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