Chris Camozzi Returns to Fight Francis Carmont at UFC 137

Written by Tom Ngo
September 12th, 2011

UFC Chris Camozzi

After a brief hiatus from the Octagon, middleweight Chris Camozzi (Pictured) will make his return to the big leagues against Francis Carmont at “UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit.”

The former “The Ultimate Fighter 11” contestant holds a 15-4 professional record and posted a 2-1 mark during his initial stint with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.

Camozzi took a controversial split decision victory over veteran Joey Villasenor this past May at “Shark Fights 15” in his only fight since his UFC release.

Carmont, a striker who trains alongside UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, has long fought at light heavyweight but will make his promotional debut in the middleweight division. He owns a 16-7 pro record.

Speaking of GSP, the planet’s baddest 170-pounder defends his crown against Carlos Condit in the pay-per-view’s featured attraction.

The Mandalay Bay Events Center will host the October 29th extravaganza:

Here are the athletes slated to compete in the show:

Preliminary Bouts:

Francis Carmont vs. Chris Camozzi

Dannny Downes vs. Ramsey Nijem

Eliot Marshall vs. Brandon Vera

Jeff Curran vs. Scott Jorgensen

Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Bart Palaszewski vs. Tyson Griffin

Dennis Siver vs. Donald Cerrone

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop

Roy Nelson vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo

BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz

Carlos Condit vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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