Ronaldo Souza recently bounced Yushin Okami from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster by knocking "Thunder" out in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 28 back on Sept. 4, 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The man they call "Jacare" -- a decorated jiu-jitsu black belt and one of the most dangerous submission fighters in all of mixed martial arts (MMA) -- has developed into one of the more well-rounded fighters in the sport after primarily relying on his grappling to get the job done early on.
His words to MMA Fighting:
"I have the perfect style to beat anyone, including Chris Weidman. Many people don't believe in my potential yet, but that's how I like it. I still have much to prove, I've fought only twice in the UFC, but I can guarantee you that I'm ready for any challenge to prove I have what it takes to get the title.(Francis Carmont) is a well-rounded fighter. He started his career in the striking area but has been taking down his opponents recently, doing a great job with his wrestling and jiu-jitsu. It's a complicated fighter to set up a strategy, but that's the type of challenge I like to fight."
"Jacare" is currently riding a five-fight win streak (2-0 UFC) dating back to his Strikeforce days and will attempt to make it six in a row when he takes on the aforementioned Carmont at UFC Fight Night 36 on Feb. 14, 2014 in Brazil. Carmont, however, will prove to be a stiff challenge as he currently owns an 11-fight win streak, including winning his first six fights inside the Octagon.
A win for either man will catapult them higher up the rankings and closer to a coveted title shot.
And should "Jacare" get a win over "Limitless" and Chris Weidman do the same against Anderson Silva (again) at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013, he would love nothing more than the chance to prove he can hand "All American" the first setback of his MMA career.
A chance Carmont would love to steal from Souza by taking him out in is own backyard.