5 Things You Should Know About Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

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Not much has eluded Ronaldo Souza during his stellar combat sports career, but as he nears the age of 40, “Jacare” remains in search of Ultimate Fighting Championship gold.

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Souza will meet former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titleholder Jack Hermansson in the UFC Fight Night 150 main event on Saturday at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, where he can move one step closer to a shot at the undisputed middleweight crown. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace last competed at UFC 230 in November, when he struck down Chris Weidman with third-round punches. Souza has compiled a 9-3 record since joining the UFC roster in 2013, losing only to onetime Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero, current 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker and “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner Kelvin Gastelum.

As “Jacare” makes final preparations for his showdown with Hermansson, here are five things you should know about him:

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