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Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza To Make UFC Debut In April, According To Coach

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will compete for the final time inside the Strikeforce cage Saturday night when he meets Ed Herman at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine. From there, Souza is headed to the UFC, as his coach, Josuel Distak, confirmed with recently.

“‘Jacare’ is now a UFC fighter and signed a five-fight contract,” the X-Gym coach said. “The result of the fight against Herman will be the basis for choice of his debut opponent in the UFC, which I think will be in April.”

The 33-year-old Souza is 16-3 in his career, including two consecutive victories since a loss to Luke Rockhold for the Strikeforce middleweight title. He will be facing Herman, a UFC fighter, at a catch-weight on Saturday.

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