UFC on FX 8 Result: Jacare Souza wins UFC debut with submission victory over Chris Camozzi

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza made his UFC debut on Saturday night at UFC on FX 8 and scored his 14th career submission victory with an arm triangle choke win over Chris Camozzi.UFC on FX 8

The fight opened with Camozzi bringing the fight to Jacare and the fight went to the ground as Jacare was able to get his opponent to the ground.

Jacare started in top position and looked to past to the half guard position. Jacare stood up from the position and then back to the ground where he achieved side control.

He looked for a submission but Camozzi was able to escape for the moment. However, Jacare would transition to another submission attempt and Camozzi tapped out to an arm triangle choke at the 3:37 mark of the opening round.

Jacare (18-3, 1NC) has now won four in a row since losing the Strikeforce title to Luke Rockhold and proved he is one of the best middleweight fighters in the world.

UFC on FX 8 Results:
Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:37
Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rafael Natal def. Joao Zeferino via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:08
Gleison Tibau def. John Cholish via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:34
Paulo Thiago def. Michel Prazeres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yuri Alcantara def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:31
Fabio Maldonado def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)
John Lineker def. Azamat Gashimov via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:07
Jussier Formiga def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lucas Martins def. Jeremy Larsen via KO (punch) – Round 3, :13