Veteran fighter Jacare Souza has departed the UFC roster just days after losing at the promotion’s May 15th pay-per-view event. News of Souza parting ways with the UFC was first reported by Marcelo Alonso and Jay Pettry of Sherdog.
Souza, 41, competed in the UFC 17 times since joining the roster in 2013. He entered the UFC after numerous years at a high level in MMA, having competed in major promotions Strikeforce and DREAM.
Souza had a short run as the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion in 2010, defeating Tim Kennedy for the belt and defending it once before losing it the next year.
The UFC run of Souza came to a conclusion after four consecutive losses. The losing streak started with fights against two major competitors in 2019, middleweight Jack Hermansson and now-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz.
The third loss for Souza came in late 2020, where Kevin Holland stopped him within a round with strikes. Souza suffered a gruesome injury in his last fight, as Andre Muniz injured his humerus during an armbar at UFC 262.