Jacare Souza Strikeforce
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will look to continue his path back to a title with an expected bout against Derek Brunson penciled in for the upcoming Aug 18 card in San Diego.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the middleweight showdown, although bout agreements have not been signed yet.

Ronald ‘Jacare’ Souza will look to take one more step towards a potential middleweight title shot when he returns in August following his last win in March.

Souza took out late replacement Bristol Marunde in March at the Strikeforce event in Ohio after his original opponent, who also happens to be his next opponent, was forced out of the fight after not passing the required eye tests from the state athletic commission.

Following his removal from the fight against Souza in March, Derek Brunson underwent LASIK surgery to repair his eyesight to avoid any further entanglements with the athletic commissions.

Unfortunately for Brunson it also came with some extended time off so he took a bout on short notice just last week to face former Ultimate Fighter winner Kendall Grove at ShoFights in the co-main event on the card.

Brunson came up on the wrong end of a split decision, but not without some controversy as more than a few people watching the show scored the bout for the North Carolina native. Be that as it may, Brunson is now ready to wash the bad taste of the first loss of his career out of his mouth and face Souza in August.

The bout between Souza and Brunson is expected to be a featured bout on the card headlined by Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as she faces former champion Sarah Kaufman.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Twitter Mailbag: After all Jon Jones' troubles, why haven't fans flocked to Daniel Cormier's side?

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier continue to roll around in the mud together, most recently on social media. So why is it that Cormier is the one who always emerges lookin read news >>

Why champ Miesha Tate is fighting Amanda Nunes, and not Holly Holm, at UFC 200

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

Many UFC fans expected women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate to face rival and former champion Ronda Rousey at July’s banner UFC 200. The UFC certainly teased the prospect.Filed under: Featured, New read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86: Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes video highlights

  • 22 days ago
  • 63 views

Curtis Blaydes was game to continue fighting after the strikes of Francis Ngannou left his right eye completely closed, but the referee wouldn’t let it happen.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Joey Miolla Plans to Continue in Beast Mode as He Heads into RFA 37

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Heading into the RFA 37 co-main event on Friday night on a hot streak, Joey Miolla plans to continue in Beast mode throughout 2016. read news >>

Koscheck vs. Daley II co-headlines 'Bellator 158: Kimbo vs. Thompson II' in London

  • 15 days ago
  • 20 views

As expected Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley will finally meet again, and they’ll do so in Bellator 158’s co-headliner.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC 200's Derek Brunson wanted Machida or Silva, but Gegard Mousasi was OK

  • 13 days ago
  • 37 views

TAMPA, Fla. – UFC middleweight Derek Brunson thought four straight wins would get him a former champ for his next octagon bout. It did – but a former Strikeforce champ: Gegard Mousasi.Filed under: Fe read news >>

Bellator 158's Josh Koscheck never expected to rematch Paul Daley

  • 13 days ago
  • 19 views

LONDON – Josh Koscheck’s decision to sign with Bellator has led him back to several places he thought were left in the past. Most notably, a rematch with Paul Daley and fighting on Spike, the network read news >>

UFC 197: Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux video highlights

  • 9 days ago
  • 14 views

Many expected Jon Jones to run through Ovince Saint Preux, but the No. 1 ranked fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings needed all five rounds to pick up the interim li read news >>

UFC 197 post-fight facts: Johnson, Jones continue special brand of dominance

  • 9 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC champs Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson had boasted impressive statistics even before UFC 197. Check out the post-fight facts from the event to see the numbers now.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 200 Promo Tour Embedded, Episode 2: ‘I Can’t Stand You’

  • 4 days ago
  • 239 views

Things continue to go off the rails between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, even on the set of Good Morning America. read news >>