Sunrise, FL- The UFC makes its return to sunny South Florida on April 27th at the BB&T Center, for the rematch between #1 Middle Weight contender, Yoel ‘Soldier of God” Romero (13-3-0) and #3 contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (26-6-0, 1 NC).
Last time these two met was at UFC 194 (Aldo vs. McGregor), with Romero defeating Souza via split decision. Romero is coming from a lost for the Middleweight title to Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 via decision. In the other hand, Souza is coming from a win against former Middleweight champion Chris Weidman via KO/TKO.
This fight is bound to be an interesting one to say the least; there is a little of bad blood between both fighters. Souza’s manager has been wanting a rematch since the first fight back in 2015; Souza and his camp believe Romero played dirty during their bout, and although he (Romero) walked away with the victory, most other news outlets agreed that Souza should have won the fight, and possible a title shot against Whittaker.
UFC Fight Night Romero vs. Jacare 2 promises to be a great event, with a main card that features former NFL player Greg Hardy, and UFC veterans Glover Texeira and Andrei Arlovski. You can watch the fight on ESPN 3 starting at 9:00 PM; Prelims and early Prelims will be available on ESPN plus.