Ronaldo Jacaré climbed another step towards a title shot in the UFC middleweight division.
The Brazilian defeated Gegard Mousasi by submission at their UFC Fight Night 50 main event bout, in Mashantucket, CT.
After dominating all three rounds, Jacaré trusted his Jiu Jitsu and found a guillotine choke to end the fight with only 30s to end the round.
After the fight, Jacaré spared no words when asked if he thinks he deserves an attempt at stripping Chris Weidman of his belt.
“Lyoto Machida fought five rounds with Mousasi and I finished him in the third. Anyone who says I don’t deserve a title shot don’t know what they are saying.”
In the com-main event, Ben Rothwell needed a little more than two minutes to knock Alistair Overeem out.
Here are the highlights and the full results.
Main Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Ronaldo Jacaré defeated Gegard Mousasi by submission (guillotine) at 4:30 of R3
Ben Rothwell defeated Alistair Overeem by TKO at 2:14 of R1
Matt Mitrione defeated Derrick Lewis by TKO at 0:41 of R1
Joe Lauzon defeated Michael Chiesa by TKO at 2:14 of R2
Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Nik Lentz (25-6-2) vs. Charles Oliveira (18-4) was cancelled
John Moraga finishes Tank Scroggins with a guillotine at 0:47 of R2
Al Iaquinta defeated Rodrigo Damn at 2:41 of R3
Rafael Natal defeated Chris Camozzi by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Beal defeated Tateki Matsuda by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Chas Skelly defeated Sean Soriano by Unaninous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)