If you were beside yourself with despair when it was announced that “Jacare” Souza will no longer fight Yoel Romero at UFC 184 this month, rejoice, the bout has been rebooked.
The UFC has announced that Souza and Romero will fight at UFC on FOX 15, which will go down on April 18th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The fight will co-headline the card, which will feature Lyoto Machida taking on fellow, top 185’er Luke Rockhold in the main event.
Souza (21-3), who was forced to pull out of UFC 184 due to a bout of pneumonia, has won seven straight fights and is currently ranked #2 in the UFC’s middleweight division. Most recently, at a Fight Night card in September, the jiu-jitsu wizard tapped out Gegard Mousasi with a third round, guillotine choke.
Romero (9-1) has also been scoring plenty of wins, as the Olympic Silver Medalist wrestler has won five straight since joining the UFC. Romero scored a controversial, stoppage win over Tim Kennedy in his last outing, which took place at UFC 178 in September.
So, it looks like UFC on FOX 15 will feature some pretty important / intriguing scraps at middleweight.