Ronaldo Jacaré debuts tonight in Strikeforce

Matt Lindland vs. Ronaldo Jacare

Two-time jiu-jitsu world champion Ronaldo Jacare debuts tonight at Strikeforce, an event taking place in the city of San José, California. The black belt faces the experienced Matt Lindland, a fighter with experience in major events such as UFC and Affliction. The American shows confidence in victory and is not worried about the Brazilian's ground game.

“It certainly won’t be a grappling fight. I've taken down a lot of black belts in MMA, and I don't see this fight any differently,” said Lindland.


Another Brazilian in action on the show will be Alex Crispim who will face AJ Fonseca, in the preliminary fights.

In the main fight of the night, valid for the organization's lightweight belt, Josh Thompson will face Gilbert Melendez. Check out the full card:


Main card:
– Josh Thompson will face Gilbert Melendez;
- Cung le will face Scott Smith;
– Matt Lindland will face Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza;
– Muhammed Lawal will face Mike Whitehead;

Preliminary fights:
– Antwain Britt will face Scott Lighty;
– Daisuke Nakamura will face Bryan Travers;
– Juan Nunez will face Luis Mendoza;
– Bobby Stack will face Alex Trevino;
– Alex Crispim will face AJ Fonseca.



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