Article

Jacare returns for UFC 208 bout with Boetsch

Back in action for the first time since his May knockout of Vitor Belfort, No. 3-ranked middleweight contender Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will face Tim Boetsch in a pivotal UFC 208 bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 11.

In the UFC 208 main event, Holly Holm meets Germaine de Randamie in a five-round clash for the first UFC women’s featherweight title.

Winner of nine of his last 10 bouts, Brazil's Souza is on the fast track to a shot at the middleweight title, with his UFC 198 win over Belfort a loud statement to the rest of the division. But with consecutive knockouts of Josh Samman and Rafael Natal, the No. 14-ranked Boetsch has stormed back into the top 15, and he can make a sizeable leap up the 185-pound ladder with a win over "Jacare."

Tickets for UFC 208 are on sale now and may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements.

Media

Recent
Ricardo Lamas and Josh Emmett meet in a pivotal featherweight bout in the co-main event of Fight Night Winnipeg live and free on FOX tonight.
Dec 16, 2017
Watch the post-fight press conference live following the event.
Dec 14, 2017
Just one fight away from a title shot, is Robbie Lawler worried? Not exactly. We talk to the former champ ahead of his main event bout against Rafael Dos Anjos at Fight Night Winnipeg.
Dec 15, 2017
Rising welterweight contenders Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry meet in an explosive striker's delight matchup in Winnipeg. Both fighters are planning to knock out the other and this one if going to be a fight filled with fireworks.
Dec 15, 2017