Ronaldo
Souza
22-3-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
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
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: Morning - MMA Training with my coaches and Xgym teammates for about 90 minutes, where we do sparring and very intense training. Afternoon - Drilling and strategic training for about 90 minutes at the Xgym, where I sharpen my weapons or try to bring something new to my arsenal. We have a schedule where I train Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, etc. through the week. Night - Conditioning training with my coach Rogerio Camoes at Xgym, about 45-60 minutes five or six days a week; it changes every week. This is where we make sure I will be at my peak level on the day of the fight.

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 the UFC? Everything. It’s a great place to show my skills and show to the world that I am among the best in 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.

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

• 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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( W-L-D )

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