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Souza dominates Mousasi, forces tap in third round

Souza Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi did little more than survive until the this round against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a rematch of an epic vitory in 2008 from the Dutch fighter. But this time Souza completely dominated Mousasi before forcing him to tap to a guillotine choke at the 4:30 mark in the third round and set himself up to be the next contender for the middleweight title after Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort duke it out in December.

Going into the fight it was well known that Souza was going to try to take the fight to the ground as quickly as possible, not something Mousasi would have wanted. Despite it being completely obvious what Souza wanted to do, Mousasi did not keep the separation with leg kicks that would prevent his opponent from lunging in and when he was taken to the ground he looked far too comfortable laying on his back without even keeping Souza honest with low body shots.

Souza kept heavy top pressure on Mousasi the entire fight and prevented him from swinging out of the half guard so he could get back to his feet. Souza kept moving, kept attempting different submissions at every chance he could and tired Mousasi with a variety of smaller shots that did their damage over a long period of time.

In the third round Souza took Mousasi to the ground three times. When Souza finally got his arm around Mousasi’s head while Mousasi was sitting with his back up against the cage, Souzi made sure his opponent’s arm was on the inside and just leaned back and got the submission hold locked in.

Souza earned his seventh-straight victory while Mousasi lose his second in three fights.

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