Ronaldo
Souza
22-3-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 22-3-0, 1NC
Summary: Submissions, takedowns, strength

Fighter Info

Nickname: Jacare
From: Espiritos Santos Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 35
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
176
51% Successful
90
Types of Successful Strikes
0
90
41% Standing
21%
38% Ground
37
19
34
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
19
42% Successful
8
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
6
15
1
Takedown Defense
55
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Jacare Souza
UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor
Dec 12, 2015
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Win
Jacare Souza
Apr 18, 2015
6
7
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Jacare Souza
Sep 5, 2014
32
26
4
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Jacare Souza
Feb 15, 2014
16
19
2
0
3
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jacare Souza
Sep 4, 2013
1
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jacare Souza
May 18, 2013
8
4
1
0
1
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Marquardt vs Saffiedine
Jan 12, 2013
14
10
2
0
1
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Aug 18, 2012
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Tate vs. Rousey
Mar 3, 2012
46
19
6
0
2
0
5
0
R3 Submission
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
49
97
5
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Cyborg
Jan 29, 2011
12
14
4
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Submission
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Houston
Aug 21, 2010
69
47
2
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Joey Villasenor
Strikeforce - Heavy Artillery
May 15, 2010
45
13
8
0
1
0
8
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Strikeforce - Evolution
Dec 19, 2009
11
2
0
1
3
0
2
0
R1 Submission
NO CONTEST
Ronaldo Souza
Jason Miller
DREAM 9: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 2nd Round
May 26, 2009
6
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Could Not Continue
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Zelg Galesic
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
3
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Ronaldo Souza
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Jason Miller
DREAM 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round
Jun 15, 2008
19
24
3
1
6
1
11
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Ian Murphy
DREAM 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 1st Round
Apr 29, 2008
7
0
1
1
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Monday through Saturday MMA training from noon to 2 pm.Monday thru Friday 5pm to 6:30 pm technique and drill training, where we break down specifics like 2 days for Jiu-Jitsu, 2 days for takedown defense and attack and 1 day for strategy. Monday thru Friday - 7:30 to 9pm conditioning training

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Jiu-Jitsu when I was 17 years old, I fell in love with the sport and after all my conquests in Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC, MMA was my next challenge. I naturally moved on to MMA as a way of making a better living and combining it with what I love to do most, which is train and compete.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, ADCC champion, among other titles.

Do you have any heroes? Yes I do have many heroes in life, and their examples help me keep on the right track. My parents, coaches, training partners, close friends and God.

What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE?
Everything. It’s a great place to show my skills and show to the world that I am among the top two of my weight division.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Just basic education.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I have competed in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments since I have started training, so that was my work, and I got through the years with help from friends, teammates and sponsors.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? There were a few pro divisions in Jiu-Jitsu by the time I was competing, but there was pretty much no money at all. The only pro competition out there was the ADCC and I had competed in 2003 ADCC Brazil, and still as a Brown belt I finished second in my weight division. In ADCC 2005 in Los Angeles, I won my weight division and finished second in the open division. ADCC 2009, I won the super fight against Robert Drysdale and now I am heading to ADCC 2011 in the UK to fight Braulio Estima.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo

Favorite grappling technique: anything that finished my opponents, but my favorites are triangles and armbars.

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and uppercut

What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? Every fight has its own elements that helped me to get better and evolve for the next fight. But I would say my fight against Tim Kennedy. On that fight I showed that I can stand and go toe to toe, that I have good endurance for five rounds, and at the end I won my first middleweight belt.

• Pro since 2003

• 13 wins by submission (guillotine, 5 arm triangle, triangle, 3 RNC, kimura, 2 armbar), five by KO

• Has won 12 of his last 13, and eight straight

• Last pre-Strikeforce loss was to Gegard Mousasi in 2008

• 15 first round finishes

Career

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