Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is expected to compete in January for Strikeforce, according to a report by the Brazilian news source Tatame. No opponent was named in the report for Souza.
Since dropping the belt to Luke Rockhold via decision in 2011, Souza (16-3) has stopped both Bristol Marunde and Derek Brunson this past year.
Souza’s only other losses have come at the hands of Gegard Mousasi via knockout and Jorge Patino in his professional debut back in 2003. “Jacare” had been rumored for a rematch with Rockhold, but that fight went to Lorenz Larkin, instead.