‘Jacare’ Souza to Undergo Surgery for Fractured Humerus Suffered at UFC 262

By Tristen Critchfield May 16, 2021


Ronaldo Souza will underdo surgery after having his arm broken in a submission loss to Andre Muniz at UFC 262 on Saturday night.

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, “Jacare” suffered a fractured right humerus in the middleweight bout due to a Muniz armbar. That bout ended at the 3:59 mark of Round 1, as the decorated grappler’s upper arm audibly snapped.

Souza’s doctor, Rickson Moraes, described it as an “urgent procedure” while adding: “But in general he’s fine, despite the fracture.”

Souza will have surgery on Monday in the United States, per an ESPN report. The former Strikeforce champion is in good spirits after the injury.

“The UFC is giving me all the support,” he told ESPN. “When the world stopped, the UFC was moving and taking care of all the athletes.”

Souza has lost four consecutive UFC appearances dating back to a decision defeat against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 150 on April 27, 2019. The ADCC gold medalist’s last victory came via third-round KO against Chris Weidman at UFC 230 in November 2018.

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