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

Written by Tom Ngo
June 6th, 2011

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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