Colorado native Chris Camozzi will be close to home for his next fight, according to UFC officials, who recently announced that the 25-year-old middleweight will square off with Buddy Roberts at UFC 150 in Denver.
Promotion officials revealed that verbal agreements are in place for the contest, which takes place Aug. 11 at Denver’s Pepsi Center and airs live on pay-per-view. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title rematch between reigning king Benson Henderson and ex-champion Frankie Edgar.
Camozzi enters the contest riding back-to-back victories, having submitted Dustin Jacoby with a third-round guillotine choke in January before badly lacerating Nick Catone en route to a doctor’s stoppage at UFC on FX 4 last month. The six-time UFC veteran has finished 11 of his 17 career victims and has not been knocked out in nearly six years as a pro.
Roberts, 29, rides a six-fight winning streak into his clash with Camozzi. The Jackson’s MMA representative made his first promotional foray June 8 at UFC on FX 3, when he took a unanimous decision from fellow Octagon debutant Caio Magalhaes. The twice-beaten middleweight has not lost since 2009 and owns five submission wins to his credit, though his last three fights have all gone the distance.