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UFC 198 fight card: Ronaldo Souza vs Vitor Belfort full fight preview

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Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort will collide this Saturday (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. In a match up of Brazilian jiu-jitsu master and knockout artist, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight veterans Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort will square off this Saturday (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Souza has had a tough break. After putting together a massive win streak that was undoubtedly enough to earn him a title shot, he came up short via a debatable split decision to Yoel Romero, who promptly failed a drug test. Speaking of failing drug tests, Belfort is back in the title mix! He may have looked rather flat in his title loss to Chris Weidman, but a victory over “Jacare” would undoubtedly put him in the mix of potential No. 1-ranked title contenders.

Particularly if Luke Rockhold retains his title.

Either way, let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:

Ronaldo Souza
Record: 22-4 (1)
Key Wins: Gegard Mousasi (UFC Fight Night 50), Yushin Okami (UFC Fight Night 28), Francis Carmont (UFC Fight Night 36)
Key Losses: Luke Rockhold (Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov)
Keys to Victory: Souza is one of the finest Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts (MMA), and the rest of his game has become high-level. Now an effective wrestler and knockout puncher as well, Souza is one of the very best Middleweight fighters in the world.

In this bout, Souza’s entire key to victory relies on not getting knocked out in the opening round. At this point, it’s clear that Belfort has essentially one round — or as shown in the Weidman fight, one flurry — to finish his opponent or ….View full article

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