The UFC has finalized a fun middleweight matchup that will take place in May. Combate was the first to report that the promotion was finalizing a matchup between Brazilian middleweights, Jacare Souza (26-9, 1 NC) and Andre Muniz (20-4).
The matchup will take place at UFC 262 in Houston. For Muniz, this is a massive opportunity for him to fight a legend of Brazil. Muniz will be making the walk for the third time in the UFC on May 15th.
In 2019, Muniz appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series. He earned himself a contract with the UFC with his submission victory over Taylor Johnson. Since joining the promotion, Muniz is 2-0.
In his last fight back in September, Muniz submitted Bartosz Fabiniski in the first round by armbar. The submission victory was the thirteenth submission so far in the career of Muniz. With his skills on the ground, it should be a fun matchup at UFC 262.
Last UFC chance for Jacare?
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is a legend in MMA. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion has fought some of the best in the world and he holds many impressive victories during his career.
He’s knocked out Derek Brunson twice and knocked out former UFC champion, Chris Weidman. In addition to those wins, Jacare also holds a submission victory over Bellator champion, Gegard Mousasi.
However, Jacare has hit a bit of a rough patch. His last fight came back at UFC 256 where he was knocked out by Kevin Holland. That loss was the third loss in a row for Jacare Souza. He’s 1-4 in his last five.
At 41 years old, we could be nearing the end of the line for Jacare. If he cannot pickup the win at UFC 262, this might be the last time we see Jacare inside the octagon. Both men have a lot on the line on May 15th which should make it a fun matchup.