Jacare Souza StrikeforceRonaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza may be the most dangerous man in the MMA world on the ground, but he let his hands do all the work in his fight against Derek Brunson.

With a potential middleweight title shot on the line, both Jacare and Brunson had to know an impressive victory could get them the next crack at champion Luke Rockhold.

A former two-time All-American Division II wrestler, Brunson decided to stand and trade with the multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, but it all backfired after an aggressive attack was countered.

Brunson rushed forward with strikes and Jacare threw a perfectly timed right hook that clipped his opponent’s chin and sent him face first to the canvas. Brunson rolled over and tried to regain his balance, but Jacare pounced on him like a lion on a gazelle.

Jacare fired a couple of more punches on the ground and Brunson’s arms went limp as the referee rushed in for the save.

The win now moves Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza to 2-0 since losing the Strikeforce middleweight title to Luke Rockhold in 2011.

“I’m very prepared for everyone, any time,” said Souza.

Now it looks like Souza will get his chance at redemption with his next fight likely coming against Rockhold with the middleweight belt on the line.

For more news and results follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Conor McGregor Claims He was Training Two Days After UFC 202 (Video)

  • 27 days ago
  • 56 views

Although Conor McGregor faced a potential six-month medical suspension following UFC 202, he has posted a video showing him working out. read news >>

CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 203

  • 15 days ago
  • 27 views

The UFC gave Mickey Gall a prime spot against CM Punk, which the 24-year-old ran with by submitting the former WWE champion via rear-naked choke in the first round at UFC 203 in Cleveland on Saturday read news >>

Emilio Uruttia Claims Split-Decision Win Over Daniel Hortegas at FMD: The 37th Chamber | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 7 views

American Emilio Uruttia faced Brazilian Daniel Hortegas in the main event of FMD: The 37th Chamber last Saturday night. read news >>

Still undefeated, UFC Fight Night 95's Gregor Gillespie eyes spot on Albany card

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Now 8-0 in his professional MMA career following a successful UFC debut, former NCAA Division I national wrestling champ Gregor Gillespie still sees a lot of room to grow: ‘I’m lea read news >>

UFC Fight Night 97 lineup set with Alvey vs. Nicholson in featured prelim spot

  • 11 hours ago
  • 9 views

The lineup is set for the UFC’s second trip to the Philippines for UFC Fight Night 97 in October.Filed under: News read news >>