Andre Muniz added a highlight to his reel at UFC 262 – and it was a gruesome one against a legend.
In the UFC 262 featured prelim, Muniz (21-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) submitted Ronaldo Souza (26-10 MMA, 9-7 UFC) via a modified armbar at 3:59 of Round 1. The stoppage came after Souza’s arm audibly snapped.
The event took place at Toyota Center in Houston. It aired on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of the main card on pay-per-view.
The fight was contested on the feet until Muniz shot for a double-leg. Souza briefly Muniz off, but the younger Brazilian kept his grip on “Jacare.” Muniz worked his way to the back. As “Jacare” elevated in an attempt to shake his opponent off, Muniz grabbed hold of an arm. As he slid off Souza, Muniz secured a nasty torque on the arm. From there, he squeezed and the snap occurred.
As Souza stood up, he appeared to be in good spirits, but his arm was dangling. With the cage-side doctor holding it in place, Souza was escorted into the dressing room before the official decision was read.
With the win, Muniz has won seven in a row – a streak stretching back to 2017. Prior to his victory against Souza, Muniz defeated Bartosz Fabinski via submission and Antonio Arroyo via unanimous decision to start his UFC tenure.
Meanwhile, tough times continue for “Jacare.” Souza, 41, has lost four straight fights and five of his most recent six. The Brazilian MMA legend’s most recent win was at UFC 230 in November 2018 when he knocked out Chris Weidman.
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