By Jeff Comstock | September 30, 2007
MMAMovement.com has discovered that submission grappling phenom Ronaldo Souza has signed a contract with the UFC.
A post made on the Portal do Vale Tudo forums claims that Jacare’s manager and Amazon Challenge promoter Andre Cabral made the announcement during yesterday’s Amazon Challenge event. The announcement was apparently big enough to make the rounds on Brazilian television news.
Ronaldo Souza boasts a BJJ world championship and placed second in the ADCC absolute division in 2005. His MMA record currently stands at 6-1, with all of his victories coming by way of submission. Jacare will certainly add needed depth and star power to the UFC’s middleweight division.