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‘Jacare’ Battled Illness Prior to UFC Sao Paulo, Believes He Won Three Rounds vs. Blachowicz

It wasn’t the light heavyweight debut he had hoped for, but considering the circumstances, Ronaldo Souza believes he had a pretty credible showing in the UFC Fight Night 164 headliner.

“Jacare” lost a split decision to Jan Blachowicz at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo on Saturday night, but the Brazilian star revealed that he had been battling an illness leading up to the bout. However, the former Strikeforce champion claims that it didn’t hinder him against his Polish opponent.

“I told the UFC I was coughing in a way that I can’t stop coughing, and this was 20 days ago,” Souza said following the bout.