Luiz Cane-Chris Camozzi, Gabriel Gonzaga-Geronimo ‘Mondragon’ Booked for UFC 153



Luiz Cane’s delayed middleweight debut will now take place at UFC 153, as “Banha” is slated to lock horns with Chris Camozzi on Oct. 13.

Promotion officials confirmed the booking Wednesday on the UFC’s Brazilian website. Additionally, Brazilian website Tatame.com reports that former heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga will take on Octagon newcomer Geronimo dos Santos at the event.

UFC 153 marks the Las Vegas-based promotion’s third trip to Rio de Janeiro in 14 months and will emanate from the HSBC Arena. The show is expected to air on pay-per-view and will see featherweight champion Jose Aldo defend his belt against surging challenger Erik Koch in the main event.

Cane, 31, was initially to make his debut at 185 pounds against former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami at UFC 150, but Cane was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury. The Brazilian now enters the cage having lost three of his last four fights at light heavyweight, most recently falling by knockout by unbeaten Bulgarian Stanislav Nedkov just under one year ago at UFC 134.

Camozzi has won back-to-back bouts heading into his showdown with Cane. The American has been perfect in 2012 thus far, first submitting Dustin Jacoby with a guillotine choke in January before badly lacerating Nick Catone last month at UFC on FX 4 en route to a third-round doctor's stoppage. The victory marks the fifth win by way of knockout for Camozzi, who also owns six career triumphs by submission.

A Rio native now fighting out of Ludlow, Mass., 33-year-old Gonzaga returned to the UFC in January to submit countryman Ednaldo Oliveira. The submission specialist holds an 8-5 record in the UFC, including a famous head kick knockout of Mirko Filipovic.

Known as “Geronimo Mondragon,” dos Santos enters the UFC having compiled more than 40 bouts in six years as a professional. The 31-year-old from Bahia, Brazil, currently rides a 10-fight winning streak.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Veteran middleweight Costas Philippou has been forced off this month’s UFC Fight Night 59 main card with an injury.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC / WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier, taking place Saturday, January 3... read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC has booked another slew of fights over the last week. Here is a quick rundown of what they put together. Since the UFC has decided to produce 50+ events in 2015, there is a remarkable amount read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS – UFC 182 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT local time).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 38 views

Bloody Elbow is the place to be for live streaming video of UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier weigh-ins in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, January 2nd at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. It's not often that you can experience read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

The former WWE star took the stage for the UFC 182 fan Q&A on Friday afternoon (Jan. 2, 2015) and was welcomed to the combat sports fold by drunk MMA fans. Phil "CM Punk" Brooks had the mic for today read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 255 views

Bloody Elbow is the place to be to check out a live video stream of the UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier post-fight press conference, which will kick off at approximately 1:30am ET/10:30pm PT. Join us here read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 323 views

LAS VEGAS – UFC 182 takes place today. You can watch a live video stream of the post-event news conference here on MMAjunkie at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET (10:30 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Vide read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Since his UFC debut in 2008, reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has quickly evolved into one of the most successful fighters in company history. Take a look inside his incredible numbers.F read news >>