twitter google

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s Coach Confirms UFC Contract Signing

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza appears on his way to the UFC after Saturday night, regardless if he beats Ed Herman or not at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.

The two will compete at a catch-weight from Oklahoma City on Showtime, and Souza’s coach, Josuel Distak, confirmed with Sherdog.com that his fighter has inked a five-five deal with the UFC.

“‘Jacare is now a UFC fighter and signed a five-fight contract,” Distak said. “The result of the fight against Herman will be the basis for choice of his debut opponent in the UFC, which I think will be in April.”

Souza, a multi-time champion at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships and CBJJ Pan American Championships, has won two straight since dropping the title to Luke Rockhold. He holds an overall record of 16-3, including wins a 6-1 mark in his last seven.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson

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

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2

Event Date: October 8, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 97: Lamas vs. Penn

Event Date: October 15, 2016
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 162

Event Date: October 21, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 163: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports