In tonight’s UFC on FX 8 co-main event, middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Chris Camozzi when to battle in Brazil. The fun fight would see Jacaré get his hand raised in the Octagon with a virtuoso performance once the fight hit the mat.
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“Jacaré” Chomps Camozzi
There are a few places you never want to be in MMA; Anderson Silva’s thai plum, on your back versus Jon Jones, in leg lock battle with Rousimar Palhares, and finally, on the mat with Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza. Camozzi did his best to keep Jacare from taking the fight to the canvas but the Brazilian rocked Camozzi and took him down by force.
Camozzi would valiantly defend off his back with good guard work, but good was not enough against a BJJ savant and Jacare would eventually take his opponent’s back in a beautiful and technical scramble but used it to lock up his signature arm-triangle. From there the bout was over quickly as Camozzi quickly went to sleep.
Jacaré is now on a dominant four-fight win streak and is hoping to fight a high level opponent in his next bout.
Rd. 1 - Touch of gloves and we’re off. Jacare is pressuring early. Big right from Jacare lands and he lands a trip as a follow up. Camozzi is in the alligator’s lair now. Hard punches by Jacare as Camozzi tries to control posture. Camozzi was defending the passes of Jacare early but Jacare gets to side control. Camozzi scrambles and thinks he has a reversal but Jacare uses an omoplata to recover take control of Camozzi. Jacare moves to side control and passes to mount, Camozzi tries to give up his back but Jacare expertly uses it to lock up the arm-triangle and all that’s left is for Jacare is to do the crawl as Camozzi taps.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def Chris Camozzi via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:37 of Round 1