Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Scouting Report

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Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza Scouting Report
Jan 27, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Ronaldo Souza (red gloves) knocks Derek Brunson (blue gloves) out with a kick during UFC Fight Night at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Scouting Report


6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight)
74″ reach, Orthodox
December 7, 1979


26-10, 1 NC (UFC: 9-7)

Current Streak

4 straight losses


Black belt in Judo
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Numerous submission grappling and jiu-jitsu gold medals

Championships Held

Strikeforce Middleweight Champion: 2010-11 (one successful title defense)



– elite, elite, elite BJJ skills – among the best all-time
– very physically strong
– extremely aggressive fighter
– extremely experienced
– has fought & beat many top fighters
– experience being a champion in a top promotion
– has been extremely successful at the top of the sport for a long time
– amazing submission skills
– also developing KO power
– finishes fights
– very hard to finish – only stopped three times in career
– good ground and pound
– solid striking defense
– lands lots of takedowns
– very active looking for submissions



– old for a fighter
– can be knocked out
– doesn’t land many strikes
– inaccurate striker
– very inaccurate with his takedowns
– poor takedown defense
– inconsistent in UFC – win one, lose one
– brutally KO’d two fights ago; arm broken in next fight
– in a big time slump



The Alligator has always been a feared BJJ expert, but his newfound striking power (old man strength?!) makes him even more dangerous.



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