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Jacare Souza

Light Heavyweight Division • 26-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
  • 14
    Wins by Submission
  • 4
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 52% 52%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
432
Sig. Strikes Attempted
828
Grappling accuracy 25% 25%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
13
Takedowns Attempted
52
2.85
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
5.08
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.28
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.79
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
63
%
Sig. Str. Defense
61
%
Takedown Defense
0.30
Knockdown Ratio
10:51
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
268 (62%)
Clinch
66 (15%)
Ground
98 (23%)

Sig. Str. by target

67% 289 Head 25% 110 Body 8% 33 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (31%)
DEC
4 (15%)
SUB
14 (54%)

Resultados del evento

  • Win

    Blachowicz vs Souza

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Souza vs Hermansson

    Round
    5
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Activo
Hometown
Brasil
Trains at
XGYM - Rio de Janeiro
Age
41
Height
73.00
Weight
185.99
Octagon Debut
Mar. 04, 2012
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Jiu-Jitsu when I was 17 years old, I fell in love with the sport and after all my conquests in Jiu-Jitsu and ADCC, MMA was my next challenge. I naturally moved on to MMA as a way of making a better living and combining it with what I love to do most, which is train and compete.

What ranks and titles have you held? FormerStrikeforce Middleweight Champion, Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, ADCC champion, among other titles.

Do you have any heroes? Yes I do have many heroes in life, and their examples help me keep on the right track. My parents, coaches, training partners, close friends and God.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s a great place to show my skills and show to the world that I am among the best in my weight division.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have competed in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments since I have started training, so that was my work, and I got through the years with help from friends, teammates and sponsors.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? There were a few pro divisions in Jiu-Jitsu by the time I was competing, but there was pretty much no money at all. The only pro competition out there was the ADCC and I had competed in 2003 ADCC Brazil, and still as a Brown belt I finished second in my weight division. In ADCC 2005 in Los Angeles, I won my weight division and finished second in the open division. ADCC 2009, I won the super fight against Robert Drysdale and now I am heading to ADCC 2011 in the UK to fight Braulio Estima.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo

Favorite grappling technique: Anything that finished my opponents, but my favorites are triangles and armbars

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and uppercut

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