HORRIFYING: Referee Stops Fight at UFC 262 as ‘Jacare’ Souza’s Arm Snaps During Submission

Published 05/15/2021, 10:20 PM EDT


UFC middleweight legend Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza suffered a devastating arm snap at the hands of surging contender Andre Muniz. The bout took place as the featured preliminary card bout and was a massive opportunity for Muniz to showcase his skills. ‘Sergipano’ was certainly successful in the endeavor, as he became the first man to submit Souza in MMA.

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Andre Muniz came into the fight claiming that he was the better grappler, a claim that the commentary team waved off as ludicrous. However, Muniz has now accomplished what no man ever has in MMA by tapping out the legendary grappling ace. Chiefly, Ronaldo Souza’s arm snapping could be heard clearly on the broadcast as Muniz synched up the armbar.

Following his victory, Muniz said that he heard the arm snap and willingly let go out of respect. What’s more, he acknowledged the fact that ‘Jacare’ Souza was his idol growing up and was an inspiration on the grappling mat. There’s no doubt that tapping out ‘Jacare’ will age well on his resume going forward.

UFC 262: Ronaldo Souza vs Andre Muniz

Ronaldo Souza, who was landing crisp strikes early on, even secured an early takedown. It appeared as though he was bouncing back with the right mindset, following his KO loss to Kevin Holland.

However, ‘Sergipano’ showed early promise, landing two takedowns on his compatriot. He was just the third fighter to land a takedown on Souza, with Chris Weidman and Jack Hermansson being the other two.

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‘Jacare’ Souza has now lost his last four fights. Hence, the 41-year-old could very well be on the chopping block.

Following the impressive submission at UFC 262, Muniz stated that he’s looking to secure a fight against an opponent within the top 15 at 185 lbs. Given the magnitude of his recent win, he’ll more than likely get his wish and move up the ranks at middleweight.

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What did you make of ‘Sergipano’s brutal submission finish at UFC 262 at the home of the Houston Rockets?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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