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Chris Camozzi steps in for Yoel Romero at UFC on Fox 15

Middleweight contender Yoel Romero was set to meet number one ranked middleweight, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC on Fox 15 on April 18 in New Jersey. That’s not going to happen. Romero went down with an injury and was forced to pull out.

A late replacement has been found and it’s Chris Camozzi. The announcement was made on UFC Fight Pass during the live airing of UFC Fight Night 64.

Chris Camozzi (20-9) 5 KO, 7 Sub & 8 DEC wins. Camozzi is currently on a one fight winning streak heading into UFC on Fox 15. In his last five bouts, he is 1-4, three of those losses come by decision and one of those losses come by triangle choke. He lost to Ronaldo Souza by first round triangle choke in May of 2013, then lost to Lorenz Larkin by unanimous decision in November of 2013. He lost back to back fights by split decision to Bruno Santos at UFC 175 and then to Rafael Natal in September of 2014. He beat Jeremy Kimball by first round rear-naked-choke in November of 2014.

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