Philippou out, Camozzi in vs. Jacare at UFC on FX 8 in Brazil


Costa Philippou suffered a cut suffered in training, and is out of his fight with former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC on FX 8 on May 18, 2013 in Brazil.

In response, the UFC did some card juggling.

Injuries are bad for the sport, but have proven good for Middleweight contender Chris Camozzi thus far, who was not originally on the card at all, and is now in the co-main event.

Originally, C.B. Dollaway was expected to face Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira.

Then Dollaway was injured and Camozzi was brought in to replace him.

Then Ferreira was injured, and was replaced by Renzo Gracie black belt Rafael "Sapo" Natal.

Now Philippou is injured, and Camozzi is the co-main event vs. Jacare.

Natal will now fight UFC newcomer Joao Zeferino.

While Jacare is one of the best grapplers on Earth, Camozzi is coming of a four-fight win streak, and is preparing to shock and dissapoint the Brazilian crowd.

In the UFC on FX 8 headliner, Vitor Belfort fights the last and thus perpetual Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold .


tags: UFC on FOX 8   Chris Camozzi (detail)  Costa Philipou   Ronaldo Souza   Jacare   


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UGCTT_El Pescadero site profile image  

5/17/13 11:01 AM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

Almost time!! Cammozi by 3rd Rnd KO (knee)

BrunoMcGyver site profile image  

5/3/13 9:42 PM by BrunoMcGyver

I like Camozzi and all and hope he does well. This is a great opportunity for him. That said, if Kyle Noke submitted him in a minute and a half I'd hate to see what a top level guy like Jacare does to him.

Rambo John J site profile image  

5/3/13 9:31 PM by Rambo John J

YepJacare is a man on a mission.Only interrupted by Gegards upkick.He was as good or better than Rockhold in his loss. IMO

Rambo John J site profile image  

5/3/13 9:23 PM by Rambo John J


UGCTT_NKTKDace site profile image  

5/3/13 9:19 PM by UGCTT_NKTKDace

Yup and it has a HUGE upside for Chris. He wins the fight and people that maybe still didn't want to take notice had better now. Jacare is a hell of a fight but no one is going to tell me for one second Chris doesn't have the tools to take this.Every fight starts on the feet and Chris has a great chin.

Rambo John J site profile image  

5/3/13 8:52 PM by Rambo John J

had 3 hund on JacareSo sad.

Ingrained Media site profile image  

5/3/13 8:42 PM by Ingrained Media

Chris did not let me finish mispronouncing "Jacare"before saying "hell yeah Ill fight him". Chris is a fighters fighter. Willing to face whoever they offer.

UGCTT_NKTKDace site profile image  

5/3/13 6:47 PM by UGCTT_NKTKDace

lol yup

DiscipleDojo site profile image  

5/3/13 4:22 PM by DiscipleDojo

Great news! Now I don't have to feel torn rooting for either Chris or Sapo and can root for both!