UFCMania is reporting that BJJ phenom Ronaldo `Jacare' Souza has signed with the UFC. He'll be joining a thin Middleweight division. UFCMania torks the hyp up pretty high, calling Souza "the most dynamic Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenom on the planet."
We'll see if he lives up to it.
Here's his first MMA fight -- a KO loss to Brazilian legend Jorge "Macaco" Patino:
Since that 2003 loss he's gone 5-0 winning every fight by first round submission. Here's a highlight of some of his wins:
Will be interesting to see how he does in the Octagon. Let him fight another UFC virgin in his first match, then run him through the TUF ringers that are crowding the 185 class.