The black belt in Bjj, judo and former Strikeforce Mw champion Ronaldo Jacare Souza entered this fight with a pro record of 24-4-0 (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 then he has beat Vitor Belfort (=Belfort vs Jacare) and Tim Boetsch (=Souza vs Boetsch).
His opponent, the black belt in hapkido, karate and Tuf Ww tournament winner Robert Whittaker, has an official mma record of 17-4-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (=McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (=Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won six bouts beating Rafael Natal (=Whittaker vs Natal) and Derek Brunson in his last two (=Whittaker vs Brunson). Robert Whittaker vs Jacare Souza is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis – UFC on Fox 24. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 24: Johnson vs Reis
Where: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC on Fox 24 fight card (main fights):
Demetrious Johnson vs Wilson Reis
Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson
Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Robert Whittaker
Jeremy Stephens vs Renato Carneiro
Roy Nelson vs Alexander Volkov
Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka
Jacare’s previous fight: Ronaldo Souza vs Tim Boetsch
Whittaker’s previous fight: Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson
Whittaker’s next fight: Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker
Jacare’s next fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2
Jacare Souza vs Whittaker Fight Video:
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