Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Defends Strikeforce Title Against Luke Rockhold on Sept 10

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FastKnockout
6/5/11 5:45:25PM
Six straight wins have earned American Kickboxing Academy middleweight Luke Rockhold a title shot against Strikeforce champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza on September 10.

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FastKnockout
6/5/11 5:48:11PM
This is... strange.
Budgellism
6/5/11 5:48:33PM
I think Souza runs right through him. They're on different levels in my opinion.
Bythar
6/5/11 5:57:09PM
I think I might take Luke for the upset.
kopower
6/5/11 5:59:26PM
Damn, wish this was on the Fedor/Henderson card.
Twenty20Dollars
6/5/11 6:06:41PM
I wanted this fight over the other options. But I still see Souza winning.
FastKnockout
6/5/11 6:11:39PM

Posted by Bythar

I think I might take Luke for the upset.



Before you do, remember that Luke hasn't fought for over a year, and he hasn't exactly fought the best in Strikeforce yet.
hashyandy4
6/5/11 8:27:01PM

Posted by Budgellism

I think Souza runs right through him. They're on different levels in my opinion.



what he said
Budgellism
6/5/11 8:35:31PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bythar

I think I might take Luke for the upset.



Before you do, remember that Luke hasn't fought for over a year, and he hasn't exactly fought the best in Strikeforce yet.



Also he's kinda of lanky and Souza is one of the best BJJ guys out there right now. I'm thinking Rockhold loses an arm.

Rockhold's biggest win is over Jesse Taylor. Which is a great win, don't get me wrong but Souza has fought much better competition and has looked good in doing so. Souza first round armbar.
Chael_Sonnen
6/5/11 10:26:35PM
War Luke
UFC_Fanatic
6/5/11 11:23:04PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bythar

I think I might take Luke for the upset.



Before you do, remember that Luke hasn't fought for over a year, and he hasn't exactly fought the best in Strikeforce yet.



Also he's kinda of lanky and Souza is one of the best BJJ guys out there right now. I'm thinking Rockhold loses an arm.

Rockhold's biggest win is over Jesse Taylor. Which is a great win, don't get me wrong but Souza has fought much better competition and has looked good in doing so. Souza first round armbar.



This. I'm only differing in prediction in one small way. Souza by first round whatever submission he damn well pleases. Probably either armbar or arm triangle if I had to pick one. Lanky frame vs World class BJJ= Epic fail for the former in most cases, and i believe it'll be the case here too. Then again, he does train at Team Blackhouse, so I wouldn't be too terribly surprised if he KO's Rockhold with some form of front kick courtesy of the tutelage of Seagal. Them Blackhouse members are quite the wiley bunch.
40ouncetpkid
6/5/11 11:48:51PM
Thank God! Finally he's fighting. I think it'll be a pretty easy 1 round submission victory, maybe 2nd. Who knows maybe Luke will put up a great fight though.

Hopefully Jacare gets first dibs at Sonnen when he comes into the UFC. I think Jacare definitely is at that point where he deserves to be a fight or 2 away from Anderson. Too bad it couldn't have been Chael-Bisping coaches and Mayhem-Jacare 3 round now.
quezocrema0032
6/5/11 11:50:18PM
Can't believe Rockhold pulls out of 2 straight fights and because how thin the division is he gets a title fight. #Disgusting
Budgellism
6/5/11 11:51:45PM

Posted by UFC_Fanatic


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bythar

I think I might take Luke for the upset.



Before you do, remember that Luke hasn't fought for over a year, and he hasn't exactly fought the best in Strikeforce yet.



Also he's kinda of lanky and Souza is one of the best BJJ guys out there right now. I'm thinking Rockhold loses an arm.

Rockhold's biggest win is over Jesse Taylor. Which is a great win, don't get me wrong but Souza has fought much better competition and has looked good in doing so. Souza first round armbar.



This. I'm only differing in prediction in one small way. Souza by first round whatever submission he damn well pleases. Probably either armbar or arm triangle if I had to pick one. Lanky frame vs World class BJJ= Epic fail for the former in most cases, and i believe it'll be the case here too. Then again, he does train at Team Blackhouse, so I wouldn't be too terribly surprised if he KO's Rockhold with some form of front kick courtesy of the tutelage of Seagal. Them Blackhouse members are quite the wiley bunch.



That's a good point. He might want to keep it standing. He's always improving in that aspect. Either way I think he'll finish him.
Chael_Sonnen
6/6/11 2:11:01AM

Posted by 40ouncetpkid

Thank God! Finally he's fighting. I think it'll be a pretty easy 1 round submission victory, maybe 2nd. Who knows maybe Luke will put up a great fight though.

Hopefully Jacare gets first dibs at Sonnen when he comes into the UFC. I think Jacare definitely is at that point where he deserves to be a fight or 2 away from Anderson. Too bad it couldn't have been Chael-Bisping coaches and Mayhem-Jacare 3 round now.



Uncle Chael by a one-sided beatdown!
Budgellism
6/6/11 2:49:12AM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by 40ouncetpkid

Thank God! Finally he's fighting. I think it'll be a pretty easy 1 round submission victory, maybe 2nd. Who knows maybe Luke will put up a great fight though.

Hopefully Jacare gets first dibs at Sonnen when he comes into the UFC. I think Jacare definitely is at that point where he deserves to be a fight or 2 away from Anderson. Too bad it couldn't have been Chael-Bisping coaches and Mayhem-Jacare 3 round now.



Uncle Chael by a one-sided beatdown!



Souza first round triangle.
Bythar
6/6/11 5:55:31AM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Bythar

I think I might take Luke for the upset.



Before you do, remember that Luke hasn't fought for over a year, and he hasn't exactly fought the best in Strikeforce yet.



Yeah I'm aware. Jacare is the better guy but the stylistic matchup isn't too awful for Luke on paper. I think Luke is gonna make it big, but it might not be his time yet - especially with being out so long.

Jacare will be the correct pick - but I guess I'm trying to say not to count Rockhold out - he's very much a live underdog.
vomitshovel
6/6/11 6:08:38AM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen


Posted by 40ouncetpkid

Thank God! Finally he's fighting. I think it'll be a pretty easy 1 round submission victory, maybe 2nd. Who knows maybe Luke will put up a great fight though.

Hopefully Jacare gets first dibs at Sonnen when he comes into the UFC. I think Jacare definitely is at that point where he deserves to be a fight or 2 away from Anderson. Too bad it couldn't have been Chael-Bisping coaches and Mayhem-Jacare 3 round now.



Uncle Chael by a one-sided beatdown!



Hopefully Chael Sonnen never fights again. What a disgrace to MMA.
But back on topic - JACAAARE!!
Can't stop the beastly Jacare from doing what he wants.
I don't think anyone who's followed ADCC can pick anyone but Jacare and i know this isn't grappling but the guy is a monster.
prozacnation1978
6/6/11 11:08:36AM
Interesting that strikeforce gives a guy a title shot when he hasn't fought in over a year
Chael_Sonnen
6/6/11 12:56:57PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Interesting that strikeforce gives a guy a title shot when he hasn't fought in over a year



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