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Watch Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza crush Yushin Okami, which is the UFC’s Knockout of the Week. The bout took place at UFC Fight Night 28 in September of 2013.
Jacare returns to the cage at UFC 224 on May 12 to continue his hunt for the UFC middleweight championship. A former Strikeforce titleholder, Jacare hasn’t found the same success in the Octagon.
He’s come close, constantly hovering in the Top 5 of the UFC’s 185-pound class, but he hasn’t yet been able to tip the scales into a title fight.
Having only lost in the Octagon to current champion Robert Whittaker and his next challenger, Yoel Romero, Jacare has a golden opportunity in front of him at UFC 224 on his home turf in Brazil. He will square off with fellow Top 5 middleweight Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 224 co-main event with the winner making a strong case to be the next challenger, regardless of who has the belt following Whittaker and Romero’s rematch in the UFC 225 main event in June.