Middleweight C.B. Dollaway (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has suffered an injury and been forced out of his fight against Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 8. Stepping in to take his place will be Chris Camozzi (19-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC).
UFC officials on Monday announced Dollaway’s injury and replacement for the show.
UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event’s main card airs live on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Camozzi will make a fairly quick turnaround after his win a little more than two weeks ago at UFC 158 in Montreal, where he beat Nick Ring by split decision. That victory was his fourth straight since returning to the promotion after one fight outside the company. In 2012, Camozzi went 3-0 with stoppages of Dustin Jacoby and Nick Catone and a unanimous decision win over Luiz Cane.
Ferreira this past June won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” middleweight crown with a decision victory over Sergio Moraes at UFC 147. That victory moved him to 4-1 over the past three years, but the fight against Camozzi will be his first since that “TUF: Brazil” victory.
Dollaway was looking to extend his win streak to three after a two-fight skid. The “TUF 7? runner-up picked up a split-decision win over Daniel Sarafian and won “Fight of the Night” in the process at UFC on FX 7 in January. In May 2012, he beat Jason “Mayhem” Miller by decision at UFC 146 to get out of his two-fight losing streak.
With the change, the UFC on FX 8 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (FX 9 p.m. ET)
- Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
- Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Chris Camozzi vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 6 p.m. ET)
- Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz
- Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Yuri Alcantara vs. TBA
- Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago
- Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker
- Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
- John Cholish vs. Gleison Tibau
- Chris Cariaso vs. Jussier Formiga
- Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins
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(Pictured: Chris Camozzi)