Chris Camozzi was visibly displeased with the way his fight against Bruno Santos went at UFC 175 in Las Vegas last Saturday, but UFC officials have given the Colorado native an opportunity to quickly wipe the bad taste from his mouth.
It was announced on Friday that Camozzi will fight Rafael Natal in a middleweight bout on Sept. 5.
The tilt will be part of the UFC Fight Night at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. The event will also house a middleweight duel featuring Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza, as well as the recently announced Derrick Lewis-Matt Mitrione heavyweight bout.
For Camozzi, winning is absolutely vital. The 27-year-old has dropped three straight pairings under the Zuffa banner since May of 2013. Prior to the losing streak, Camozzi had rallied off four wins in a row, earning him a fight against “Jacare” Souza at UFC on FX “Belfort vs. Rockhold.” He lost via submission, starting on his current slide.
Natal is in the midst of a losing streak of his own, dropping a decision his last time out against Ed Herman at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Silva.” Prior to that, “Sapo” was viciously finished by Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight Night “Fight for the Troops 3.”