LAS VEGAS — Following a successful UFC debut, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will step up in competition with a match against Yushin Okami, UFC President Dana White said on Thursday.
Souza and Okami will face each other at an event that is yet to be announced.
“That fight will happen, Okami and Jacare,” White told reporters at UFC Media Day. “That’s the fight we’re going to make.”
White added that the location and date of the fight has been determined, but he could not recall the information, off hand.
UFC officials responded to GRACIEMAG.com when asked about the date and venue, advising that an announcement won’t be made at this time.
Souza last competed at UFC on FX 8 in Jaragua do Sul, where he scored a first-round submission-win over Chris Camozzi in their co-main event bout.
Okami, a one-time challenger to the UFC middleweight title, last competed at UFC on Fuel TV 8, where he won a split decision over former Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard.
GRACIEMAG.com will have updates about the Jacare-Okami match-up as more information becomes available.