Now that the UFC’s next “Fight for the Troops” card has it’s main event, as Lyoto Machida will throw down with Tim Kennedy, the promotion continues to round out the November 6th card. The latest additions to the event include Chris Camozzi taking on middleweight Lorenz Larkin and 185ér Yoel Romero fighting Ronny Markes.
Camozzi (19-6) was steadily moving his way up the middleweight ranks recently thanks to a four fight win streak, which included victories over vets like Nick Ring and Luiz Cane. Most recently, however, Camozzi ran into “Jacare” Souza at UFC on FX 8 and was choked out by the jiu-jitsu star.
Larkin (13-1) made his Octagon debut at UFC on FOX 7 in April but was handed a unanimous decision defeat by Francis Carmont. Prior to that the Strikeforce vet had gone undefeated in 14 bouts, although a TKO loss to “King Mo” Lawal was overturned to a no contest, after the latter failed his post-fight drug test.
Considering the striking approach both Camozzi and Larkin utilize in their fights, that match-up has some nice potential.
Romero (5-1) is coming off a successful Octagon debut as he blasted Clifford Starks at UFC on FOX 7 for the first round KO, after being stopped by Rafael Cavalcante at a Strikeforce card in September, 2011. Oh, the Cuban fighter is also a former Olympic Silver Medalist in wrestling, so, he knows a thing or two about grappling.
Ronny Markes (14-1), meanwhile, has won three straight bouts now in the UFC, all by UD. The Brazilian fighter is coming off wins over Aaron Simpson, Karlos Vemola and most recently Andrew Craig. So that’s also a pretty intriguing bout.
“Fight for the Troops III”, or UFC Fight Night 31, will be hosted by Fort Campbell in Kentucky and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Stay tuned to Caged Insider.com for all your UFC news and coverage.