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 Sherdog.com 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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