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Ronaldo Souza was born on 7 December, 1979 in Vila Velha, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. Discover Ronaldo Souza's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 41 years old?

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Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 7 December 1979
Birthday 7 December
Birthplace Vila Velha, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian

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Ronaldo Souza Height, Weight & Measurements

At 42 years old, Ronaldo Souza height is 1.85 m and Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb).

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Height 1.85 m
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
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Who Is Ronaldo Souza's Wife?

His wife is Larissa Carvalho

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Wife Larissa Carvalho
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Ronaldo Souza Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Ronaldo Souza worth at the age of 42 years old? Ronaldo Souza’s income source is mostly from being a successful Fighter. He is from Brazilian. We have estimated Ronaldo Souza's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Souza was scheduled to face Uriah Hall for a middleweight bout on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed and the bout was scheduled on May 9, 2020. On May 8, Souza had to withdraw from the fight after testing positive for COVID-19.


Souza was scheduled to face Yoel Romero on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 150. However, it was reported in early April that Romero pulled out of the bout due to illness. Souza remained on the card and faced Jack Hermansson in the main event at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Souza moved up to the Light Heavyweight division and faced Jan Błachowicz on November 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 22. He would lose the fight by split decision.


A rematch with Derek Brunson took place on January 27, 2018 in the main event at UFC on Fox 27. Souza won the fight via TKO in the first round. This win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus.

Souza faced Kelvin Gastelum on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224. He lost the fight via split decision. The fight also received Fight of the Night honors.

Souza was expected to face David Branch on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230. However on October 19, 2018 It was reported that Souza replaced injured Luke Rockhold to face Chris Weidman in the event. He won the fight via knockout in the third round. Both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.


Souza faced Tim Boetsch on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208. He won the fight via submission in the first round. The win also earned Souza his third Performance of the Night bonus award.

Souza fought Robert Whittaker on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24. He lost by second-round TKO. During the event weekend, Souza signed a new, eight-fight deal with UFC.


Souza faced Vitor Belfort on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198. He won the fight via TKO in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

Souza was expected to face Luke Rockhold in a rematch on November 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101. However the pairing was cancelled on 1 November after Rockhold was ruled out of the contest after sustaining an undisclosed injury. As a result, Souza was removed from the card as well.


Souza was expected to face Yoel Romero on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184. Souza pulled out of the fight on January 15, due to pneumonia. The bout was rescheduled for April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15. Romero pulled out of the fight a week before the event, citing a ligament and meniscus tear in his knee. Souza instead rematched returning veteran Chris Camozzi, submitting him with a first-round armbar.

The bout with Romero was scheduled for a third time, eventually taking place on December 12, 2015 at UFC 194. Souza lost the bout via split decision. 12 of 17 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Souza, and 3 of 17 scored it a draw.


Souza beat Francis Carmont by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, and 30–27) on February 15, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 36. After, he said he was injured during his training camp and would require a minimum of six weeks for recovery.

Souza was expected to rematch Gegard Mousasi on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176. When the event was cancelled, the bout was rescheduled for September 5, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 50. Souza won via submission in the third round, earning his first Performance of the Night bonus award.


In his second defense, Souza lost his Middleweight Championship against American Kickboxing Academy fighter Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision (50–45, 48–47, and 48–47).

Souza faced UFC veteran Ed Herman at the final Strikeforce card, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, on January 12, 2013. He won via submission in the first round.

Souza signed a five-fight deal with the UFC in January 2013.

Souza was expected to make his promotional debut against Costas Philippou on May 18, 2013, at UFC on FX 8. Philippou pulled out of the bout in early May, citing a cut above his eye, and was replaced by Chris Camozzi. Souza arm-triangle choked Camozzi unconscious in the first round.

Souza next knocked out Yushin Okami in the first round on September 4, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 28.


On March 3, 2012, Souza made his sixth Strikeforce appearance against late replacement Bristol Marunde. Souza won via arm-triangle choke, submitting Marunde at 2:43 of the final round.

On August 18, 2012, Souza faced Derek Brunson in his seventh Strikeforce appearance. Souza dropped Brunson early with a counter right hand which planted Brunson on the mat and landed three ground strikes, knocking out Brunson in just 41 seconds.


Souza fought Tim Kennedy on August 21, 2010 at Strikeforce: Houston for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship, and won via unanimous decision. Souza then defended the belt for the first time against Robbie Lawler, on January 29, 2011 at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg.


Souza made his Strikeforce debut on December 19, 2009 at Strikeforce: Evolution with a first-round submission win over Matt Lindland, via arm-triangle choke. In this fight, Souza showed a major improvement in his stand up game and striking. Souza faced Joey Villaseñor on May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. He won the fight via unanimous decision, dominating the first round, being very aggressive, achieving the mount position and almost achieving the submission, but slowed down on the 2nd and 3rd round.


In 2008, Souza signed with Japanese MMA-promotion DREAM and was scheduled to participate in the 2008 DREAM Middleweight Grand-Prix. In the first round of the tournament, at DREAM 2 on April 29, 2008, he defeated Ian Murphy by a rear-naked choke submission in the first round. This secured him a place in the quarter-finals which took place at DREAM 4 on June 15 where he fought former ICON Sport Middleweight Champion Jason "Mayhem" Miller. The fight went the distance with Souza continuously going for submissions with Miller escaping multiple rear-naked choke, leglock and armbar-attempts while mounting his own offense on the feet. Souza was awarded a unanimous decision victory which secured him a place in the semi-final of the Middleweight Grand-Prix.


In 2006, Souza fought and drew with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in a grappling contest. After the match Souza was invited by Couture to train at his gym. Souza accepted and started training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Souza's first fight of 2007 was on May 19 with him scoring a submission win due to strikes over veteran Bill Vucick at Gracie Fighting Championships: Evolution. He would next fight twice within a two-week period on September 29 and October 13, scoring two submission wins both within the first round.


Souza was born in Vila Velha, Brazil, into a cafuzo family and was raised in Cariacica, Brazil. Souza had a rough upbringing, and on the day he turned 15, he saw one of his good friends get shot to death. After this event, Souza's mother moved him to Manaus to go and live with his brother and he started training in Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 17. He is an eight-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, including gold medals in the Openweight class in 2003, 2004 and 2005. His other credentials include the 2005 77–87 kg ADCC Champion and the 2005 ADCC Absolute Division runner-up, only losing to Roger Gracie who outweighed him by approximately 25 lbs. Along with Roger Gracie and Marcelo Garcia, Souza is widely considered to be among the greatest BJJ practitioners of his time.

Souza made his mixed martial arts debut on September 9, 2003 at Jungle Fight's inaugural event where he lost to Jorge "Macaco" Patino by KO at 3:13 into the first round. He returned to mixed martial arts eight months later at Jungle Fight 2 securing a submission win over Victor Babkir under a minute into the first round. His next fight was in April 2006 at Jungle Fight 6 where he got his second win, defeating Alexander Shlemenko by an arm triangle choke submission. He went on to fight twice before the end of 2006, winning both fights by submission during the first round.


Ronaldo Souza dos Santos (born December 7, 1979), nicknamed Jacaré (Portuguese pronunciation:  [ʒakaˈɾɛ] ), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and submission grappler, competing in the UFC's Light Heavyweight division. A highly regarded grappler on the world stage, Souza is also the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, and has also formerly competed for DREAM, and Jungle Fight. He has victories over 3 former UFC champions, Robbie Lawler, Chris Weidman, and Vitor Belfort.