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“Jacare” will look to put an end to his recent losing skid this May.
Both fighters confirmed the booking on social media Wednesday following an initial report from Combate.
Souza (26-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) has lost three straight fights entering UFC 262, with the most recent coming by knockout against Kevin Holland in December. The fight was Souza’s only bout in 2020, though he was booked to fight Uriah Hall earlier in the year and withdrew following a positive COVID-19 test.
As for Muniz (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC), he earned his UFC deal on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019 when he quickly submitted now-Bellator middleweight Taylor Johnson. After he won a unanimous decision over Antonio Arroyo in his UFC debut, Muniz submitted Bartosz Fabinski in the first round of their September fight.
With the addition, the UFC 262 card includes:
Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira
Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Ferguson
Jamie Pickett vs. Jordan Wright
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany
Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos
Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Andre Muniz vs. Ronaldo Souza