Jacare Souza Calls For Rematch With Kelvin Gastelum
At UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson, Jacare Souza, to many fans’ surprise, lost to Jack Hermansson. The Brazilian was expected to pick up the win, and later face the UFC Middleweight Champion. However, those hopes are now well and truly over, but Jacare still wants to chase the title that has eluded him thus far.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (26-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) previously fought former title contender Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224, losing by split decision. However, with Whittaker set to face Adesanya to unify the titles, Jacare wants to run things back with Gastelum.
Jacare was initially expected to face Yoel Romero. However, with Romero pulling out, Jack Hermansson replaced “Solider of God”, and picked up a win over Souza. Jacare is now 3-3 in his last six fights, losing to Whittaker, Gastelum and Hermansson, while beating Chris Weidman and Derek Brunson in between.
Taking to social media, Souza respectfully called for a rematch with Kelvin.
“I’d like to have a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum”, Jacare wrote. “I’ve already asked UFC matchmaker, Mick (Maynard). I hope both UFC and Gastelum accept my request.”
Gastelum is also coming off a loss to Israel Adesanya for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship.