Fans were always aware of Ronaldo Souza's sublime skill on the mat. However, until last night, few realized how powerful "Jacare" was. That changed with Souza's stoppage of the always-game Yushin Okami in the opening round of action. With the middleweight title tied up, and most of the 185ers worthy of Souza's time busy, chances are Souza will have to wait for fights to unfold between the likes of Costa Philippou-Francis Carmont, Mark Munoz-Michael Bisping, and Luke Rockhold-Tim Boetsch before having a better idea of who his next opponent might be.
Last night the Octagon made a stop in Brazil where blood was spilled, consciousness faded, and title-shots were earned thanks to the lineup for UFC Fight Night 28. Though many of the evening’s top performances came from regional studs still making a name for themselves amongst international fans, some of the main players also produced impressive results. Here’s a look at what could/should be next for some of the show’s brightest stars including Joseph Benavidez, Ronaldo Souza, and Glover Teixeira… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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