Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Ronaldo
Souza
26-6-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 4 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 26-6-0, 1NC
Summary: Submissions, takedowns, strength

Fighter Info

Nickname: Jacare
From: Espiritos Santos Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 39
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
605
53% Successful
322
Types of Successful Strikes
0
322
55% Standing
15%
30%
176
49
97
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
44
30% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
27
2
Takedown Defense
54
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Nov 3, 2018
68
74
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Loss
Ronaldo Souza
May 12, 2018
64
53
1
0
1
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Jan 27, 2018
9
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Ronaldo Souza
Apr 15, 2017
9
55
1
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Feb 11, 2017
7
6
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Ronaldo Souza
May 14, 2016
39
4
1
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
Ronaldo Souza
Dec 12, 2015
30
46
1
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Apr 18, 2015
6
7
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Sep 5, 2014
32
26
4
0
1
0
7
0
R3 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Feb 15, 2014
16
19
2
0
3
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Ronaldo Souza
Sep 4, 2013
1
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ronaldo 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
STRIKEFORCE on Showtime 3:Rousey vs. Kaufman
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: I am very fortunate to have a great team behind me that helps me every day, pushing my limits and making sure I will be well prepared for my fights.

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 and now I am heading to ADCC 2011 in the UK to fight Braulio Estima.
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

• 14 wins by submission (guillotine, 4 arm triangle, triangle, 3 RNC, 2 kimura, 3 armbar), 8 by KO
 
• Has won 12 of his last 15
 
• Last pre-Strikeforce loss was to Gegard Mousasi in 2008
 
• 18 first round finishes

Career

Key Opponents

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