Multiple-time world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Ronaldo Souza, lost his first professional MMA fight by submission. On Saturday night at UFC 262, “Jacare” fought in the featured preliminary bout before the main card, taking on rising contender Andre Muniz.
A narrative going into the fight was Muniz claiming he could out-grapple Jacare. And “Sergipano” helped his case inside the Octagon by finishing Souza with an armbar.
It was a gruesome submission as Muniz snapped his fellow Brazilian’s arm. The fight was called off immediately after the break by the referee and Muniz was declared the victor by first-round submission at 3:59.
Here’s another angle of the submission:
The loss was Souza’s fourth in a row and his second by finish. At 41 years old, it’s unclear if Jacare will see one more fight in the UFC or if the promotion will choose to move on from the Brazilian. He holds a professional MMA record of 26-10 with one no contest.
On the other end, Muniz continued his unbeaten streak in the UFC, winning his fifth fight inside the Octagon. UFC 262 marked Sergipano’s 14th victory by way of submission in his 21-4 professional career.
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Muniz Said ‘It’s Unbelievable’ That He Defeated Jacare By Submission
After his victory over Jacare, Muniz gave his thoughts to the UFC about his big win. He revealed that he’s been away from his family for four months in preparation for the fight.
He also said that he’s a big fan of Jacare and didn’t want to break his arm, however he knew Souza “wouldn’t tap.”
It’s unbelievable. When I accepted this fight, I think nobody really believed or bet I would win it this way. I think I wouldn’t even have bet on that, but I worked really hard. I’ve been away from my home, from my daughters for practically four months. I missed my daughters’ birthdays, I left everything behind to focus on my training. I had to work on my jiu-jitsu twice as hard for this one because I knew I’d face one of the highest levels of jiu-jitsu in MMA and I had to be ready. I’m a huge fan of Jacare. I’ve followed his career for a long time so it hasn’t really hit me yet that I beat him. It’s unbelievable what I did today. I didn’t want to break his arm, but unfortunately that was the situation, I knew he wouldn’t tap. I’m really happy with this win. I hope I get a bonus! I just did something that nobody has done before. I submitted a legend. I think I deserve it.
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UFC 262 Results
Here are the results of UFC 262, which took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on May 15, 2021:
Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler via second-round KO
Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson via (30–27, 30–27, 30-27)
Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos via third-round TKO
Andre Muniz def. Jacare Souza via first-round submission (armbar)
Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett via first-round TKO
Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko via first-round submission (armbar)
Early Preliminary Card
Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany via second-round TKO
Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano via second-round technical submission (D’Arce choke)