20, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: August 26, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit

Event Date: August 27, 2016
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett

Event Date: September 3, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem

Event Date: September 10, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson

Event Date: September 16, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV