Chris Camozzi Now Fights Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC on FX 8

Written by Tom Ngo
May 3rd, 2013

UFC Middleweight Chris Camozzi

The game of musical middleweight chairs for UFC on FX 8 has come to a conclusion. After watching Costa Philippou withdraw from his scrap with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza due to a cut, Chris Camozzi (pictured) has agreed to face the former Strikeforce champion in the May 18 show. 

Camozzi was originally slated to fight Rafael Natal in the event, but couldn’t pass on the opportunity to co-headline the gig against stiffer competition. Natal will now meet Octagon rookie Joao Zeferino.

The UFC confirmed the swap Friday morning.

Camozzi collected his fourth straight win by taking a split decision victory over Nick Ring at UFC 158Jacare, meanwhile, makes his big league debut riding a three-fight winning streak. 

UFC on FX 8 takes place inside Jaragua Arena in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

Here is the show’s revised lineup:

Preliminary Card:

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Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso

John Lineker vs. Azamat Gashimov


Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz

Yuri Alcantara vs. Iliarde Santos

Paulo Thiago vs. Tiago dos Santos

Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish

Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Main Card:


Rafael Natal vs. Joao Zeferino

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Chris Camozzi

Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

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