Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs Marvin Vettori has been confirmed for UFC 256, various sources say. Souza was the first fighter to withdraw from a fight after testing positive for the novel coronavirus back in May 2019. He was scheduled to face Uriah Hall, which unfortunately didn’t come to fruition. The Brazilian, Souza last fought in November, 2019 against Jan Blachowicz, with whom he lost via split decision. It has been almost two years since his last victory, Souza will be looking to get back to winning ways.
More recently, in fact just two days back we saw Souza calling out Yoel Romero via Instagram, as he was actively looking for a fight. Given that, now he has got an opponent, Souza would be a relieved man.
Marvin Vettori is currently on a hot win streak
As for Souza’s opponent, Marvin Vettori; is on a hot win streak having won all of his last three fights. In fact many still believe, Marvin is the only fighter who gave Israel Adesanya a run for his money. In a hotly contested fight, Adesanya somehow managed to see off Vettori, only to win via split decision. Therefore, the Italian is someone who means business and Souza must be wary of Vettori’s youth and striking.
‘The Italian Dream’, will be looking forward to keep his juggernaut rolling when he faces the Brazilian at UFC 256. The number 14 ranked middleweight fighter will be hoping to give his best shot as a win could propel him up in the rankings and earn him a number one contender fight if he continues his dominance.
Who have you got? The young and powerful Marvin Vettori? Or the vastly experienced submission expert ‘Jacare’ Souza?