Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to Defend Strikeforce Title Against Luke Rockhold

Written by Tom Ngo
June 6th, 2011
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Strikeforce Champ Ronaldo Souza Jacare

According to Luke Rockhold, he will challenge Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for his title on a yet-to-be announced September 10th fight card.

“Words out, Im fighting Jacare for the title. I feel healthy, I feel ready and I feel I have all the tools to take his belt. It’s on,” Rockhold tweeted. “I guess good things happen to people who wait! Lol fight will b [Sept 10].”

Rockhold holds a 7-1 professional record, but hasn’t been seen since jamming his knees into Paul Bradley’s body in February 2010 to collect his sixth consecutive victory. The up-and-comer has been sidelined with various injuries.

Jacare owns an impressive 14-2 resume, including his first successful title defense in January. Prior to submitting Robbie Lawler at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg,” the Brazilian defeated Tim Kennedy to capture the vacant middleweight crown.

A venue has yet to be selected to host the scrap. Showtime is expected to broadcast the card’s main bouts.

Here are the athletes rumored for the show:

Josh Thomson vs. Maximo Blanco
Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)

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