Jacare Souza Speaks On UFC 256 Loss To Kevin Holland

Jacare Souza has spoken out following his UFC 256 loss to Kevin Holland.

This past Saturday night, December 12, Souza shared the Octagon with Holland. The bout was featured on the main card of UFC 256. Jacare was able to get top control early in the fight, which usually means doom for his opponents. Instead, Holland landed a devastating punch off his back that had Jacare in a world of trouble. Holland followed up with punches to seal the deal.

Souza took to his Instagram account to express gratitude to his team and his supporters after the defeat.


“I would like to first thank God for the opportunity to fight again, also to my family, friends, and my dear fans for all the messages of support I received. I want to thank my great team for helping me prepare, and leaving me 100% for the fight. Now it’s time to rest for a few days with the family, and then return to the Octagon in search of victory! Thanks to everyone who cheered!”

In the video, Jacare said the following (h/t BJPenn.com).

“I did a very hard training camp. I’m very upset because I lost the fight. Right now I’m going to Brazil. I will spend time with my family right now. Thank you everyone that rooted for me. I will be back stronger.”

Souza is now on a three-fight skid. In that span, he’s suffered losses to Holland, Jan Blachowicz, and Jack Hermansson. He hasn’t emerged victorious since November 2018 when he knocked out former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.

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