For the second straight UFC pay-per-view event, a fighter suffered a broken bone. This time, it was middleweight veteran Jacare Souza, who had his arm snapped by Andre Muniz on the final fight before the UFC 262 pay-per-view main card.
Muniz trapped Souza’s right arm in an armbar as the two hit the canvas, and the arm snapped in sickening fashion as he extended his hips and pulled the limb. The official time of stoppage was 3:59 of round one.
Replays including audio capture the moment the arm breaks. It was not for the faint of heart, just as former middleweight champ Chris Weidman’s broken leg turned stomachs at UFC 261 this past month.
Check out the video:
HE BROKE HIS ARM @AndreMunizUFC submits Jacare Souza in Round 1!! #UFC262 pic.twitter.com/dH6tn41xhZ— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) May 16, 2021
Here’s how fighters – including Weidman – reacted to Muniz’s win and Souza’s broken arm.
Ahhhhhh— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 16, 2021
Ok no more replay— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) May 16, 2021
Broken bones. Ouch ouch ouch #UFC262— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) May 16, 2021
Oh man. I can’t watch this. Feel terrible for Jacare— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 16, 2021
That noise... snap! https://t.co/XHOIfe8jWl— Nik “The Carny” Lentz (@NikLentz) May 16, 2021
It’s very surprising for a BJJ ace like Jacare, to try to stand up in a position like that where his arm is trapped. Maybe we get so good and over confident that we feel we can skip steps to get out of dangerous situations like that one. That cost him big. #UFC262— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 16, 2021
Jacare didn’t even flinch... Thats next level insane. #ufc262— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) May 16, 2021
Ouch been there done that https://t.co/TO9Jr5Mrxm— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) May 16, 2021