For fight fans, Jacare Souza vs Yoel Romero is just as big of a fight as the ones on the main card of UFC 194. Jacare Souza and Yoel Romero are both legends in their own grappling sport that made the transition to MMA.
Jacare, one of the best BJJ practitioners ever, picked up some striking skills and became a dangerous middleweight fighters. He was the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion with wins of Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler, Yushin Okami, and Francis Carmont.
Yoel Romero is one of the best Freestyle Wrestlers ever and has also made a successful transition to MMA. He has adapted his athleticism to striking and has picked up convincing wins against Tim Kennedy and Lyoto Machida.
Fight fans around the world are eager to find out who will become the next middleweight contender when these two grappling legends meet.
Beating the mastery of Machida. The evolution of Yoel Romero.
Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero was a highly interesting match-up in the middleweight division. The legendary Lyoto Machida against the up-and-coming Yoel Romero. Will Lyoto continue to be a contender? Will Yoel Romero boost himself further up the rankings ladder with a win over a future UFC Hall of Famer?
What we saw in this fight was a spectacular performance from Yoel Romero. He is no longer the wrestling based powerful striker. He has taken his wrestling, his heavy hands, his athleticism, and molded it all together to become a versatile and confident fighter, capable of beating the most allusive fighter at his own game.
Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza: Two masters enter the cage in what could have been the most exciting fight on UFC Fox 15.
Words could not describe how disappointed I was to learn of Yoel Romero’s injury and that the fight scheduled between Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza would have to be re-scheduled yet again. Despite the depressing and unavoidable circumstance we find ourselves in, lets take a closer look at these two awesome masters of fighting.
Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza are two fighters worthy of admiration. They have spent their entire lives devoted to mastering one martial art. That type of mastery, that type of devotion, that type of purpose is something I often wish I had in my life.
Coming into the Yoel Romero and Jacare Souza fight on 18th April 2015, lets take a minute to admire how far these grappling champions have come in MMA. Below find Yoel Romero vs Tim Kennedy and Jacare Souza vs Gegard Mousasi II.