UFC on Fox 15 is on the horizon and there is a lot of talk surrounding Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. He was scheduled to face middleweight standout Yoel Romero in the co-main event, but Romero had to withdraw on short notice due to a knee injury. Rather than scrap the entire co-main event and have Jacare’s fight preparation go to waste the UFC reached out to their roster to see who would fight Souza.

It doesn’t look like anyone was willing, because Chris Camozzi is now scheduled to take Romero’s place in the match. Camozzi lost to Souza in 2013 and then dropped three more fights in the following year before being handed his walking papers. There was a lot of push back from fans on social media as to why they were going to receive a rematch that no body wanted to see. Dana White responded to one such fan on Twitter, “Hey dummy, U know how many people wanna fight Jacare on 6 days notice? 1!!!!”

So, here we are and Jacare is one of the heaviest favorites in the history of the sport, but with good reason. In there first match he didn’t just defeat Camozzi. He absolutely schooled him and got a first round submission by arm triangle choke. The arm triangle choke isn’t one of the rarest submissions in the sport, but Jacare certainly has a liking for the technique.

Over the course of Jacare’s professional mixed martial arts career he has secured a total of fifteen submission victories. A true, elite, jiu-jitsu artist, he mixes things up well and has a diverse arsenal of submission techniques. He has applied the arm-triangle choke to four of his past victims, including Chris Camozzi.

The technique is often attempted, but only the highest level grappler’s can consistently apply it the way that Jacare does. The position is applied most often from side control. It is a blood choke which involves strangling your opponent between his or her own shoulder and your own arm. When applied from the front headlock position it is known as the Anaconda Choke.

There is a lot of talk surrounding this up coming fight, and most of it sounds like people are expecting a replay of there first fight. If Camozzi is able to pull off a victory it will be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the UFC.

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Michael Davis
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Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.