Constantinos Philippou Out; Ronaldo Souza vs Chris Camozzi, Rafael Natal vs Joao Zeferino Set for UFC on FX 8

Ronaldo Jacare Souza

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

  • 17-3 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Ed Herman, Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler

Chris Camozzi

Chris Camozzi

  • 19-5 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nick Ring, Nick Catone, Luiz Cane


Rafael Natal

Rafael Natal

  • 15-4-1 MMA / 3-2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Sean Spencer, Paul Bradley, Michael Kuiper

Joao Zeferino


Joao Zeferino

  • 13-4 MMA Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Sean Salmon


UFC on FX 8

May 18th, 2013

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Arena Jaragua


Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo Souza enters the UFC on a current three-fight win streak, including wins over Bristol Marunde and Derek Brunson. In his final fight with Strikeforce, Souza submitted UFC middleweight, Ed Herman in the first round with a kimura.

Chris Camozzi extended his win streak in the UFC’s middleweight division to four, with a split decision victory over Nick Ring at UFC 158. Other wins during his streak include a decision victory over Luiz Cane and stoppage victories over Nick Catone and Dustin Jacoby.

Rafael Natal looked the best he’s ever been in the UFC last time out, earning a third round submission victory over Sean Spencer at UFC on Fox 6. He’s now won three out his last four fights in the octagon, including decision victories over Paul Bradley and Michael Kuiper. Natal’s only loss since August of 2011, was a second round knockout loss to Andrew Craig at UFC on Fuel TV 4.

UFC new-comer, Joao Zeferino earns a spot in the big show on the heels of a seven-fight win streak, dating back to November of 2011. Five of the seven victories during the streak have come by way of stoppages (4 submission, 1 TKO). Most recently, Zeferino defeated Wellington Geraldo de Oliveira by first round submission in March.


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