Ronaldo Jacare Souza - StrikeforceRonaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Bristol Marunde in the third round of their main card bout at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion dominated the contest from beginning to end, submitting his opponent at 2:43 of the final round.

Souza won the opening round after landing an overhand right that dropped his opponent. He controlled Marunde on the ground, having his back for a majority of the opening frame.

Round two had Jacare landing more strikes on the feet, wobbling Marunde in the process. A spinning back-kick highlighted Souza’s striking as it backed his opponent against the cage. A takedown late in the round solidified the 10-9 score for Souza in the second five-minute period.

Souza got the early takedown and continued controlling Marunde in the third round. He worked up to the arm triangle, forcing his opponent to submit.

“(I) deserve another chance for the belt,” Souza said following the win. “(I) want it… bad.”

With the win, Souza improves his record to 15-3, 1 N.C., and gets back on the winning track after losing the middleweight title to Luke Rockhold. Marunde drops his record to 15-6, losing his Strikeforce debut.

Follow @Erik_Fontanez on Twitter or e-mail Erik Fontanez.
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

Victory FC 55 video highlights: Fighter gives ref thumbs-up – and immediately falls asleep

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

Friday’s Victory FC 55 event featured quick stoppage wins in the headliner and co-headliner, but the main-card opener provided one of the night’s more peculiar moments.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC 207 results: T.J. Dillashaw's wrestling game key in dominant decision win over John Lineker

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS – T.J. Dillashaw dominated John Lineker with a smart game plan and nearly flawless execution, but still couldn’t put the tough Brazilian away.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cody Garbardnt... And New!!!! (Hot Tweets from the Pros) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 18 views

After Cody Garbrandt dominated the Dominator, Dominick Cruz, at UFC 207 on Friday night, Twitter lit up with his fellow UFC fighters chiming in. read news >>

TJ Dillashaw Dismantles John Lineker (UFC 207 Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 25 views

Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw dominated John Lineker in their UFC 207 main card bout on Friday in Las Vegas. Check out the fight highlights. read news >>

WSOF 34 Results: Justin Gaethje Retains Belt; Jon Fitch Wins, but May Retire | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 30 views

Justin Gaethje retained his lightweight title at WSOF 34 on Saturday in New York City, when the main event fight was stopped in between rounds. read news >>

Former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine invites ex-UFC champ Rafael dos Anjos to welterweight

  • 9 days ago
  • 12 views

Former Strikeforce champ and UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine would like to welcome ex-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos to his division. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Late Replacement Aung La Nsang Ready for Championship Rounds at ONE: Quest for Power | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 7 views

With four wins out of four for ONE Championship, Aung La Nsang has earned his title shot at middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash. read news >>

LFA 1 results: Leandro Higo wins inaugural 135 title against gritty, won't-go-away Steven Peterson

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

Leandro Higo had to survive a scary moment against Steven Peterson late in the first round. And though he may have thought he was on his way to an easy LFA inaugural bantamweight title win, he had to read news >>

Megan Anderson Wins Interim 145-Pound Title, Calls out Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie (Invicta FC 21 Results) | MMA

  • 6 days ago
  • 81 views

Megan Anderson made a statement on Saturday night at Invicta FC 21, and in more than one way. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 results: Sergio Pettis wins third straight, tops ex-title challenger John Moraga

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 views

PHOENIX – Sergio Pettis shredded John Moraga on the feet early on, then met him takedown for takedown down the stretch, as if to prove that he can do it all when he needs to. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>