Chris Camozzi Moved Into UFC on FX 8 Bout With “Jacare” Souza
By FCF Staff
With Costa Philippou unable to fight “Jacare” Souza, due to a cut he reportedly incurred in training, the UFC has shuffled the UFC on FX 8 line-up and Chris Camozzi will now fight the decorated grappler. According to a tweet from the UFC, newcomer Joao Zeferino has agreed to fight Rafael Natal, who was originally set to fight Camozzi.
Like Philippou, Camozzi (19-5) has also been making noise in the UFC middleweight division, as the veteran has won four straight fights and is coming off a split decision win over Nick Ring.
Souza (17-3) has won three fights in a row, since he dropped the Strikeforce middleweight title to Luke Rockhold in September, 2011, and scored a submission win over Ed Herman in his last outing.
Zeferino (13-4) will make his Octagon debut riding a seven fight win streak, which includes a victory over UFC vet Sean Salmon.
Natal (15-4-1), meanwhile, will be looking to build on the submission win he scored over Sean Spencer in January.
UFC on FX 8 will take place in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, and the card will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold.