MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Gokhan Saki #Ovince St. Preux #Conor McGregor #Yushin Okami #UFC Fight Night 83


Ronaldo Jacare Souza - StrikeforceFollowing an impressive first-round submission of Chris Camozzi in his Octagon debut, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza may not be far removed from a UFC title shot.

UFC president Dana White on Thursday confirmed that Jacare’s next bout would likely be against fellow Top 10 middleweight Yushin Okami. A win over Okami would make it difficult to deny that Jacare was ready for a shot at the belt.

“That fight will happen, Okami and Jacare,” said White at the UFC 160 media day in Las Vegas. “That’s the fight we’re gonna to make.”

As he alluded to, the fight has yet to hit the home stretch, and White said he wasn’t sure what the target date or location was.

The victory over Camozzi put Jacare (18-3) on a four-fight winning streak since losing his Strikeforce belt to Luke Rockhold in 2011.

He is widely considered one of, if not thee, most dangerous submission ace in the middleweight division.

About the same time Jacare lost his Strikeforce belt, Okami ran into the brick wall that is Anderson Silva when trying to capture UFC middleweight gold. He followed that up with a surprising loss to Tim Boetsch, but has since returned to form.

Okami has currently won three consecutive bouts, defeating Buddy Roberts, Alan Belcher, and Hector Lombard. A victory over Jacare would put him right back in the thick of UFC title talk.

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

Galleries

Yushin Okami Fights

  • 3 days ago
  • 17 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Dana White isn't optimistic about UFC champ Jon Jones' B sample, laments what could've been

  • 29 days ago
  • 38 views

In two words, UFC President Dana White sums up the Jon Jones situation after a failed drug test: “It’s bad.”Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Is Dana White's Relationship with Jon Jones Over? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 68 views

UFC president Dana White briefly talked about his relationship with Jon Jones with the press at the UFC 215 216 media day on Thursday. TRENDING > Jon Jones' Manager Confounded, Refuses to Believe Jon read news >>

Dana White More Nervous About Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Than Any Other Fight Ever | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 59 views

UFC president Dana White is more nervous about Conor McGregor's boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than any other fight... ever. read news >>

Dana White's custom Conor McGregor T-shirts for fight week

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC President Dana White has been Conor McGregor’s No. 1 fan during the entire build-up to “The Money Fight.”Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 27 days ago
  • 29 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Dana White: 'Not the Fight I was Expecting' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 67 views

UFC president Dana White felt like the fight that Conor McGregor fought against Floyd Mayweather was something different than he expected. read news >>

Dana White proud of Conor McGregor after Floyd Mayweather fight, but wants him back in UFC

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

“I’m ready to get back to the UFC and do what I do,” said Dana White, who prefers to bring back Conor McGregor with him.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Dana White Wants Conor McGregor to Get Back to Fighting MMA | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor had a good showing against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, but Dana White wants him to return to the Octagon. read news >>

Is ZUFFA Getting Into Boxing? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

Dana White addressed questions about whether or not the UFC is considering getting into the boxing biz following Mayweather vs. McGregor's success. read news >>