Ronaldo Souza

by John Max 07 Dec,2016
Ronaldo Souza
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Weight in KG 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb) kg
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Ronaldo Souza dos Santos
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Vila Velha, Espírito Santo
  • Salary N/A
  • Married to Larissa Carvalho
  • Famous Name Ronaldo Souza
  • Children 3
  • Divorce N/A
  • Nationality Brazilian
  • Ethnicity Mix
  • Profession Mixed Martial Artist
  • Currently Club UFC

The fans of mixed martial artists are very much familiar with the face of Ronaldo Souza. He is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, submission grappler, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. Right now, Souza competes in the UFC’s middleweight division. Earlier he was also entitled by Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

Formerly, he competed in DREAM and Jungle Fight. Ronaldo Souza was born as Ronaldo Souza dos Santos. His nickname is Jacare. Let's take a look at his wiki to gain information regarding his career, net worth, personal life, family and more. 

Ronaldo Souza Net Worth in 2019; How much does he Earn?

Ronaldo Souza has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2019. The significant source of his income is his MMA career. Till the date, he had made over   $3,106,500 from his entire fighting career:





Strikeforce: Evolution


Matt Lindland


Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery


Joey Villasenor


Strikeforce: Houston


Tim Kennedy


Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg


Robbie Lawler


Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov


Luke Rockhold


Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey


Bristol Marunde


Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman


Derek Brunson


Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine


Ed Herman


UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold


Chris Camozzi


UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Bader


Yushin Okami


UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Mousasi


Francis Carmont


UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi


Gegard Mousasi


UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Rockhold


Chris Camozzi


UFC 194


Yoel Romero


UFC 198


Vitor Belfort


UFC 208


Tim Boetsch


UFC on Fox: Johnson vs  Reis


Robert Whittaker


UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Brunson 2


Derek Brunson


UFC 224


Kelvin Gastelum


UFC 230


Chris Weidman


UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson


Jack Hermansson


With tremendous earnings, he is living a lavish lifestyle. 

Ronaldo Souza Personal Life: Married, Wife, & Childen

Ronaldo Souza is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Larissa Carvalho.  Right now, they are living happily as husband and wife. The pair is blessed with three sons as well.

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Ronaldo Souza is loyal to his wife and has not cheated on her. There is no rumor about their divorce. They share strong love and affection with each other. He is a loving husband and a caring father too.

Ronaldo Souza Bio and Early Life

Ronaldo Souza was born on December 7, 1979, in Vila Velha, Brazil. He is a Brazilian by his nationality and is of Portuguese descent. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Ronaldo Souza was raised in Cariacica.

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Happy Mother's Day to my Mother, my wife and all the Mothers of the World.

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Before being professional mixed martial arts, Ronaldo Souza excelled as a football goalkeeper. He played football till the age of 15. At the age of 15, he saw his best friends shot to death. After this event, Souza moved with his mother to his maternal uncle house in Manaus. At Manaus, he started the training of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Judo.

Ronaldo Souza MMA Career

Ronaldo Souza is an eight-time World Jiu-jitsu champion. He bagged gold medals for his nation in the Openweight class in 2003, 2004 and 2005. On September 9, 2003, Souza put his step in the world of mixed martial arts. He fought at Jungle Fight’s and lost against the Jorge “Macaco” Patino by KO at 3: 13 in the first round.

Afterward, Ronaldo Souza competed as a fighter in DREAM and Strikeforce. He got close to becoming the DREAM Middleweight Champion but was defeated by Gegard Mousasi in the finale. At Strikeforce, he played splendidly. Souza became the popular fighter and managed to defeat several of his competitors like Ed Herman, Bristol Marunde, and Tim Kennedy. He became the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion after defeating Tim Kennedy but later lost the title to Luke Rockhold.

YouTube: Ronaldo Souza Highlights

In May 2013, Ronaldo Souza made his debut at UFC against Chris Camozzi in a winning effort. He has defeated fighters like Yushin Okami, Vitor Belfort, and Derek BrunsonSouza recently lost to Kevin Gastelum on May 12, 2018, at UFC 224. He defeated  Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on November 3, 2018.

Ronaldo Souza has dedicated and devoted towards the society as well. He is associated with GRAACC- Support Group for Adolescent and Children with Cancer.

Ronaldo Souza Facts

The Brazillian MMA fighter, Ronaldo Souza has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch and his weight is around 185lb. He is actively available on social networking sites. Souza is popular on Instagram and Facebook. More details about his career can be found in the wiki. 

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