View Full Version : Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza eyes May return at DREAM.9


jakkups
04-01-2009, 03:56 AM
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza eyes May return at DREAM.9 (http://mmajunkie.com/news/14413/report-ronaldo-jacare-souza-eyes-may-return-at-dream-9.mma)

Eight months after losing to Gegard Mousasi in the finals of DREAM's 2008 middleweight grand prix, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (10-2) will return to action at DREAM.9, according to a recent report from Tatame.com.

Souza's opponent has not yet been determined.

Though not yet officially announced by the organization, DREAM.9 is expected to take place on May 26 in Japan.

Souza, a two-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu open-weight world champion, has earned nine of his 10 career victories by submission.

After losing his professional MMA debut, Souza had collected 10-straight victories, including DREAM grand prix wins over Zelg Galesic and Jason "Mayhem" Miller, before losing to Mousasi in September 2008.

In addition to Souza, Mousasi is also expected to fight at the event, though a rumored bout with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has not yet been finalized.

DREAM.9 will also feature the second round of the organization's featherweight grand prix, which will include Abel Cullum, Bibiano Fernandes, Masakazu Imanari, Yoshiro Maeda, Hiroyuki Takaya, Joe Warren, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto and the winner of a DREAM.8 contest between Daiki "DJ.talki" Hata and Hideo Tokoro.

U.S. broadcast plans for the event have not yet been announced, though DREAM.7 aired on HDNet via tape delay. The network plans on doing the same with April's DREAM.8.