Souza retains belt, submits Lawler in 3rd

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Souza was aggressive early in the third with knee strikes from the clinch as Lawler countered to the body.  The Strikeforce champion took Lawler down and took his back, securing a rear naked choke that forced his opponent to tap.

“I prepared for everything.  I had a great coach and training partners.  I feel great now,” Souza said after the fight.  “I can’t wait to fight again.”

With the victory, Ronaldo Souza retained his middleweight title and remains undefeated in Strikeforce.

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Title Fight Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler Vs. Jacare Souza
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) – Fight was for the Middleweight Title
Name Robbie Lawler Robbie Lawler
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 184 (83.46 kg)
Record 18-6-0
Team Miletich Martial Arts


Name Jacare Souza No Headshot Available
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 186 (84.37 kg)
Record 12-2-0
Jacare Souza defeats Robbie Lawler by submission (RNC) at 2:00 minutes of Round 3