92.0
KO (Punches)
12:46
      The first round was a solid round of boxing, with Weidman picking apart Souza with combinations, while Souza was mostly sticking with a handful of hard leg kicks, and some big body shots. That was a competitive round, but I'm giving the first round to Weidman, 10-9.
     The second round was pretty similar to the first round, with Weidman working some slick boxing, while Souza was mostly sticking to power strikes. Souza's nose was also broken, so he was breathing heavily out of his mouth. He still clipped Weidman with some hard shots though. I have Weidman ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but Souza is always dangerous.
     The final round looked like more of the same, both guys were landing a lot of great shots, Weidman's hands looked really sharp tonight, but it ultimately didn't matter, as Souza dropped him with a big right hand, Weidman got knocked the fuck out, the referee let the fight go, Weidman tried to sleep walk his way through a takedown, Souza punched him a few more times, Weidman was clearly out the entire time, and the fight was finally stopped. That was a big win for Jacare Souza.
89.8
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Gastelum almost immediately shot for a takedown, which Jacare stuffed, and then they ended up in a tight clinching stalemate, where they traded control a few times. Jacare grabbed a leg, and lifted it into the air, but Gastelum did a good job balancing on one leg while punching Jacare in the face repeatedly. Souza then dropped down for a leg lock, and used that to pass to side control. He slowly passed to full mount, and threw a few punches, but for the most part, Jacare was all about control, and he wasn't really doing much damage with his striking. Jacare rolled for an armbar with a minute left in the round, Gastelum held on, stacked him, and basically nullified the submission attempt. Round one goes to Jacare, but Gastelum at least made it seem competitive.
     The second round had both guys trading strikes at a similar pace, and then Gastelum knocked down Jacare halfway through the round, but instead of following him to the ground, he just let him stand back up. They both unloaded on each other late in the round, and they both landed some big shots, but I think Gastelum won that round since he scored that knockdown earlier in the round, and Jacare was barely able to walk back to his own corner without help from his team. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round.
     Jacare was plowing forward in the final round, and Gastelum was punching him in the head over and over again. Jacare had that forward movement on his side, and he landed a few decent shots, but I thought Gastelum was pretty clearly outstriking him. Jacare shot for another takedown with 3 minutes left in the fight, but Gastelum quickly scrambled back to his feet and reset like nothing happened. This fight was a really close fight, but I'm scoring it 29-28 for Gastelum, but I don't feel confident, considering we're in Brazil. Two judges agreed with me, giving the split-decision victory to Kelvin Gastelum.
89.8
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
3:50
      These guys traded a few random strikes to start the first round, but it was a very slow opening, with both guys just throwing single shots. Jacare shot for a takedown halfway through the round, but Brunson stuffed the shot, so they backed out and reset. Souza dropped Brunson with a big head kick, with around 90 seconds left in the opening round, Brunson tried to climb the fence to get back to his feet, Souza just walked up to him like a gangster, blasted him with some big punches, and the referee stepped in to stop the fight. That was another fantastic finish by Ronaldo Souza as he gets back on track, taking out a solid contender.
92.7
TKO (Punches & Elbows)
8:28
      Whittaker landed some good punches early in the first round, and then Jacare took him down 2 minutes into the round. Whittaker did a great job defending the takedown, and after a wild scramble, Whittaker was able to get back to his feet with half the round left to work. Whittaker blasted Souza with a nice combination that knocked Souza down with 2 minutes left in the round, but he popped right back up. Jacare landed some hard punches with 90 seconds left in the round, while Whittaker was moving around the outside, still looking for openings. That was a VERY close round, but I'm scoring it slightly for Whittaker, based on the fact that he was able to defend against Souza's grappling, and I thought he landed more shots on the feet, but it was a VERY close round and could have gone either way.
     Whittaker opened the second round with some punches, he nearly knocked out Jacare, he went in for the kill, landing inside Jacare's guard, and then decided to stand back up and reset. He blasted him again with some heavy hands one minute into the round, and then he blasted Jacare with a clean head kick. Whittaker continued to land with some clean hard punches, and Jacare looked a little lost out there. He landed another head kick, continued to beat the shit out of Jacare, he knocked him down, jumped into his guard, unloaded with huge punches & elbows, chopped up Jacare's face, and forced the referee to stop the fight. That was another fantastic performance by Robert Whittaker, as he's quickly becoming one of my favorite middleweight fighters.
89.6
Submission (Kimura)
3:41
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Jacare shot for a sloppy takedown one minute into the round, and Boetsch sprawled all over him. They both threw some heavy strikes 2 minutes into the round, and then Jacare scored a fast double leg takedown, passing immediately to side control. He passed to full mount with 2 minutes left in the round. Jacare threw some punches, cranked on a violent looking Kimura, and nearly ripped Boetsch's arm off, securing the first finish of the night. I was starting to think we were going to go through this entire card with no finishes. That was another really solid performance by Jacare, as he once again shows an insanely dangerous ability to finish fights with his submission skills. I really like Jacare, and I'm still a little surprised that hel doesn't seem to be very close to an actual title shot. He's high up there in the rankings, but he's still fighting guys that aren't even in the Top 10? At least he got the quick first round finish.
90.4
TKO (Punches)
4:38
      Jacare landed some hard kicks in the first round, Vitor threw a flying knee, Jacare tried to take the fight to the ground, Belfort stuffed it a couple of times, and then finally Jacare took him down 2 minutes into the first round. From there, Jacare beat up Belfort with short elbows, and big punches. Belfort's eyes are already covered with blood. The doctor checked Belfort's cuts, said he was fine, so the fight continued back on the ground with Jacare on top. Belfort scrambled out of that, Jacare went for an armbar, and Belfort got back to his feet, but Jacare immediately pressed him against the cage, looking for another takedown. Belfort sort of pulled guard, threw some heavy upkicks, and Jacare continued to pound on him with massive punches. Jacare moved into full mount, and dropped a lot of massive punches & elbows to the head of the bloodied Belfort. The fight was stopped late in the first round due to Jacare's ground & pound. That was a pretty big win for Jacare, as he continues to show some ridiculous top control and ground & pound.
91.3
Decision (Split)
15:00
      The first round had Romero showing great footwork, moving around, dropping punches on the head of Souza, moving around more, hitting him with more shots, and eventually he threw a spinning backfist that knocked Jacare on his ass, where Romero then beat the living fuck out of him with big punches & elbows for the last half of the round. Jacare is super dangerous on the ground, but Romero didn't care, because he was looking for that finish. Jacare was barely able to make it back to his corner after that first round. Jacare got the clinch in the second round, and tried to take Romero down, but Romero grabbed the cage and ended up on top. The referee saw that, so he immediately stood them back up, and warned Romero not to grab the cage again. That second round was a lot closer, as Romero looked like he was getting pretty tired. It probably could have gone either way, but I'd maybe give it to Jacare, just to make the final round more interesting? The final round started kind of slowly, but Jacare eventually started teeing off on Romero with big punch combinations, he shot for a takedown, ended up on top, where he was able to punch Romero in the face a few times. Jacare sat up, and started dropping big elbows. I would say Romero's first round was just about even with Jacare's final round, so this fight really comes down to how you scored the second round, and to be honest, I don't know who I would have given that round to, soooo... Solid fight overall, and I THINK I would give this fight to Romero, based on the first round maybe being a 10-8 round, considering Jacare almost couldn't continue after that round. The judges ended up giving it to Romero, via split-decision, which to be honest, I think was the right decision. But I'm also biased, and wanted him to win, so...
87.8
Submission (Armbar)
2:33
      Why did this fight just happen? Souza is #1 in the world at 185 in my opinion, and Camozzi is #73 or some shit. Granted, Camozzi accepted this fight on short notice, because he wanted to get "revenge" against Souza, but give me a fucking break... Camozzi clearly didn't stand a chance in this fight, and it wasn't even an EXCITING fight, it was just Souza, slowly taking the fight to the ground, slowly going for an armbar, and slowly getting the submission victory. This fight was lame as shit. But congrats to Souza for still being #1 in the world. Where's his title shot!?! He beat Chris Camozzi TWICE!!!
91.6
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
14:30
      Going into this fight, I had Jacare ranked as the #2 Middleweight in the world. Mousasi on the other hand, I have floating somewhere around #20, so in my mind, this was a fight designed for Jacare to get revenge on his previous loss a long time ago against Mousasi. And that's more or less what he did, he fucking DESTROYED Mousasi in the first two rounds, taking him down, and beating the living shit out of him, both standing & on the ground. The third round started to slow down a bit, but Jacare was able to dominate him during most of the round, eventually finishing with the guillotine choke. Ronaldo Souza is fucking legit, and in my opinion, he should be next in line for a title shot. Why hasn't he been given a title shot yet?
94.5
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight, in my opinion, the #2 & #3 fighters at 185, so this fight was huge for me. With that being said, Francis Carmont is an extreme badass, but Jacare really is on another level. Carmont did a pretty good job in the second round, getting fired up and trying to hit Souza hard, but most of this fight had Souza absolutely dominating Carmont on the ground, with INSANE Jiu-Jitsu skills. Ronaldo Souza needs a fucking title shot, RIGHT NOW. This guy is amazing.
93.8
TKO (Punches)
2:47
      Fucking awesome! Jacare is insane! He started this fight strong, pinning Okami against the cage, and turned on some jackhammer punches, pounding the FUCK out of Okami's face. Eventually, the broke apart, and danced around for a minute, but eventually, Jacare knocked Okami to the ground, and turned on those BIG HEAVY FAST JACKHAMMER PUNCHES, forcing the referee to stop the fight, before Jacare drilled Okami's head into the ground. BRUTAL win for Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Awesome fight!
91.0
Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
3:37
      This fight was just about as one-sided as a fight can possibly get. Jacare Souza took the fight to the ground early, completely dominated Camozzi, Camozzi looked to have some solid submission defense, but once Jacare locked on the arm-triangle choke, there was nothing Camozzi could do, except for fall asleep a couple of seconds later. That was one of the fastest "submissions leading to unconsciousness" that I've ever seen. Jacare is a hardcore badass on the ground! Props to Camozzi for accepting such a big fight on short notice though, ruining his 4 fight winning streak right before his wedding vacation.
89.4
Submission (Kimura)
3:10
      This fight was kind of a bum fight. Souza took Herman to the ground, Herman showed some solid Jiu-Jitsu skills, Herman threw some questionable upkicks, Jacare cried about it for a minute or so, the referee slowly stopped the fight to warn Herman. Eventually the got back to fighting, Jacare slammed Herman on the ground, locked on a kimura, and that's all she wrote. This was sort of one of those "referee fail" fights.
91.0
KO (Punches)
0:41
      This was the first fight that actually felt like it mattered on this card. Former Strikeforce Champ, Jacare Souza, knocked Brunson the fuck out early in the first round. He knocked him down with a brutal counter punch, he backed off, Brunson started to get up, so Jacare attacked him again, and again, until eventually the referee was forced to stop the fight. Jacare's striking looked SHARP! Good show! This guy should go to the UFC. Based on the fights I've seen tonight so far, I wouldn't mind seeing Jacare Souza fight Anthony Smith. That's one of the few fights Strikeforce can put together, that I would actually get excited for.
87.9
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
12:43
      Souza started this fight by taking Marunde down, grabbing his back, and punching him in the head a lot. Souza was warned for throwing a headbutt to Marunde's shoulder, and then the referee stood them up after Souza punched Marunde in the back of the head a few times. Once the fight started back up, Souza dropped Marunde with a big right hand, and then he slapped on a guillotine choke, Marunde escaped, but Souza continued to dominate him on the ground & from the clinch for the rest of the round. Round one clearly goes to Souza.
     Souza rocked Marunde with some big punches & kicks in the second round, and then he clinched with him again, taking him down with a push off the cage, but Marunde got back to his feet almost immediately. Souza beat up Marunde for most of the second round, and then he took him down in the final 10 seconds, fell back for a heel hook, but Marunde slipped out. Jacare is ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     The final round started with Souza taking Marunde down quickly, landing in half mount, where he beat the shit out of him with some decent punches. After a couple of minutes, Souza grabbed Marunde's back, threw him to the ground again, clamped onto his back, Marunde gave up the mount, Jacare locked on an arm-triangle choke, and forced the submission around the halfway mark of the final round. Solid submission victory for Jacare Souza, even though I don't really consider Marunde a serious contender at all.
90.2
Decision
25:00
      They traded a few strikes, and then Souza shot in for a takedown, pressing Rockhold against the cage. Rockhold tried to work his way back to his feet, but Souza did a good job keeping him down for a while, and when Rockhold finally stood back up, Souza brought him back down again. Rouza also landed some decent punches to the face of Rockhold whenever he would try to posture up. Rockhold finally broke free and stood back up with 90 seconds left in the round. They traded strikes until the end of the round, with Rockhold probably landing the better shots, but Souza took him back down in the final 10 seconds. That round could potentially go either way, but I'd probably score it for Souza based on the takedowns, but it was a close round.
     They traded strikes for a good portion of the second round, with Souza rocking the shit out of Rockhold with some massive punches while running forward. They traded strikes at a decent clip for the rest of the round, with Rockhold throwing a lot more kicks, and Souza throwing some decent punches, but Rockhold spent the last half of the round beating up Souza, so even though Souza started strong, I scored that round for Rockhold. I have it all tied up going into the third round.
     The third round had both guys trading strikes, with Rockhold beating up Souza for the most part, until he kicked Souza in the groin, pausing the action for a couple of minutes. When the fight started back up, Rockhold threw some decent punches, and then Souza took him down. Souza landed a few hard punches on the ground, and then Rockhold stood back up. Rockhold continued to beat up Souza for most of the rest of the round, chasing him down with some nice punch combinations, while Souza was responding with single shots. I have Rockhold ahead 2-1 going into the fourth round, bust most of the rounds were really close.
     The fourth round was more of the same, with both guys trading a lot of strikes, and Souza shooting for takedowns, and Rockhold stuffing them for the most part. Honestly, it was an even round, so I'll call it a 10-10 round. The final round was full of solid striking exchanges, with the first half of the round being kind of close, but Rockhold really started to lay it on thick late in the round, rocking Souza with some big punches, and constantly moving forward, resulting in a 49-47 scorecard from in, in favor of Luke Rockhold. All 3 judges agreed, with one of them giving him all 5 rounds, making Luke Rockhold the NEW Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.
91.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
12:00
      This fight was pretty much what you'd expect from these two guys. Lawler wanted to keep the fight standing, and he was throwing haymakers, and Souza spent most of the fight taking Lawler to the ground, beating him up on the ground, trying to open him up for submissions from the side mount. I gave the first two rounds to Jacare, for pretty much manhandling Lawler like a gorilla. He almost put him away at the end of the second round with a series of armbar attempts too. Jacare came out in the second round, and landed some brutal knees from the clinch, and then took Lawler to the ground, ending up on Lawler's back, where he finished him with the rear-naked choke. Jacare Souza is a bad man. I'm looking forward to seeing where he goes from here, since I feel like this fight officially puts him into the Top 10 Middleweights of the world.
89.3
Decision
25:00
      This was a pretty good fight, with both guys swinging for the fences. I gave the first 3 rounds to Jacare, and he opened up a big gash above Kennedy's left eye in the third round, leaving his face a bloody mess. Kennedy started to work his boxing a little better in the later rounds, possibly even winning a couple of rounds, but in the end, this fight goes to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza on all 3 scorecards, and I totally agree with that decision. To be honest though, I'm surprised this fight didn't end sometime closer to the second round. I really didn't think this one would go to a 25 minute decision.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      I actually had Villasenor ranked higher than Jacare going into this fight, so I kind of thought he might stand a chance of knocking him out or something. I was wrong though. Jacare took Villasenor down repeatedly in this fight, and pretty much dominated him on the ground with his wrestling and ground & pound. Jacare is clearly on another level. Villasenor was finally able to defend against some takedowns in the third round, so he could try to put his boxing to work, but by then, it was too late. Solid win for Ronaldo Souza, via unanimous decision.
90.1
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
4:18
      Jacare showed some solid boxing skills in this fight, while Lindland just kind of hobbled around, looking awkward. Lindland tried to secure a takedown from the clinch, but was having some serious trouble taking the fight to the ground. They kind of went to the ground finally, but mostly because Souza rolled to the ground, where he was able to lock on an armbar on Lindland. Lindland was able to escape, sort of, but it was just a series of submissions from this point forward, while Souza continued to punch Lindland's head, while he had his arm caught in the omoplata. Lindland escaped, and tried to look for a submission of his own, but he really had no business trying to compete with Souza on the ground. Eventually, Jacare got the mount, locked on an arm-triangle choke, and finished Lindland via submission near the end of the first round. Really awesome grappling performance by Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.
90.6
No Contest (Cut from an Illegal Kick)
2:33
      I was pretty excited about this fight going into it, but it ended in kind of a shitty fashion. Miller looked pretty good, as Souza was trying to work his aggressive style, but Miller was able to nullify most of his strikes, and even caught a kick from Jacare, and threw him to the ground, and then landed a soccer kick to the head. That kick cut Souza's head open, and they paused the fight to check the cut, since it was an illegal kick. The fight continued, and Souza secured a really nice double leg takedown, and then started bleeding all over Miller, so the fight was stopped due to the cut. It was officially declared a No Contest, so that sucks, especially since it was tonight's main event. I guess I'm going to go ahead and give the victory points to Miller for this one, since the damage he caused, stopped the fight, and it was CLOSE to a "knee" to the head of a grounded opponent, which would have been fine, but since it was more of a shin, then... well... It's unfortunate, but yeah, Miller looked really strong in this fight, he ALMOST finished the fight with an ALMOST legal strike, so I'm going to give him the victory.
93.0
KO (Upkick)
2:15
      Jacare, almost in a panic, shot in for a takedown, shooting for the ankles of Mousasi, and eventually, after Mousasi tried to defend the takedown by grabbing the ropes, Jacare was able to slam him to the ground, getting into Mousasi's half guard. After trying to beat his way through to pass the guard, Souza got sloppy, Mousasi kicked him in the face with a brutal upkick, knocking Souza unconscious. Mousasi then punched him a few times to make sure it was over, but Souza was clearly unconscious, so Gegard Mousasi is the Dream Middleweight Tournament Champion! That was fucking awesome.
91.1
Submission (Armbar)
1:27
      Jacare slammed Galesic to start the fight, he immediately went to the side mount, beat up Galesic with some basic ground & pound, move into full mount, Galesic rolled him over, ending up in Jacare's guard, and Jacare locked on an armbar, forcing Galesic to submit. Awesome submission victory for Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, against a really dangerous fighter.
91.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight, with Miller landing some nice knees, and doing a decent job with his defensive grappling, but ultimately, Souza's grappling offense was the star of this show. He was able to take Miller to the ground, and more or less dominate him for 15 minutes, looking for leg locks, arms, chokes, constantly improving his position, and ultimately, he outworked Miller. Pretty great fight by both fighters, but Souza is clearly on another level.
91.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:38
      Souza started his MMA debut with a flying knee, Murphy caught him in midair, and took him to the ground. Once they were on the ground, Murphy showed some decent wrestling skills, but he probably should have just gotten back to his feet, because Souza started launching huge knees to the head of Murphy on the ground, and then he turned on his grappling game, going for an armbar, which Murphy had to struggle to escape, Souza did some sort of cool bicep crush thing, locking a triangle on Murphy's upper arm. They continued to grapple, and Souza got on Murphy's back, securing a rear-naked choke, for the submission victory. Ronaldo Souza is fucking crazy on the ground, I look forward to watching more of his fights in the near future.