Friday, September 25, 2020

Jacare Souza vs. Uriah Hall Verbally Agreed to for UFC 249

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will be returning to the middleweight division to face Uriah Hall at UFC 249 in Brooklyn, New York.

Both Souza and Hall have verbally agreed to the bout according to an ESPN report, which will bring Souza’s days at light heavyweight to an abrupt end. MMA News was able to confirm the matchup following ESPN’s report. Prior to trying his luck at light heavyweight, Souza had been a mainstay at the top of the middleweight rankings, often finding himself conceivably one fight away from a title shot. But since April of 2017, Souza has had his struggles in the division, going 2-3 in his last five fights in the division.

In his most recent middleweight bout, Jacare Souza (26-8) dropped a unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson in April. Souza would then move up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz in November, with Souza once again coming out on the wrong side of a decision. After deciding to leave the middleweight division, Souza was removed from the rankings. He will now look to begin re-establishing himself as a top contender in the division at UFC 249.

Uriah Hall (15-9) is currently ranked #10 at middleweight and defeating a recent top-5 contender in Jacare Souza would undoubtedly give Hall a boost in the division, especially given that it would be the third consecutive win for Hall and the fourth out of his last five fights. Most recently, Hall defeated the now #14-ranked Antonio Carlos Junior in September.

UFC 249 will take place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York on April 18, 2020, and will be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his lightweight championship against Tony Ferguson.

Do you believe Jacare Souza will have a successful middleweight return when he faces Uriah Hall at UFC 249?

Trending Articles

Darren Till Laughs At LeBron James’ Claims, Says Covington Would ‘Tear LeBron James A New Arsehole’

Darren Till has laughed off NBA superstar, LeBron James' recent comments about Colby Covington. Following Covington's win over Tyron...

Reebok Issues Statement On Colby Covington’s BLM Comments

Reebok has issued a statement noting that they do not agree with Colby Covington's recent statements about the Black Lives Matter movement....

No, LeBron James Did Not Respond to Colby Covington

No, LeBron James did not issue a response to Colby Covington’s remarks over the weekend, contrary to a story circulating over the...

Mike Perry Takes Heat For Using N-Word In Social Media Beef With Michael Jai White

Mike Perry is defending himself after taking heat for using the N-word. Perry hasn't been one to shy away...

Paulo Costa Responds To PED Accusations

In August, Israel Adesanya suggested that Paulo Costa could be using PEDs. Costa then taunted Adesanya in a Tweet suggesting that USADA...

Latest MMA News

UFC 253 Predictions: Adesanya vs. Costa

We are one sleep away from UFC 253. Fight Island will play host to this card that boasts two...

Sergio Pettis Ready For Bellator Title Fight Against Juan Archuleta

Sergio Pettis is ready to finally fight for gold. Pettis, the longtime UFC contender, never got a flyweight shot...

Diego Sanchez Wants Retirement Fight Against Conor McGregor

Diego Sanchez is looking for some big name fights to end his career. Sanchez will take on the up...

Anthony Smith Responds To Johnny Walker

Anthony Smith has responded to Johnny Walker's callout. Following Walker's first-round knockout win over Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas...

Israel Adesanya Explains Pre-Fight Encounter With Paulo Costa

UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has explained his pre-fight encounter with Paulo Costa. When Adesanya and Costa arrived at...

Khamzat Chimaev To Face Ranked Opponent In Main Event Fight Next

Khamzat Chimaev has rattled through his first 3 UFC opponents in quick succession. He needed just 17 seconds to knockout Gerald Meerschaert...

UFC 253 Weigh-In Results

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on Fight Island for the next five weeks starting with a very solid UFC 253.

Dana White On Colby Covington: “I Don’t Know What He Said Was Racist”

Dana White has been adamant that the UFC won't stop its athletes from saying whatever they want to. Former interim champion Colby...

Katlyn Chookagian Won’t Have Mark Henry In Her Corner Oct. 17

Katlyn Chookagian welcomes Jessica Andrade to the flyweight division on October 17 but won't have one of her key coaches with her...

Renato Moicano: Anthony Pettis Turned Down A Fight With Me

Prior to his scheduled matchup against Magomed Mustafaev on Oct. 17, Renato Moicano claimed former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis turned down...

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov Set As Oct. 17 Co-Headliner

A light heavyweight slugout will be taking place next month between two top-10 fighters, Volkan Oezdemir and Nikita Krylov.

Cory Sandhagen: Marlon Moraes Fight “Very Unexpected”

Cory Sandhagen wasn't expecting Marlon Moraes as his next opponent after coming off his first loss in the Octagon earlier this year.