The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo and former Strikeforce Mw champion Ronaldo Jacare Souza entered this fight with a mma record of 23-4-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Michael Bisping). He lost to Yoel Romero in 2015 (via split decision, Jacare vs Romero) but he came back to win in 2016 against Vitor Belfort (=Belfort vs Jacare).
His opponent, Tim Boetsch, has an official record of 20-10-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.19 in the same weight class. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2016, the last one with Ed Herman, but then he has won over Josh Samman (=Boetsch vs Samman) and Rafael Natal. Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Tim Boetsch is on the undercard of Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie – UFC 208. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 208: Holm vs de Randamie
Where: Barclays Center, New York, United States
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 208 fight card (main fights):
Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie
Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson
Ronaldo Souza vs Tim Boetsch
Glover Teixeira vs Jared Cannonier
Jim Miller vs Dustin Poirier
Wilson Reis vs Yuta Sasaki
Jacare’s previous fight: Vitor Belfort vs Ronaldo Souza
Jacare’s next fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Robert Whittaker
Boetsch’s next fight: Johny Hendricks vs Tim Boetsch
Jacare vs Boetsch Fight Video:
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