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Friday, Aug 23, 2013

“Fight for the Troops III”:Two More Middleweight Bouts Confirmed

Chris Camozzi kneeing James Hammortree (photo via chriscamozzimma.com)

By FCF Staff

The upcoming, November 6th, “Fight for the Troops III” card has received two more middleweight bouts, just days after the UFC announced that Lyoto Machida will fight Tim Kennedy in the headliner. The card will be hosted by Kentucky’s Fort Campbell and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

UFC vet Chris Camozzi and former Strikeforce competitor Lorenz Larkin will look to get back on the winning track against one another. Camozzi (19-6) was choked out by “Jacare” Souza at a UFC on FX card in May, which ended his four fight win streak.

Larkin (13-1) made his Octagon debut at UFC on FOX 7 in April, but came up short versus Francis Carmont, and lost by unanimous decision. Prior to that the noted striker worked his way to a UD win over Robbie Lawler, while fighting under the Strikeforce banner.

In the other confirmed bout, former Olympic Wrestling Silver Medalist Yoel Romero will battle the rising Ronny Markes.

Romero (5-1) made his UFC debut in April and knocked out Clifford Starks, but prior to that the Cuban born fighter was KO’d by “Feijao” Cavalcante with Strikeforce.

Markes (14-1) has now won three straight since arriving in the UFC, and most recently the Brazilian middleweight worked his way to a UD win over Andrew Craig in January.



posted by FCF Staff @ 12:13 pm
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