Gray Maynard Set to Return Against Fabricio Camoes at UFC 176

Gray Maynard will be looking to get things back on track and his mission to do so will start with Fabricio Camoes at UFC 176. 

The former two-time lightweight title challenger will face the Brazilian veteran when the UFC hits The Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 2. The tilt between Maynard and Camoes will be a featured bout on a card that will be headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

The matchup was initially reported by the Los Angeles Daily News on Monday then confirmed on the UFC's Twitter account.

Whereas the former three-time All-American wrestling standout kicked off his run under the UFC banner in 2007 by putting together an eight-fight winning streak which earned him two shots at the 155-pound title, Maynard's path through the lightweight ranks has been a rough road as of late.

The 35-year-old returned from a lengthy stint on the sidelines in June 2012 to defeat Clay Guida, but he was then dealt back-to-back losses by TJ Grant and Nate Diaz respectively.

The former contender will need a win over Camoes in the worst way in order to remain relevant in a lightweight division that has grown increasingly more competitive over the past three years.

There are also heavy implications on the line where Camoes is concerned as well. The 35-year-old Rio de Janeiro native has competed under the UFC banner on five occasions and amassed a 1-3-1 record during his time inside the Octagon. He is currently in the midst of a two-fight slump with his most recent setback coming when Jim Miller defeated him via submission at UFC 168 last December. 

Duane Finley is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. All quotes are obtained firsthand unless noted otherwise.

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