By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Ronaldo “Jacre” Souza was a late substitute for Luke Rockholt. Yet, he dispatched Chris Weidman in the third-round of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Dan Miragliotta called the end to the fight in the third-round at 2:46. The method was KO (Punches).
The 38-year-old Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil native improved to 26-6-1 in his MMA career. He picked up his eighth knockout of his career with 14 submissions. He also has four decision wins.
He picked up his first KO (Punches) win since August 18th, 2012 when he defeated Derek Brunson by KO (Punches) in the first-round at Strikeforce – Rousey vs. Kaufman.
Souza gets back on track with his win over Weidman after losing to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 on May 12th, 2018. He lost that fight via a split decision.
The Fusion X-Cel middleweight is now 2-1 within the 2018 calendar year. He also defeated Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on January 27th, 2018.
Weidman — who was fighting in his home state — fell to 14-4 in his MMA career. He returned to the Octagon for the first-time in nearly a year-and-a-half.
The Baldwin, New York native has suffered all four losses by knockout. He has now lost four out of his last five fights.
This one; however, was the first-time he suffered a KO (Punches) in his career. He was also defeated by TKO (Knees), KO (Flying Knee), and TKO (Punches)
His only win during the last five fights came when he dispatched Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 on July 22nd, 2017. Weidman won via a submission with a (arm-triangle choke) in the third round.
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