A pivotal middleweight bout that could determine the division’s top contender is scheduled for UFC 194, as Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is set to face Yoel Romero.
Following a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, UFC officials confirmed the matchup on Monday.
Jacare Souza vs Yoel Romero added to UFC 194
Souza is riding an eight-fight winning streak and is undefeated in his promotional career. He’s coming off a submission win over Chris Camozzi, and also recently stopped top contender Gegard Mousasi.
Romero picked up the biggest win of his career earlier this year, a TKO over former champ Lyoto Machida. He also recently stopped Tim Kennedy at UFC 178.
Souza vs. Romero will be featured on the pay-per-view main card.
UFC 194 takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 12. In the main event, Jose Aldo faces Conor McGregor to unify the featherweight belt.