Ferreira has withdrawn from his scheduled
UFC on FX 8 clash with Chris
Camozzi due to injury.
UFC officials recently announced that Rafael
Natal will take Ferreira’s place in the middleweight bout,
which goes down on May 18 at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul,
Brazil. It is the second time in a week that an injury has altered
the matchup, as C.B.
Dollaway was replaced by Camozzi early last week. UFC on FX 8
is headlined by a key 185-pound showdown between Luke
Rockhold and Vitor
The 30-year-old Natal enters the fight having won three of his last
four bouts, including a third-round submission of promotional
Spencer at UFC on Fox 6 in January. The Gracie Fusion
representative also owns triumphs over Paul
Bradley and Michael
Kuiper during his UFC tenure.
Camozzi will be looking for his fifth straight win inside the
Octagon. After besting Dustin
Jacoby, Nick Catone
Cane in 2012, the Colorado native began 2013 with a split
verdict over Nick Ring at
UFC 158. Camozzi has not tasted defeat since dropping a unanimous
decision to Francis
Carmont in October 2011.