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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Appears To Be Next For Luke Rockhold

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had little trouble finishing Derek Brunson Saturday night in the co-main event of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman. Now, it appears that Souza is all set for the rematch he desires.

Luke Rockhold won the Strikeforce 185-pound title via decision over “Jacare” last year. The final verdict surprised some, Souza included, and the Brazilian has been pushing for a rematch.

“I’d like to see that fight happen,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said (thanks to for the quote). “I know ‘Jacare’ would like that fight. Luke’s looking for that fight; it’d be an easy fight (to schedule).”

Souza (16-3) won for the second time since losing to Rockhold. He caught Brunson coming in and finished him with a devastating strike.

“I am here to fight,” Souza said. “I am the former middleweight champion. I come back for more.”

Rockhold (10-1) recently defeated Tim Kennedy to defend his title for a second time.