THE ATHLETE
Ronaldo Jacaré began training Judo and Jiu-Jitsu at 17 years of age. He has won five Jiu-Jitsu world titles, including gold medals in the Absolute category in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He was also champion of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2005 in the77-87kg weight class and Absolute runner-up that same year, second only to Roger Gracie, who was about 10kg heavier, along with Roger Gracie and Marcelo Garcia.


DREAM
In 2008, Ronaldo Jacaré signed with Japanese MMA organization DREAM and was slated to participate in the tournament in middleweight division. During the first leg of DREAM 2,, he beat Ian Murphy by submission with a rear naked choke in the first round.

In the quarterfinals, which took place at DREAM 4, he faced former ICON Sport Champion Jason "Mayhem" Miller. The fight was decided by points. Ronaldo Jacaré won by unanimous decision and qualified for the GP semifinals.

At DREAM 6 he won against Zelg Galesic at the beginning of the first round by submission with an arm-lock. That victory took him to the DREAM tournament’s final. He would dispute the DREAM middleweight belt against Gegard Mousasi that same night. Ronaldo Jacaré was knocked out by a pedaling kick while trying to dive into Mousasi’s guard.

Ronaldo Jacaré fought for the DREAM belt in a rematch against Jason Miller at DREAM 9. The fight result ended at a “no contest” because of an illegal kick by Miller that hit Jacaré in the head.


STRIKEFORCE
Ronaldo Jacaré debuted at Strikeforce Evolution on December 19, 2009, with a victory by submission in the first round over former UFC and Olympic medalist Matt Lindland.

He then faced Joey Villaseñor on May 15, 2010, at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. He won by decision.

His following fight was against Tim Kennedy, on August 21, 2010, at Strikeforce: Houston. The Strikeforce middleweight belt was up for grabs and Ronaldo Jacaré won by unanimous decision, becoming Strikeforce’s Middleweight Champion.

On January 29, 2011, he defended his belt for the first time against Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg. On his second defense challenge, Jacaré lost the title to Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov.

In the first fight after losing the belt, Ronaldo Jacaré defeated Bristol Marunde by submission with a rear naked choke in the third round. The bout took place on March 3, at Strikeforce: Tate vs.Rousey.


UFC
With an average of 12,000 present spectators. UFC Rio gathered an audience of 15,100 people.

Box office - The largest recorded to date was 55 thousand tickets sold, at an event in Canada, which generated R$ 18 million (about U.S. $ 9.7 million). The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world.

Financial impact - In every town through which the UFC passes there is a flow between R$ 27.7 and R$ 73.9 million. In Rio de Janeiro, the organization said to have had a financial of R$ 66.8 million. Jobs - UFC Rio in 2011 generated 435 job positions.

Fighters - 36 are from Brazil from a total of 266. Television -. UFC programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries, reaching more than 1 billion homes worldwide, in 21 different languages. Recently, Globo Channel acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the fights in Brazil.


MMA Records

Result
Record
Opponent
Method
Event
Date
Round
Time
Loose
24–5 (1)
Robert Whittaker
TKO
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis
2017-04-15
2
3:28
Win
24-4 (1)
Tim Boetsch
R1 Submission
UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randaime
2017-02-11
1
3:41
Win
23-4 (1)
Vitor Belfort
TKO (punches)
UFC 198: Werdum X Miocic
2016-05-14
1
4:38
Loose
22-4 (1)
Yoel Romero
Split Decision
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
2015-12-12
3
5:00
Win
22-3 (1)
Chris Camozzi
Verbal Submission (armbar)
UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold
2015-04-18
1
2:32
Win
21-3 (1)
Gegard Mousasi
Submission (guillotine choke)
UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi II
2014-09-05
3
4:30
Win
20-3 (1)
Francis Carmont
Decision (unanimous)
UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi
2014-02-15
3
5:00
Win
19-3 (1)
Yushin Okami
TKO (punches)
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader
2013-09-04
1
2:47
Win
18-3 (1)
Chris Camozzi
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold
2013-05-18
1
3:37
Win
17-3 (1)
Ed Herman
Submission (kimura)
Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
2013-01-12
1
3:10
Win
16-3 (1)
Derek Brunson
KO (punches)
Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
2012-08-18
1
0:41
Win
15-3 (1)
Bristol Marunde
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey
2012-03-03
3
2:43
Loose
14-3 (1)
Luke Rockhold
Decision (unanimous)
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov
2011-09-10
5
5:00
Win
14-2 (1)
Robbie Lawler
Submission (rear naked choke)
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg
2011-01-29
3
2:00
Win
13-2 (1)
Tim Kennedy
Decision (unanimous)
Strikeforce: Houston
2010-08-21
5
5:00
Win
12-2 (1)
Joey Villaseñor
Decision (unanimous)
Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery
2010-05-15
3
5:00
Win
11-2 (1)
Matt Lindland
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Strikeforce: Evolution
2009-12-19
1
4:18
NC
10-2 (1)
Jason Miller
No Contest (cut from an illegal kick)
Dream 9
2009-05-26
1
2:33
Loose
10-2
Gegard Mousasi
KO (upkick)
Dream 6
2008-09-23
1
2:15
Win
10-1
Zelg Galesic
Submission (armbar)
Dream 6
2008-09-23
1
1:27
Win
9-1
Jason Miller
Decision (unanimous)
Dream 4
2008-06-15
2
5:00
Win
8-1
Ian Murphy
Submission (rear naked choke)
Dream 2
2008-04-29
1
3:37
Win
7-1
Wendel Santos
Submission (punches)
HTJ - Hero's The Jungle
2007-10-13
1
1:40
Win
6-1
José Ribamar
Submission (armbar)
AC - Amazon Challenge
2007-09-29
1
3:28
Win
5-1
Bill Vucick
Submission (punches)
Gracie Fighting Championships: Evolution
2007-05-19
1
3:01
Win
4-1
Haim Gozali
Submission (rear naked choke)
JF 7: Jungle Fight Europe
2006-12-17
1
1:34
Win
3-1
Alexey Prokofiev
Submission (triangle choke)
Fury Fighting Championship 1
2006-09-27
1
2:30
Win
2-1
Alexander Shlemenko
Submission (arm-triangle choke)
Jungle Fight 6
2006-04-29
1
2:10
Win
1-1
Victor Babkir
Submission (punches)
Jungle Fight 2
2004-05-15
1
0:56
Loose
0-1
Jorge Patino
KO (punch)
Jungle Fight 1
2003-09-13
1
3:13


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