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Ronaldo Souza-Gegard Mousasi Set For UFC 176

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A possible contender fight in the UFC’s middleweight division has been added to UFC 176, as Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza squares off with Gegard Mousasi.

Set for August 2 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the card features a main event between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and top contender Chad Mendes.

Souza (20-3) pushed his current win streak to six when he claimed a decision victory over Francis Carmont in Brazil earlier this year. Prior to that, Souza had defeated both Chris Camozzi and Yushin Okami via finish.

Mousasi (35-4-2) improved to 2-1 with a first round stoppage victory over Mark Munoz recently. Both fighters are former Strikeforce champions.

Below is the current list of fights announced:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes

Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi

Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Fabricio Camoes

Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro

Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo