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'Jacare' Souza wipes out late replacement Chris Camozzi in first round

NEWARK -- It took Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza just over two minutes to dispatch late replacement Chris Camozzi and earn his fifth straight victory in the UFC while taking another step towards a middleweight title shot. Souza actually beat Camozzi in his UFC debut, but the two were matched up again as a matter of after the Brazilian's original opponent, Yoel Romero, was forced to withdraw...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Jacare’ Souza Taps Out Chris Camozzi In First Round At UFC On FOX 15

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza made it looks easy tonight at UFC On FOX 15 as he tapped out Chris Camozzi with a first round armbar submission. Round One: Camozzi with a leg kick to start. Jacare moving forwards with purpose but takes another leg kick. Jacare with a hard body kick and punches behind it. Camozzi with a winging head kick that’s easily dodged. Now works out the jab...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White Offers Simple Explanation For Chris Camozzi’s Rematch With ‘Jacare’ Souza

Chris Camozzi (pictured) was exiled from the UFC all of eight months ago after dropping four straight scraps. Following November’s submission victory over Jeremy Kimball for Fight to Win, a tiny Colorado-based MMA promotion headed by former UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin, Camozzi finds himself right back in the big leagues. But the hits don’t end there for Camozzi. He’s...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi's off-season work gave him confidence to take short notice fight

Middleweight Chris Camozzi hit the UFC hard, going 6-2 in his first eight bouts inside the top MMA promotion from 2010 to 2013. Then, he would go on to lose four straight and get cut from the UFC. Camozzi lost all but one of those by decision, two of those by the very close split variety. That is to say, he wasn't blown out by anyone, except for the guy who started his losing streak...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White Bluntly Explains Why Chris Camozzi Is Getting ‘Jacare’ Rematch

Chris Camozzi has stepped in as a late replacement to fight Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza this Saturday night at UFC On FOX 15 in New Jersey after Yoel Romero pulled out injured, but not everyone’s thrilled about the match-up. This is mainly down to the fact that Camozzi already fought the Brazilian a couple of years ago and was easily defeated by submission in the first round. Camozzi...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi Steps In To Rematch Jacare Souza At UFC On FOX 15

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will remain on the UFC On FOX 15 main card after all after Chris Camozzi agreed to step in on short notice to replace Yoel Romero who had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. It’s a big ask for Camozzi to step in on just a week’s notice against an opponent of Jacare’s caliber – particular as the last time they met in May of 2013 he lasted...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi replaces Yoel Romero, faces 'Jacare' Souza in New Jersey

Following an injury to Yoel Romero, the UFC announced on Saturday that Chris Camozzi will return to the Octagon to face Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza at next weekend's FOX UFC Fight Night card in New Jersey. Romero was pulled from the fight card after suffering a knee injury last week in training and while there was some hope he would still be able to compete, ultimately the former Olympic...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi Signs with Shane Carwin’s Prize Fighting Championship

It always helps to have friends in high places. Less than a week after announcing he had been cut by the UFC, middleweight Chris Camozzi has signed with Prize Fighting Championship, a Colorado-based MMA promotion where his buddy, Shane Carwin, serves as vice president of fighter development. Camozzi will make his organizational debut against Jeremy Kimball on November 21. The 185...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi Announces His Release From The UFC

Chris Camozzi has announced that he’s been released by the UFC, bringing an end to a 13 fight run in the promotion over the course of four and a half years. Camozzi initially made his way to the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 where he made it past the elimination round only to then have to pull out due to an injury. He was given a chance to prove himself in the Octagon...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Camozzi Announces UFC Release

The UFC has cut middleweight Chris Camozzi (pictured) following September’s controversial split decision defeat to Rafael Natal, his fourth straight defeat under the promotion’s watch. Camozzi announced his unemployment status Wednesday in a blog post. “Cuts are minor nuances that sometimes leave a scar as a reminder,” Camozzi wrote. “They are not life changing and if...
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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