Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bristol Marunde
Round 1: Jacare tags Marunde with a straight right early on. Both fighters are feeling each other in the opening minutes. Jacare was able to get Marunde to the ground and got his back. Jacare got the hooks in, but was having difficulty flattening him out. Jacare headbutted Marunde’s shoulder, and was warned by the referee. Jacare landed punches and the referee stood them up, saying Jacare landed strikes to the back of Marunde’s head. The action resumed, and Jacare dropped Marunde and got his back again. Marunde was able to get to his feet and the fighters clinched against the cage as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Round 2: Marunde presses forward with punches, which Jacare was able to dodge. Jacare landed a big punch and several kicks, which fazed Marunde. Jacare took Marunde’s back again, but Marunde was able to scramble out and get back to his feet. Jacare continued to get the better of the stand up, nailing Marunde with knees to the body and jabs. Jacare connected with several big right hands. Jacare scored a takedown and went for a leg lock as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jacare.
Round 3: Jacare opens the round by taking Marunde to the ground. Jacare landing punches and elbows from the top. Jacare pressed Marunde against the cage and got Marunde’s back. After being unable to flatten Marunde, Jacare locked in an arm triangle, forcing Marunde to tap.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Bristol Marunde via submission (arm triangle) at 2:43 of Round 3.