UFC 262 gains a middleweight bout to its prelim lineup in Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Andre Muniz. The former contender looks to rebound from a few losses against a rising talent who is yet to lose in the UFC.
News of this fight’s announcement was first reported by Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho of Combate. It has since been relayed by other media outlets.
Jacare Souza vs Andre Muniz Set for UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler
Ronaldo Jacare Souza (26-9-0 1 NC, 9-6-0 UFC) has been competing professionally since 2003. Over that span, he’s fought the best middleweights on the planet. For example, he’s fought Gegard Mousasi x2, Luke Rockhold, Derek Brunson x2, Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker, and Kelvin Gastelum). Needless to say, the 41-year-old Brazilian has been around the block. Training out of Fusion Xcel Performance, Souza is still a very crafty and durable veteran.
Andre Muniz (20-4-0, 2-0-0 UFC) had to win two Contender Series bouts in order to earn his UFC contract. “Sergipano” won his debut in November of 2019 against Antonio Arroyo via unanimous decision. The 31-year-old Brazilian prospect returned last September, delivering a Performance of the Night effort versus Bartosz Fabinski. Since 2014, Muniz has a record of 14-1-0.
Jacare Souza vs Andre Muniz is a notable addition to the UFC 262 prelims on May 15th. The UFC 262 card currently looks like this:
- Vacant Lightweight Championship: Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler
- Women’s Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo
- Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza
- Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush
- Middleweight: Jack Hermansson vs Edmen Shahbazyan
- Women’s Flyweight: Gina Mazany vs Priscila Cachoeira
- Flyweight: Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell
- Women’s Flyweight: Andrea Lee vs Antonina Shevchenko
- Middleweight: Jamie Pickett vs Jordan Wright
- Lightweight: Christos Giagos vs Joel Alvarez
- Middleweight: Jacare Souza vs Andre Muniz
- Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov vs Rafael Alves
Who do you think will walk away victorious – Souza or Muniz? Drop your prediction in the comment section!
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