“Jacare” entered MMA as a one-dimension grappler whose BJJ brilliance made up for his rudimentary stand-up more often than not. However, Souza has certainly grown since showing up on the scene, improving his striking to the point he can now be considered a well-rounded competitor. The talented Brazilian offered up evidence of his evolution against Okami when the two tussled at UFC Fight Night 28, knocking out the seasoned veteran in less than three minutes (also marking the fastest Okami has ever been finished in his 37-fight career).
There were only two UFC events in September but the shows still delivered enough action to keep fans satisfied for the month. Included in the bunch was a pair of title-fights, a plethora of highlight reel finishes, and an all-time classic between light heavyweights Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson. With October around the corner, it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the Octagon action from the past 30 days. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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