Ronaldo Souza’s MMA career has come to an End

The former Strikeforce middleweight champion and long-time UFC contender has decided to call it quits. On Tuesday night, Ronaldo Souza (26-10 MMA, 9-7 UFC) shared the news with Combate.

Souza last fought in May, when he sustained a fractured arm in a technical submission loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 262. The defeat brought “Jacare’s” losing streak to four games.

Ronaldo Souza's

From 2013 through 2021, the Brazilian fought in the UFC. Throughout his time with the organization, he remained one of the biggest names in the middleweight category and was considered a contender for the bulk of the time.

Souza’s most notable accomplishment was defeating Tim Kennedy to capture the vacant Strikeforce middleweight belt in 2010. He would later defend the championship against Robbie Lawler before losing it to Luke Rockhold in his second attempt.


With major victories over Kennedy, Lawler, Jason Miller, Gegard Mousasi, Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman, and Derek Brunson, the 41-year-old retires from MMA.


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