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Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 176 in August

Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 176 in August

May 20, 2014

A lightweight matchup between Brazilian Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) and two-time UFC title challenger Gray Maynard (11-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC 176.

The bout was first reported by the Los Angeles Daily News and subsequently confirmed by UFC officials.

Featuring a championship rematch between UFC featherweight title holder Jose Aldo and top contender Chad Mendes, UFC 176 takes place Aug. 2 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Camoes fought most recently in December, when he was forced to tap to a Jim Miller armbar. That was the lone 2013 bout for “Morango,” who owns a 10-fight winning streak in bouts outside of the UFC but has earned just one victory in five octagon appearances.

Meanwhile, Maynard is perhaps best known for a pair of legendary 2011 bouts with then-UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. However, after opening his career at 10-0, “The Bully” is just 1-3-1 in his past five outings.

The night’s official bout order has yet to be revealed, but Camoes vs. Maynard will likely serve on the evening’s preliminary lineup.

Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard

Source: MMAJunkie