Chris Camozzi's forthcoming trip to Sweden has gotten a little less hostile.
Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that Swedish middleweight Magnus Cedenblad has been forced to withdraw from his slated May 28 bout with Camozzi at the UFC Fight Night card at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe. In Cedenblad's stead, Camozzi will now face fellow American Trevor Smith.
The 30-year-old Camozzi has a three-fight winning streak -- a run containing wins over Tom Watson, Joe Riggs and Vitor Miranda -- snapped by Thales Leites last August, who choked him out in the third round. The Colorado native returned in November, dropping a unanimous decision to four-time Australian Olympic judoka Daniel Kelly.
Smith, 36, has posted a 4-4 mark in the UFC since coming over from the shuttered Strikeforce in July 2013. After winning back-to-back bouts for the first time in his UFC tenure, earning decisions over Dan Miller and Joe Gigliotti, “Hot Sauce” lost a unanimous verdict to Andrew Sanchez this past December.
The main card of the May 28 UFC Fight Night card from Stockholm airs live on Fox Sports 1, headlined by Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson meeting fellow former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira.