Jacare, Fili Winners at UFC on FOX Card

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s UFC middleweight title aspirations are still alive following a spectacular knockout of Derek Brunson on Saturday.

Souza (25-5) finished the always dangerous Brunson via TKO at 3:50 of the opening round. The 185-pound contest headlined UFC Fight Night at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.

Before the bout, Souza, 38, admitted he contemplated retirement in 2017, after a pair of surgeries sidelined him during the second half of the year. The Brazilian willed himself to return, however, and was rewarded with Saturday’s result.

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